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.

What If I Have Little Fire Ants?

Use this easy method to test for and collect a sample of suspected LFA. Don’t forget to report your infestation to any of the contacts below.

Drop Off or Mail Your Samples to These HDOA Locations

  • Kauai: 4398A Pua Loke St., Lihue, HI 96766
  • Oahu: 1428 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96814
  • Maui: 635 Mua St., Kahului, HI 96732
  • Molokai: C/O The Nature Conservancy, 23 Pueo Pl., Kaunakakai, HI 96748
  • Hawaii Island: Hawaii Ant Lab / HDOA, 16 E. Lanikaula St. Hilo, HI 96720

Report Infestations

  • STATEWIDE: 643-PEST or online at
  • Oahu Invasive Species Committee: 286-4616
  • Maui Invasive Species Committee: 573-6472
  • Kauai Invasive Species Committee: 821-1490
  • Molokai Invasive Species Committee: 553-5236
  • Hawaii Island (un-infested areas-see map):
    Cas Vanderwoude 286-4616

Controlling LFA in Infested Areas

If you live in an infested area (see map below) visit for tips on how to treat infestations and prevent further spread.

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.