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Fire Ant Quiz
Fireant Quiz

This interactive and fun quiz will challenge your knowledge of Red Imported Fire Ants.

The Tawny Crazy Ant in Louisiana
hairy crazy ant worker

Summarizes the spread of the Nylanderia fulva, hairy crazy ant, across the southern U.S. and the confusing proliferation of common and scientific names used for it.

Parishes with Spreaders for Area-wide Programs
New location for fire ant spreaders

Map showing parishes that have a spreader available for use in area wide application of fire ant baits. Listing of locations by parish that have implemented the area wide program.

Ant Issues Vol. 3: Fire Ants During Dry Seasons
Fire ants may be an indoor problem during the dry season as they search for water and food. The mounds move below the surface but they will still forage for food during the cooler times of the day.

Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas
Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas
Properly identifying the ant species is the first step in determining whether and how to control them. In this publication there are options for managing various kinds of imported fire ant problems.
Ant Issues Vol. 5: How Fire Ants Move
Fire Ants move long distances through the transport of potted plants, soil and sod. Fire ants spread by producing new queens and colony movement from unacceptable site due to flooding or other disturbances.
Ant Issues Vol. 4: Fire Ant Bait
All fire ant baits work very well when applied according to the label instructions. The way a fire ant bait works depends on the active ingredient in the bait.
Argentine Ant Habitat
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This poster addresses habitat preferences and where Argentine ants can be found.
Chemical Control of Argentine Ants
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This poster discusses background of Argentine Ants, baits that are cheap and effective for indoor use, and outdoor ant control.
Cost-Effective Methods for Cultural Control of Argentine Ants
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This poster addresses where Argentine Ants are found in Louisiana, as well as cost-effective ways to control them.
Argentine Ant: Feeding Preferences and Strategies
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This poster discusses natural feeding preferences, adapted feeding preferences and feeding strategies of the Argentine Ant.
Sisters Fight Fire Ants With Large-scale Treatments
Fire Ants
Stepping outdoors was like being under attack for one homeowner. Fire ants were everywhere in her yard. Her sister’s pasture also was under siege. So they turned to an LSU AgCenter entomologist for help. (Runtime: 1 minute, 47 seconds)
Bug Biz: Fire Ants
Fire Ants
The red imported fire ant, a Louisiana resident since the early 1950s, can be a painful pest or a beneficial friend. Depending on your situation, you may want to manage these ants or simply let them go about their helpful way. Eradication vs. management of the fire ant is discussed in this fact sheet. (PDF Format Only)
Be On Lookout For Fire Ants In Areas Where Flooding Occurred
Fire ants can be a serious problem after hurricanes – particularly in flooded areas, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.
LSAM Identification Service