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A fire ant mound in a field


The Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) continues to expand its territory and has now found its way to areas in North Carolina it was not previously. Due to the increased concern of many individuals that are now dealing with this insect for the first time, N.C. Cooperative Extension held a webinar to discuss RIFAs and their control in areas such as pastures, hayfields, lawns, and landscapes. The web links below include resources from this webinar as well as other documents about RIFAs and products/methods used in controlling them. If you have any questions regarding any of this information please contact your local Cooperative Extension Center.

Links to information regarding RIFAs and their control:

Dr. Wes Watson’s Presentation

Video on Controlling FIRAs in Pastures and Hay Fields

NC State Extension Information about RIFAs

RIFA Control in Pastures NC State Extension Turffiles

RIFA Control in Commercial Turfgrass, Home Lawns, and Landscapes – NC State Extension Turffiles

Moving Baled Hay From Areas Under Quarantine for Imported Fire Ant – NCDA&CS


Frequently Asked Questions about RIFAs from Texas A&M University

Controlling RIFAs in Your Vegetable Garden – Clemson University

Control RIFAs in Your Yard – Mississippi State University

Video of the 10-16-2020 presentation will be posted soon!

Reddish fire ant mound in green grass

Fire ant mound in grass