Assessing the potential risk of minor, sporadic early-season pests is challenging. A new collection of profiles in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management aims to help growers and IPM professionals make more-informed decisions about whether methods such as preventative insecticide seed treatments are warranted.
USDA scientists and their collaborators have found that naturally-occurring compounds that are found on the skin of certain poison frogs can incapacitate and kill fire ants. The red imported fire […]
When water levels rise, red fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) stream from their nests and rapidly grip onto their nearest neighbors in order to form rafts to carry them to safety. […]
Each year in the United States, fire ants cost $7 billion for control, damage repair, and medical care. They infest millions of acres in urban, agricultural, wildlife, recreational and industrial […]