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How to Manage Pests

Key to Identifying Common Household Ants

Red imported fire ant—Quick management tips

Red imported fire ants are under eradication in California

California currently has a program aimed at eradicating the red imported fire ant within the state. Therefore, homeowners should not attempt their own control measures. Any suspected infestation should be reported using the statewide toll free number that has been set up by the California Department of Food and Agriculture for this purpose (1-888-4FIREANT). There is also an informative Web site. Once contacted, state personnel will determine if the ants are red imported fire ants, and if so, will apply approved treatments free of charge or recommend a course of action.

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