Help prevent the spread of yellow crazy ants
The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) was recently found in the Lismore CBD and it’s important we do everything we can to stop its spread to the Tweed.
Itõs a highly invasive exotic pest that can build super colonies and seriously impact local fauna, agricultural production and ecosystems. Unchecked, it poses a serious economic and environmental threat.
Recent surveillance by the NSW Department of Primary Industries confirmed yellow crazy ant was present throughout central Lismore and at a small number of locations in a wider radius. This means it is now prohibited to move plant matter and soil (including lawn clippings, hedge trimmings, mulch, branches, woodchips and sand) from within the Lismore Movement Control Zone (see FAQS Ð www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/insect-pests/ yellow-crazy-ant)
Please regularly inspect your property for any sign of yellow crazy ants or nests and report any suspicious sightings immediately, as this pest can spread rapidly. Do not disturb the ants or nests or try to treat the infestation yourself as the ants will likely move location.
If you suspect the presence of yellow crazy ant, please report them immediately to:
Phone: Biosecurity Hotline 1800 680 244
Yellow crazy ants moving a dead cockroach toward their nest and inset, close up of a yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes).