The OKEON Churamori Project introduced the Alien Species Prevention Project in 2016, which is sponsored by the Department of Environment and Community Affairs, Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG), utilizing the insect survey network set up across mainland Okinawa as a means to monitor alien species. In June, 2017, the Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) Solenopsis invicta […]
We visited Ishigaki Island to see if there are any fire ants or any other invasive ants threats and check on the ants currently inhabiting in the area. I shuddered at the sight of the grassland surrounding Ishigaki airport and the man-made land at the harbor. It looked so similar to the scenery of Taiwan, […]
Taiwan has been fighting fire ants over a decade. They must have excellent tactics to battle fire ants that we can adopt as a counter-plan to keep them away from Okinawa. To learn from their experience and knowledge, we visited the Red Imported Fire Ant Control Center and a fire ant control business. The staff was […]
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