Exotic ants

Management of exotic ants

It is difficult to manage exotic ants once they are in an area. 

The best way to control them is through prevention.

To stop the spread of exotic ants, you should do all of the following:

  • always have your luggage and goods checked by customs when you return from overseas travel
  • do not move soils and pot plants to other areas, as the soil may contain ant nests
  • clean machinery before moving it long distances - dried soil can contain ant colonies.

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Last updated: 14 June 2019

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