HAL staff are all working from home until further notice. During this shutdown, the Hawaiʻi Ant Lab staff are still available by phone: East Hawaiʻi - 808-315-5656, West Hawaiʻi - 808-209-9014, Oʻahu - 808-824-1366. You can also email any questions or requests - Please feel free to contact ... Read More about COVID-19 HAL Update
Recently, researchers detected a new parasitoid wasp (Orasema minutissima) in the South Hilo and Puna districts of the Hawai‘i Island. This is exciting news since this species of wasp is known to parasitize Little Fire Ants (LFA) throughout parts of their native range and in the Caribbean. Right ... Read More about Little Fire Ant Biocontrol
Antixx and Firefighter are both granular baits recommended by the Hawai‘i Ant Lab (HAL) to manage Little Fire Ants (LFA), Recently we discovered that some of these products have been sitting on the shelf for too long and/or have compromised seals causing them to go rancid. LFA are picky eaters, so ... Read More about Is Your Granular Bait Fresh?
An Invasion by Fire by Sabastian Lambert A danger is creeping up into the Hawaiian Islands, consuming all people and landscapes in its path. Creeping along slowly, silently, and often unknown until it is too late. We are losing our land, communities, and livelihoods. We are losing our quality ... Read More about An Invasion by Fire
October is “Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant Month” in Hawaiʻi. This annual campaign asks residents and businesses to be aware that invasive ants must be detected and controlled. We are asking people to collect ants from their property, freeze them overnight to kill them, then mail or deliver the ants to ... Read More about October is “Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant Month”