elcome to the Texas Imported Fire Ant Research and Management Project.

The impact of red imported fire ants in the state of Texas is estimated to be $1.2 billion annually. Red imported fire ants are pests of urban, agricultural and wildlife areas and can pose a serious health threat to plants and animals. The goal of the Texas Imported Fire Ant Research and Management Project is to find effective methods to eliminate this invasive species as a major economic and medical pest.

This website provides research-based information to homeowners, agricultural producers, industry professional, institutional clients, educators or anyone looking for way to help manage fire ants. It also serves as a resource for researchers and students and provides documentation accounting for current and recent research progress at Texas AgriLife Research and collaborating institutions funded through the project.

What's New...

West Texas Counties Added to Fire Ant Quarantine

Broadcast Baits for Fire Ant Control
The latest and greatest in available broadcast baits for fire ant control for home use, commercial use and agricultural use.

Fire Ant FAQ

What are imported fire ants? We didn't used to have fire ants when I was a kid. Why do we have them now? What is the best way to eradicate fire ants?
Get the answers to these questions and others about the red imported fire ant by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.


TIFARMP research projects reports database

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