Help look for the world's worst ants!
The Ant Blitz is a six week intensive surveillance campaign aimed at discovering what ants are present within our communities, and if any of these are invasive ants not normally found in Western Australia. Enhanced surveillance provides an opportunity for early detection if invasive ants are present, which is key to successful eradication, and keeping WA free from threatening ants!
The goal of our Ant Blitz is to collect as many ant specimen samples and photos as possible. This will not only enhance our current ant surveillance activities, but will also provide a chance for the public to learn about ants, including which native ants are thriving, and which ants they should be on the lookout for.
We want everyone to get up and personal with the ants in their neighbourhood. Being aware of the ants around you will make it easier to spot an intruder!
It is preferable to send the department ant specimen samples so they can be more easily identified. See our Ant Blitz page for instructions.
Only take photos if safe to do so. Sent to the department via:
- MyPestGuide Reporter app (from the App Store or Google play)
- MyPestGuide website
- Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Pest and Disease Information Service +61 (0)8 9368 3080 or firstname.lastname@example.org