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We need to work together to eradicate little fire ants

By Heidi Bornhorst

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 20, 2014

~~<p><strong>QUESTION 1</strong>: I live in Keeau and was going to help chop down an invasive albizia tree for my elderly neighbor. Then we noticed it was infested with little fire ants, and we bailed on that. It seems the pesky alien albizia trees are like an overhead freeway for this vicious pest to travel and spread.</p>
<p><strong>QUESTION 2</strong>: I was picking up lilikoi in my own yard, and the tiny ants rained down from my trees and signaled an attack. A whole bunch of them bit me one time, on my neck, inside my bra. I had to go in the house and shower off. A month later the bites still itch, burn and fester. What can we do?</p>
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QUESTION 1: I live in Keeau and was going to help chop down an invasive albizia tree for my elderly neighbor. Then we noticed it was infested with little fire ants, and we bailed on that. It seems the pesky alien albizia trees are like an overhead freeway for this vicious pest to travel and spread.

QUESTION 2: I was picking up lilikoi in my own yard, and the tiny ants rained down from my trees and signaled an attack. A whole bunch of them bit me one time, on my neck, inside my bra. I had to go in the house and shower off. A month later the bites still itch, burn and fester. What can we do? Login for more...



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