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State crews to return to Mililani Mauka to survey for little fire ants

Little fire ants (Image: Hawaii News Now/file) Little fire ants (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)
MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

It’s been two years since invasive little fire ants infested a Mililani Mauka neighborhood, but state Department of Agriculture crews will return on Thursday to make sure they stay away.

Since their detection in June 2014, the six-acre area, between Auina and Kopalani Streets, was treated eight times with pesticides and bait formulas in six-week intervals. The last treatment was done in May 2015, and so far, not a single ant has been detected.

Surveys will continue for another two years.

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