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Texas Tech Developing Toxic Fire Ant Fungus

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April 26, 2000
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There’s a fungus among us, and researchers at Texas Tech University are proving it to be fatal to fire ants around the state. Entomologists in the plant and soil science department say the deadly fungal bait has been extremely effective in killing fire ants.

LUBBOCK – There’s a fungus among us, and researchers at Texas Tech University are proving it to be fatal to fire ants around the state. Entomologists in the plant and soil science department say the deadly fungal bait has been extremely effective in killing fire ants in the Texarkana area as well as at other field test sites.


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