State to begin fire ant eradication in Waimanalo today

WAIMANALO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - State officials will begin their first attempt at eradicating little fire ants in Waimanalo on Thursday.

The ants were first found on Oahu in trees within a four-acre area in April.

Officials say the first treatment will be at least a one-year effort, and crews will then monitor the area for years afterward to make sure the eradication efforts worked.

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