Red imported fire ants

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.

RIFA was detected in Brisbane in 2001 and Sydney in 2014. Eradication programs are underway in both areas.

More information on red imported fire ants from the Department of Primary Industries. (pdf. 340KB)