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On June 27, 2014, a multi-agency crew of about 20 people scoured a Mililani Mauka neighborhood after residents turned in the stinging little fire ants (LFA) to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture on June 18 and 23.  The team set out to methodically survey homes and surrounding areas using peanut butter as bait for the ...
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The following are reports prepared by the Hawaii Invasive Species Council on eradication and outreach efforts by various organizations. May 19, 2014


Posted on May 2, 2014 in Main

Worker LFA LFA infestation LFA DOCUMENTARY A documentary on LFA has been produced by the Maui Invasive Species Committee and may be viewed at: The 30-minute program covers the problems LFA has caused on Hawaii Island and how a coordinated effort to prevent the spread of the invasive ant needs the help of everyone in the ...

UH-CTAHR Farmer Open House – March 29

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in Main

The UH-College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) is holding an open house at its Poamoho Research Station on Saturday, March 29 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Farmers, please RSVP to Lynn at 622‐4185 or To view the flyer and map to the research station, click here.  

CRB Updates

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in Main

The following are updates posted by the Hawaii Invasive Species Council on activities to eradicate the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle on Oahu. December 24, 2016 December 10, 2016 Map version November 26, 2016 Map version November 11, 2016 Map version October 29, 2016 Map version October 15, 2016 Map version October 1, 2016 Map version September 17, 2016 ...
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Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Information

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in Main

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (adult) For CRB Updates from HISC, click here.   The eradication efforts for the invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle continues. Leeward Oahu residents are being asked to check their mulch piles and green waste for any breeding populations. In addition, mulch material should not be transported. Oahu residents are urged to call the CRB team ...
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