Regional Management Program for
Imported Fire Ants
3 November 2003
Project initiated July 2003.
Sampled mounds at most recreational areas south of Vicksburg
Thelohania infected colony found in mound near Lower Choctaw
Boundary; prevalence of infection to be determined.
Two sites located for augmentation; sites are challenging because
under rigorous turf management. Six mounds at each site were
inoculated with IFA brood from known infected colonies 5
Mounds were resampled October 2003. Establishment of infection
unknown at this time.
May re-inoculate spring 2004 if needed. Two additional locations
with limited disturbance will be selected for inoculations.
Contact: Doug Streett