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Pest ants

Specific ant species are considered a pest in Queensland as they can spread across regions and significantly affect our environmental and agricultural sectors.

Pest ant species of most concern are:

Electric ants, fire ants and yellow crazy ants are serious invasive pest species. You should be aware of any movement restrictions or eradication operations in your area and how to identify and make a report if you discover one of these pests.

Also consider...

  • For more information about how to identify and control pest ants, or to report a sighting, contact the Customer Service Centre.