Tag Archives: fire ant

Rain and imported fire ants

So last time I posted about rain and mosquitoes.  I thought I needed to follow up that post with one on rain and imported fire ants, especially since it’s still raining. I’ve been getting a fair number of inquiries about imported fire ants as of late.  There are usually two categories of questions that I’ve been fielding: 1. What happens to fire ants when it floods? 2. How do I control all the fire ants that are popping up? I have covered both of these topics before and… Read More →

Flooding and fire ants

I think saying that weather has been interesting for Central Texas as of late is a bit of an understatement. We have had so much rain that has led to flooding in multiple areas, causing much loss and devastation. While clean-up efforts are underway for various parts of the state, people need to be aware of fire ant movement. I know this is one the the last things on everyone’s mind when looking at the results of the flooding, but it can be important information for those people… Read More →

All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar Series- Fire Ant Management Using Baits

When: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 1PM CST Link: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant Cost: FREE Learn how to make the biology of fire ants work for you not against you. This webinar presented by Dr. Lawrence “Fudd” Graham from Auburn University will discuss fire ant baits and other control methods. It will also provide the latest information on the Pseudacteon phorid flies, natural enemies of fire ants. Moderated by Dani Carroll and Bethany O’Rear, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Vicky Bertagnolli-Heller, Extension Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator, Clemson… Read More →

FREE Webinars! Alien Invasions! Zombie! Decapitation! (it is getting close to Halloween…..)

Did you miss the webinar from this month? It’s right in theme with the month of October and even has zombies! All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series Alien Invasions, Zombies Underfoot and Billions of Decapitated Fire Ants This webinar was presented by Dr. Sandford Porter, a Research Entomologist in the Imported Fire Ants and Household Insects group of USDA ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology. It was moderated by Nelson Wynn, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. To watch the recorded webinar, go here… Read More →

New media coverage and a (taped) FREE webinar!

Media In case you quite haven’t gotten enough from me lately, I thought I would share media that I have been involved with lately. I did a story with KXAN on juniper budworm- you can find that clip here. Some of the information that I spoke about was not covered in the piece, so you can get the full skinny here. I was also recently inteviewed on Central Texas Gardener where I discuss a variety of things- you can find that video here. You can find the clip… Read More →