INFESTATION ALERT: A new detection of Little Fire Ants (LFA) has been found on Kaua‘i in the Moloa‘a area. In July 2021, a concerned farmer submitted suspected LFA samples to the Kaua‘i Invasive Species Committee (KISC). KISC forwarded the samples to the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) for confirmation. KISC and HDOA teams are currently conducting delimiting surveys to determine the size of the infestation. This new infestation is the largest known infestation on Kaua‘i with LFA confirmed in over 13 acres. The treatment area is estimated to exceed that.
For more information on the recent infestation check out the link below to watch our LFA webinar on Youtube.
Click Here: LFA WEBINAR 2021
Free test kits can be found at any of our local libraries
(Princeville, Kapaa, Lihue, Koloa, Hanapepe, and Waimea).
LFA test kits are also available at:
- HDOA office on Pua Loke in Lihue
- KISC office, 7370 Kuamoo Rd, Wailua. Call us at 808-821-1490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can easily test for LFA using materials already available at home: all you need is some chopsticks, peanut butter, and a ziplock bag. Visit stoptheant.org for instructions and a short video on how to test.
*Farmers and large land owners, please contact KISC for larger survey kits