NT: Pest Ant Control

Conduct coordinated and aggressive action to control pest ant species, including electric ants and yellow crazy ants.

Why it is important?

Pest ant species have the potential to take over the natural environment, killing local ant species as well as small mammals and frogs. Containment and eradication is essential at known infestations, with vigilant monitoring in other areas to ensure no new populations establish.

Examples of Local Action

  • Some existing monitoring and baiting occurring eg. by Mareeba Shire Council at landfill stations. Expand the monitoring and control activities to other areas.

Contribution to Regional Priority

R-CM 12: Yellow Crazy Ant Control
Involve the community in conducting a comprehensive eradication program for Yellow Crazy Ants and Electric Ants, using a range of innovative and traditional approaches.

Local Landscape:

Northern Tablelands

Regional Theme:


National Priorities:

Invasive Species Management-WHA