Volcano Art Center hosting presentation about little fire ants

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    Little fire ants have invaded Volcano, but the Big Island Invasive Species Committee will show how to fight them off Thursday at the Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus.

You’ve heard the horror stories of infestation from neighbors and friends. You’ve seen how they’ve clouded the vision of others’ beloved pets. Or perhaps you’ve experienced firsthand the perils of living with little fire ants.

Little fire ants now have been found in Volcano. Join staff from the Big Island Invasive Species Committee to learn more about how to control this pest during a presentation from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

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Learn how the biology and behavior of ants affect treatment, which products are most effective and how to use them for best results, and how to create a plan for the best long-term control and prevention.

Before the evening’s event, survey your property and bring frozen ant samples to be identified.

Attendees also can find out how to get a free demonstration day with pesticide application for their neighborhood.

The presentation is free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is greatly appreciated.

The program is made possible through funding from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii County Council and the Hawaii Invasive Species Council.

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The presentation is part of a monthly Thursday night series at Volcano Art Center focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and the environment. The series is intended to inspire, enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.

Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. For more information, visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.