The little fire ant (LFA) is still steadily spreading across the island bringing its painful sting to all it encounters. Some homeowners in Umatac cannot allow their children to play outside as their yards are infested with these tiny ants. The good news is the treatments being used to control the ants are working and […]
A story by Jerick Sablan on the status of large piles of green waste left in the wake of Typhoon Dolphin. Concerns are expressed about rhino beetles and little fire ants associated with the piles. Please click here to read the full story.
Invasive insects may be small, but they are driving research agendas at WPTRC in a big way. The little fire ant (LFA), Wasmannia auropunctata, was first found on Guam in November 2011 and identified by Dr. Ross Miller’s Entomology Laboratory, the ant identification center for the region. Since that time LFA have been found in […]