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Little Fire Ants Invade Volcano Village

February 11, 2018, 9:15 AM HST
* Updated February 2, 7:45 AM
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Little Fire Ant queen and workers. PC: Alex Wild

Join the Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) staff on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, from 7 to 9 p.m. for a presentation on Little Fire Ants at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

The Big Island Invasive Species Committee will provide information on how to control this pest, how the biology and behavior of ants affect treatment, which products are most effective and how to use them for best results, and how to create a plan for the best long-term control and prevention.

Attendees will also find out how to get a free demonstration day with pesticide application for their neighborhood.

Before the evening’s event, survey your property and bring frozen ant samples to be identified.

This presentation is free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is appreciated.

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Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

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This program was made possible through funding from the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the Hawai‘i
County Council and the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council. The evening is part of a once-a-month, Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment. The series is intended to inspire, enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.

About Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

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