LFA Spot the Ant. Stop the Ant.

Don’t let the Little Fire Ant go undetected! Protect your family, your community, and our island ecosystems from the little fire ant.


  • In search of ants: The stinging fire kind that could be a pain for residents, pets and the tourist and agriculture industries (paid content)The Maui News: January 5, 2014Read Story
  • Little fire ant found on Maui, Oahu (paid content)The Maui News: January 1, 2014Read Story
  • Invasive fire ant discovered in plants sold on Oahu and MauiHawaii News Now: December 31, 2013Read Story
  • Stinging Fire Ants Spread to Oahu, MauiHonolulu Civil Beat: December 31, 2013Read Story
  • New bait curtails ant infestation on MauiHonolulu Star-Advertiser: October 22, 2010Read Story
  • Little fire ant infestation eradicatedThe Maui News: October 22, 2010Read Story
  • Teams make gains in little fire ant fightThe Maui News: February 12, 2010Read Story
  • Little fire ants spread across the Big IslandThe Maui News: January 28, 2010Read Story
  • State workers ‘RIF’d’ to balance budgetThe Maui News: December 9, 2009Read Story
  • Kia’i Moku: Residents urged to report unusual stinging fire antsThe Maui News: November 8, 2009Read Story
  • Letters to the editor, Viewpoint: Positions being cut as little fire ants discovered on MauiThe Maui News: October 26, 2009Read Story
  • Little fire ant infestation is found on MauiThe Maui News: October 16, 2009Read Story
  • Little Fire Ant threat to Organic Farms in HawaiiHawaii Health October 8, 2007Read Story

Spot the Ant. Stop the Ant.

Look for signs of infestation:

Painful stings on the neck and torso.

Pets blinded by stings in the eye.

Tiny pale orange ants as long as a penny is thick (1/16th inch).

Are ants stinging your neck or upper body?

Report it! The little fire ant is in Hawaii, but is not widespread. Report LFA to your local invasive species committee at Report-a-Pest or call 643-PEST.