- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - Early signs of success are being seen in Hawaii’s fight against the little fire ant - at least in one neighborhood.

KHON (https://is.gd/IhXFLV) reports spot surveys in the Mililani Mauka neighborhood have not detected the ant after completion of five of eight planned treatments in the 6-acre infestation zone.

The final treatment in the area is scheduled to take place in May.

Hawaii Board of Agriculture chairman Scott Enright says the fact that little fire ants are not being found indicates the eradication plan is working.

The ant was first discovered in Mililani Mauka by a resident last June.

The stinging pest has been described as among the world’s most invasive species.

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Information from: KHON-TV, https://khon.com

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