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Invasive Spotlight: Red Imported Fire Ant

Red imported fire ant. (Credit: Bugwood.org)

The red imported fire ant, or RIFA for short, is no ordinary red ant. This invasive pest lives up...

White pustules from red imported fire ant sting. (Credit: Texas Agricultural Extension Service)
White pustules from red imported fire ant sting. (Credit: Texas Agricultural Extension Service)

White pustules from red imported fire ant sting. (Credit: Texas Agricultural Extension Service)

Southern fire ant fire ant worker with red head and thorax and dark abdomen. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Southern fire ant fire ant worker with red head and thorax and dark abdomen. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Southern fire ant fire ant worker with red head and thorax and dark abdomen. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: bite (1), CDFA (1), invasive species (1), nurseries (1), pest (1), red imported fire ant (1), RIFA (1), southern California (1), sting (1), UC IPM (1), venom (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden
 
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