A queen red fire ant. Photo: Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Japan faces multibillion-dollar bill as South American red fire ant colonies found in Tokyo

  • Experts warn there is little the country can do to stop their march once the pests have penetrated Japan’s borders
  • The aggressive insects have a bite that can induce a life-threatening allergic reaction, and leave costly structural damage across homes and infrastructure
Topic |   Japan

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A queen red fire ant. Photo: Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
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