Pest Alert: Red Imported Fire Ant


Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA), Solenopsis invicta, is a serious public nuisance and pest of agriculture in South America and the United States of America.

Red imported fire ant has been detected at a port facility in Port Botany and eradication is now underway.

Topics include:

  • Why is RIFA a concern?
  • What does RIFA look like?
  • How does RIFA spread?
  • What if I am stung?
  • How can I help?

Find out more on Red Imported Fire Ants and reporting suspect sightings.


Primefact 1353 Second Edition

Published: Apr 2015