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Webinar announcement: Fire Ant Control made easy

Frustrated trying to control fire ants? If so, join us for an online seminar, Fire Ant Control Made Easy, on Thursday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT (10 to 11 a.m. CDT or 8 to 9 a.m. PDT) and brought to you by the Imported Fire Ant eXtension Community of Practice.

Killing fire ants is actually easier than you think – if you understand how they live. This seminar will help you learn how to apply integrated pest management tactics that are as economical and environmentally friendly as possible. You’ll also learn about fire ant biological control agents such as the Pseudacteon phorid flies.

To participate, log in as “guest” at http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant

If you have specific questions that you want us to address during the webinar, post them to the Imported Fire Ant eXtension Facebook page (Fire Ant Info).

Find more information on fire ants at http://www.extension.org/fire+ants or on Facebook (Fire Ant Info), Twitter (@FireAntInfo), or YouTube (eXfireants).

Topics

How Can You Tell if You Have Fire Ants? Dr. Jason Oliver, Tennessee State University
Understanding the Biology and Behavior of Fire Ants, Dr. Kathy Flanders, Auburn University
Managing Imported Fire Ants, Dr. Bastiaan Drees, Professor, Texas A&M University
Biological Control of Fire Ants, Dr. Lawrence Graham, Auburn University

The difference between bed bugs and ticks

When I check out the stats on our blog, I often look at the search terms that people use to find our blog. A couple of days ago, I noticed that someone searched for “the difference between bed bugs and ticks,” and I thought, that’s a great question! So I’m going to try to answer it.

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