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Grant Gives European Fire Ant Research a Boost

European fire ant

European fire ant photo by Sean McCann.

The European Fire Ant is invasive, aggressive and a prolific breeder, with colonies popping up throughout the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.

Now, with the help of a $100,000 one-year grant from The BC Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group, TRU researcher Dr. Robert Higgins and his team is hard at work developing methods to control the insect.

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