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Little fire ants found from Yigo to Merizo

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Since they were discovered two weeks ago, the island's latest invasive species, the little fire ant, has been found as far north as Yigo and as far south as Merizo. Territorial entomologist Russ Campbell says the public brought in ant samples and it is evident that the ant is being transported around the island via plant, soil and plant material. 

Banana growers are advised to be vigilant as the little fire ant loves to make its home in the leaves next to the trunk. With an idea of where the fire ant populations are located, officials are now putting together a plan to contain it. 

Those who would like bring samples can contact 475-PEST (7378).

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