Dangerous ant stamped out at airport
A COMBINED effort by biosecurity officers, local businesses and specially-trained detector dogs has successfully stamped out an exotic pest ant at Perth Airport.
Browsing ant has been eradicated following a threeyear program by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) in conjunction with the Federal Government.
DAFWA Biosecurity and Regulation executive director Kevin Chennell said browsing ant was a tramp ant native to southern Europe.
He said it could cause significant damage to native species, the environment, horticulture and apiculture.