Little Fire Ants on Oahu Response Updates


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NEW*** Updated 2016 LFA Mini-documentary from the Maui Invasive Species Committee ***

How to test for LFA

In December 2013, The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) confirmed that Little Fire Ant (LFA) had spread from Hawaii Island to Oahu and Maui.  An inter-agency team led by HDOA was mobilized to respond to this pest emergency.  These updates are specific to the Oahu based response.

Here you can find an archive of the updates provided by the ICS:


These updates use the best information available at the time of writing and are not an official record of the project. The purpose is to update partner agencies and concerned individuals about project progress. Questions regarding information in the report can be addressed by calling the incident command post at 973-9524. Mahalo.

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