444-284 (ENTO-342P)

Authors as Published

Dini Miller, Professor and Extension Specialist, Entomology, Virginia Tech; and Hamilton Allen, Graduate Student, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech

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As of 2019, several Virginia counties and cities were placed under the Federal Fire Ant Quarantine. For all practical purposes, the implementation of the quarantine means that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will no longer be responsible for controlling fire ant colonies within the quarantine areas. Therefore, it is important for citizens within the quarantine areas to become familiar with the risks associated with fire ants, and to learn how to properly control fire ant infestations.

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Publication Date

December 9, 2019