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Website on fire ants features recipes to kill pests

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 03, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> The Hono&shy;lulu Star-Advertiser published a story on Oct. 22, 2010, about little fire ants on Maui. It mentioned a new bait that eradicated the ant infestation there. However, it did not provide the name of the bait or whether it was available. It was developed by Cas Vanderwoude with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Do you know the name of the bait, whether the bait is available and whether it is available on Hawaii island?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The bait used on Maui was under a special experimental use permit, according to Vanderwoude, research manager of the Hawaii Ant Lab in Hilo.</p>
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Question: The Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser published a story on Oct. 22, 2010, about little fire ants on Maui. It mentioned a new bait that eradicated the ant infestation there. However, it did not provide the name of the bait or whether it was available. It was developed by Cas Vanderwoude with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Do you know the name of the bait, whether the bait is available and whether it is available on Hawaii island?

Answer: The bait used on Maui was under a special experimental use permit, according to Vanderwoude, research manager of the Hawaii Ant Lab in Hilo. Login for more...



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