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DPI has an eye on Lismore’s yellow crazy ants – The Echo

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Yellow Crazy Ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) has been confirmed in Lismore. Photo supplied.

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, originally from Southeast Asia, that has been accidentally introduced to numerous places in the world – including Lismore.

Yellow crazy ants do not bite, but spray formic acid to blind and kill their prey. Once the ants reach super colony levels they can become a severe threat to people, especially children and the elderly, as well as pets.

A surviving population of yellow crazy ant (YCA) is under surveillance and being treated in Lismore following the positive identification of the invasive pest by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

Baiting will begin in this…



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