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.
- LFA Lesson Plan: Help Detect, Report, and STOP the Little Fire AntThis is a condensed version of the intermediate-high school lesson, “Fire Ants and the Future of Maui Wetlands” from the Hoike o Haleakala curriculum. It includes a teacher introduction to LFA in Hawaii power point, a student ant survey activity, and a LFA ant “quick sort” idenitification guides.
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- Hawaii Ant LabA definitive repository of information on the little fire ant in Hawaii. Get fact sheets on how to manage little fire ant infestations around your home, in infested plants, pet blindness, as well as images and links to the Pacific Ant Program.
- Report-a-PestYou can report the little fire ant online through the reportapest website.This site also has information about other high priority invasive species to be aware of on your island.
- Hawaii Invasive Species CouncilThe Hawaii Invasive Species Council has information for the little fire ant as well as contact information and the websites of all the island-based Invasive Species Committees.
- LFA IdentificationThis brochure, developed by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources can help you identify little fire ants.
- Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA)The website for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture is filled with valuable information on little fire ants.
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.