LITTLE FIRE ANT CONTROL PROJECT IN NA’ALEHU
Join Hawaii Ant Lab, BIISC, The Nature Conservancy, and the County of Hawaii in a community based effort to eradicate Little Fire Ants from Na’alehu. This will be a long-term effort, so join us to work side-by-side with the HAL ant experts as they train community members who are stepping up to control ants on properties in and around the park.
Often, by the time you notice an infestation, LFA have already been quietly living in your yard for months. These ants live in the trees and are only rarely found in the ground, which makes them very hard to detect. Detecting them early is your best chance for eradication and prevention. LFA were detected in Na’alehu early in 2015, and a community program to address the ants began.
The Hawaii Ant Lab has been coordinating monthly volunteer eradication efforts with support from BIISC and TNC, working with local volunteers in the park and surrounding residential areas. Check out our FaceBook page for announcements of upcoming Na’alehu eradication efforts, or sign-up here to receive email notifications about events in Ka’u/Na’alehu.
We meet at 9:30am, behind the gas station, and work for about 2 hours. Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed toe shoes.
Next treatment date is: Saturday, December 19, 2015
For more information on LFA, check out HAL at http://www.littlefireants.com/