Invasive Ant Species

There are many ant species that are in areas of the world even tho they didn’t originate there. These are invasive ant species, and they cause a threat to natural biodiversity.

Prime examples of invasive ant species can be seen below. Select one to find out more.

The red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta or RIFA) originated in South America, via shipping crates it has penetrated the US, Australia, Taiwan, Philippines and southern China causing mayhem where ever it goes.

One way we have chosen to control the invasive fire ants is through bio control.

(video from natureconservancy)