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Fire ants currently infest over 300 million acres
of land in the U.S. They have recently spread into New Mexico, and
California has a well-established infestation. Besides their obvious impact
on human safety and simple enjoyment of the outdoors, fire ants may have
profound effects on ecosystems that are only now being investigated.
Responsible control measures using Integrated Pest Management principles
can minimize fire ant problems with minimal risk to people and the environment.
Dr. Charles Barr is an Extension Program Specialist working with the Texas Fire Ant Plan working mainly on fire ant control and public education. His doctorate is in Rangeland Ecology and Management where his dissertation explored the effects of fire ants on rangeland plant species diversity and distribution.
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