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Crews to survey Mililani Mauka for little fire ants

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MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Crews will be surveying the Mililani Mauka neighborhood on Thursday for little fire ants, an area that was infested last year.

A team will be checking the six-acre zone between Auina and Kopalani Streets by setting baits – vials containing peanut butter – and collecting ants for identification.

Since the detection in June 2014, the area was treated eight times with pesticides and bait formulas, the state Department of Agriculture said.

No ants were found when crews surveyed the neighborhood earlier this year.

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