via our Facebook Group:

I am in need of someone in the lower mainland for a project focused on the mapping of the current distribution of the European fire ant in the Fraser Valley, greater Vancouver area and Victoria. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and will have a background in biology or natural resource sciences with a strong interest in entomology. If possible the candidate should be available through the end of September but this is not an absolute requirement given the reality of summer availability.

Tasks will include the placement and collection of baits in known areas of fire ant activity as well as randomized control areas to assess presence and absence of the fire ant; nest density measurements; and colony collections for laboratory work. Training will be provided to enable the candidate to confirm the identification of the ants microscopically, and provide information to homeowners or community gardeners regarding management.

A valid drivers licence is required.

Please forward CVs to Dr. Rob Higgins (rhiggins@tru.ca) on or before Wednesday July 4. Salary $19/hr.

Job posting: mapping European fire ant in the lower mainland

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  • July 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm
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    Hello, if you’re looking for new areas which have been infested with fire ants you can find them at 2259 East 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC. They have at least 3 mounds in their front yard which remind me of the fire ants I’ve come across in Texas.
    thanks,
    Jeff

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