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November 20, 2020

New Population of Little Fire Ants Detected in Haʻikū, Maui

Based on their findings, the infestation is contained to four acres, but the source of the infestation is not known. Given the spread, it’s likely that ants have been present for several years. 
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May 14, 2020

Social Media Video Helps MISC Catch Coqui Frogs at Nursery in Kahului

A outbreak of invasive coqui frogs reported in plants outside the Home Depot store in Kahului on Tuesday night, was identified and assessed before sunrise thanks to a social media post and rapid response from community members and experienced field workers.
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October 10, 2019

Maui’s Latest Little Fire Ant Infestation Discussed

The Waihe‘e infestation is the fourteenth detection of little fire ants on the Valley Isle since 2009 and the second detection on Maui this year
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November 29, 2018

MISC and Kamehameha Schools Host Film Screening

The Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) and Kamehameha Schools Maui are hosting a screening of of two conservation and cultural documentaries on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.
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July 24, 2018

Ask the Mayor: Who Can Help With Rabbit Control?

I’ve called the Humane Society, two state departments, the police and prosecutors and everyone says it’s not their problem. Is there anyone out who can help?
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October 22, 2017

Maui County App Connects Residents to MISC

COM Connect is a mobile communication tool that allows residents to alert the County of various issues such as abandoned vehicles, potholes, graffiti and now, invasive species
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December 21, 2015

Ask the Mayor: What Can Prevent the Spread of Coquis Via Vehicle?

I heard that some guy with a lunch truck who lives in an area where the coqui frogs live, accidentally transported the frogs up to the Hali‘imaile area.
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April 15, 2015

UH Maui College to Hold Earth Day Celebration

The public is invited to the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College campus to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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January 28, 2015

Little Fire Ant Infestation Found in Huelo

Little fire ants have been found in Huelo following a survey conducted by the Maui Invasive Species Committee on Friday, Jan. 16.
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March 02, 2010

Sting Operation: Stop the Little Fire Ant!

The county is hoping to raise public awareness about an invasive species by placing informational posters on all Maui Buses.  The Little Fire Ant Working Group was formed by Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares last fall, following the discovery of the stinging ants on the Valley Isle. “The goal is to spread this information faster than... Read more »
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October 15, 2009

Invasive Fire Ant Found at Farm in Waihee, Maui

An invasive, stinging ant called the Little Fire Ant (LFA) has been discovered on a farm in Waihee, on Maui.  Agricultural officials say it appears that the ant infestation is confined to a ½-acre area on the farm and the Hawai’i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is preparing an eradication program.  Although this ant species has... Read more »
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January 15, 2009


Haleakala National Park on Maui is $1.2 million richer today because of a partnership between the National Park Service and the Maui Invasive species Committee.  Under the National Park Service Centennial Challenge, contributions from park partners are matched with federal funds.  The money will be used to prepare the park for the next century of... Read more »
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