How you can help!

If you live in an infestation zone:

If you live in an infestation zone there are a few simple things you can do to prevent the spread of yellow crazy ants into new areas:

  • Dispose of all rubbish and green waste at appropriate council waste disposal facilities. These areas are treated regularly for both yellow crazy ants and electric ants.
  • Do not illegally dispose of rubbish or green waste

    this is a known vector of spreading yellow crazy ants.

  • Report illegal dumping of general or green waste to the Cairns Regional Council on (07) 4044 3044.

Yellow Crazy Ant Community Engagement EcoFiesta2017
Photographer: WTMA

For a free inspection, call us on (07) 4241 0525. We will inspect and/or treat pot plants, outdoor furniture, machinery, play equipment and any other items before you re-locate them.

Yellow Crazy Ant (YCA) Hand Treatment -  NAMAC Taskforce
Photographer: Terrain NRM

If you think you have seen a yellow crazy ant, please collect it or take a clear photo and report it to the Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication Program:

Phone: 07 4241 0525 


Operations base: 31A Vickers Street, Edmonton

Yellow Crazy Ant (YCA) Kuranda Community Taskforce
Photographer: WTMA


Associated with the Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication Program is the Kuranda Yellow Crazy Ant Taskforce. This Taskforce is a community-run organisation which assists the Wet Tropics Management Authority in managing the yellow crazy ant infestation in Russett Park, Kuranda. Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the program, including undertaking regular monitoring activities, completing surveys of the infestation area, and assisting in hand baiting of the infestation area.

You can volunteer with the Kuranda Yellow Crazy Ant Taskforce by calling (07) 4093 8989 or by joining their Facebook page.

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