Fire Ant Expands Range in NC, TN

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. April 24 2018

USDA APHIS has announced new areas being brought under the imported fire ant (IFA) quarantine, effective immediately. Counties in North Carolina and Tennessee are impacted.

  • North Carolina: all of Warren County
  • Tennessee: all of Cumberland, Hamblen, and Jefferson Counties, as well as portions of Trousdale County
IFA infestations were recently confirmed in the above areas, resulting in quarantine restrictions. The federal quarantine mandates regulation of plants with roots and soil attached and other articles such as soil-moving ...

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