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Little Fire Ant HUI Offers Training to Big Island Pest Control Operators

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Little Fire Ant HUI, a citizen group advocating for increased public awareness and control of the little fire ant (LFA) in Hawai‘i County, is holding a one-time, free training event exclusively for all Big Island Pest Control Operators (PCOs).

The workshop will be presented by Hawaii Ant Lab, world experts on LFA, at the Kona Sheraton on Thursday, Sept.7, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The PCOs who receive the training will be able to provide LFA control service to homeowners islandwide.

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PCOs will receive 4.0 credits approved by the HDOA Pesticide Branch.

Little Fire Ant HUI, founded by Holualoa resident Carolyn Dillon, promotes LFA training events for Hawaii Ant Lab and Big Island Invasive Species Committee.

What began as a grassroots effort to combat the spread of LFA in neighborhoods has become a countywide effort. The coalition has expanded to include state and county officials and department heads, industry leaders and private citizens in collaboration to expand community awareness and resources for increased LFA control.

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