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Authored by Eric Day, Insect ID Lab Manager, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech

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The Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) is an invasive insect. Before moving hay and equipment out of areas near Red Imported Fire Ant infestations, use this checklist with your vehicles, equipment, and products. RIFA is found in loose, uncompacted soil in hay fields, row crops, roadsides, and pastures. Soil picked up by combines, planters, cultivators, plows, hay bales, and earth moving equipment can harbor and move fire ants.

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Publication Date

March 8, 2022