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”
Good news! We will be holding our monthly Ant Management Workshops via ZOOM starting Friday, June 26. These free monthly workshops will be focused primarily on residents who wish to manage Little Fire Ants around their homes. We start with some ant biology basics, then participants will be ... Read More about AMZooM! – Now holding online workshops
As of 2020, two new granular baits have been approved for use in the State of Hawaiʻi in the battle against Little Fire Ants. Antixx and Firefighter are corn grit granules, soaked in oil and laced with the toxicant Spinosad, which is derived from naturally occurring soil bacterium. It begins killing ... Read More about New bait options available – Antixx and Firefighter