Work to eradicate little fire ants in Nahiku to begin

Work to eradicate little fire ants in Nahiku to begin
The bait will be sprayed using a helicopter. It will attract the pests. (Source: MISC)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -The Maui Invasive Species Committee says it will start little fire ant treatment next Tuesday in Nahiku.

To make sure they get them all, crews plan to spray ant bait over 150 acres via helicopter.

That bait is made up of water, vegetable oil, an ant birth control and beef liver powder, which will attract the insects.

They’ll treat the area every six weeks until the pests are eradicated.

Fire ants were fist found in Nahiku in 2014.

Officials are also working to tackle an infestation of little fire ants in the Waihee Valley.

For more information on fire ant treatment in Nahiku, click here.

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