Fire Ants and Nuisance Ant Pests of the Southeastern US

Fire ants are both an economic and medical pest that have significantly impacted humans and livestock since their accidental introduction into the U.S. more than 50 years ago. Effective management and control of fire ants is crucial.

This educational resource is primarily intended for county extension agents and others who need to control fire ants in various settings, such as pastures, hayfields, schools, homes, and other sites.

Our Topics and Speakers:

  • Fire Ants of the Southeastern U.S.: History, Identification, Biology, Biological Control – Dr. David H. Oi, USDA-ARS, Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL
  • Management of Fire Ants in Urban and Suburban Environments: Golf Courses, Athletic Fields, and Residential Homes – Dr. Will Hudson, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Management of Fire Ants in Rural Environments: Pastures, Equipment & Calibration – Dr. Tim Davis, Chatham County UGA Extension, Savannah, GA

Continuing Education Credits

For county agents and others watching from their county Extension office, this educational resource offers the following continuing education credits:

CategoryCredit Hours Granted
10 or Private1

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