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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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                                                 Natchez Trace

                               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

August 2003.


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

 (662) 686-5487



Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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