Friday, April 1, 2011

Solve Your Fire Ant Problems with Help From the Experts

Got fire ants? Got questions on how to deal with them?  An upcoming webinar featuring scientists from several land-grant universities may be just what you need.  “Solve Your Fire Ant Problems with Help from the Experts” is slated for Thursday, April 21 from 11 to noon (Eastern Daylight Time).  The webinar will present the information that you need to know to control fire ants.  The webinar’s moderator Dr. Kathy Flanders of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System says it is actually easy to kill the fire ants that are bothering you once you understand how they live. 

“Participants will learn how to apply the integrated pest management tactics that are as economical and environmentally friendly as possible,” says Flanders.

This interactive session will provide an opportunity to communicate directly with fire ant specialists and to ask questions related to specific problems you may be encountering. 

•  How Can You Tell if You Have Fire Ants? 
Dr. Jason Oliver, Tennessee State University
•  Understanding the Biology and Behavior of Fire Ants Makes it Easier to Control  Fire Ant
Dr. Timothy Davis, Clemson University
•  Managing Imported Fire Ants
Dr. Bastiaan Drees, Texas A&M University
•  Biological Control of Fire Ants
Dr. Fudd Graham, Auburn University

How to Participate
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This webinar is sponsored by the Imported Fire Ant Community of Practice, which is part of is the online information delivery program of the Cooperative Extension System. eXtension is an educational resource you can trust to take the best university-based research and turn it into hands-on, practical information you can use to solve today’s problems and develop skills to build a better future.
The Imported Fire Ant Community of Practice (see involves fire ant research and Extension educators from all fire-ant-infested states. Through the power of the Iinternet and social networking efforts, this group provides practical solutions to imported fire ant problems representing the consensus of best management practices.

For more information about fire ants, visit

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