Expert: Fighting little fire ants ‘a forever job’ on the Big Island

This photo provided by the DLNR shows a cat with corneal scarring due to ant stings.


Little Fire Ants climb on a chopstick. These pale orange insects are 1/16-inch long, which is about as long as a penny is thick.

Hawaii residents are once again urged to check for little fire ants on their properties as state agencies hold “Stop the Ant Month” throughout October.