Welcome to the
Hawaiʻi Ant Lab
We are a small lab based in Hilo, Hawaiʻi with two other locations in Kailua-Kona and Oʻahu. We work with residents, agriculture, the green industry, and plant nurseries to provide solutions for the many impacts caused by invasive ants.
What We Do
We study invasive ants and develop new methods to manage them. This is an ongoing process that makes HAL the leading agency on LFA management strategies in the world.
We educate stakeholders on preventing the spread of invasive ants and provide best management strategies based on our research.
We survey ports of entry, green waste facilities, nurseries, and other high risk areas for invasive ant species, as well as participate in LFA eradication efforts throughout the State.
The Hawaiʻi Ant Lab operates as a project of the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is funded by the following agencies: