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"Re-here" specific foreign uncooked food is ni news to relate to

Publication day to display page for print: September 27, 2017 update

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(image: Ministry of the Environment)

 Because here re-to discovered doubted ant in hear re-no investigation that Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism carried out at port of Hiroshima on August 23, as a result of identification of ant by expert, here re-to was confirmed on August 24.

 In addition, this discovery becomes the first confirmation in the prefecture.

 We kill all insects and, about individual which we confirmed, dispose, and insect killing bait (Bate agent) and capture trap are installed around point that we confirmed.

 Prevent you from touching absolutely barehanded to have harm that here re-ha resists.

About here re-no confirmation in port of Hiroshima (August 25, 2017 news release document) (PDF file) (224KB)

Re-here confirmed this time (Ministry of the Environment offer)



  • Followup (September 27, 2017) of here re-no confirmation at port of Hiroshima

 In hear re-no investigation (68 national harbor investigations) that Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism carried out, here re-ga was confirmed in container yard of port of Hiroshima International Container Terminal Izushima district on Thursday, August 24, 2017, and after investigating discovery point periphery continuously, 2 individual here re-ga was confirmed from adhesion trap which we installed afterwards.

 Individual that here re-to was confirmed has already died at the time of discovery and it continues and installs Bate agent (insecticidal bait) and adhesion trap in the neighborhood of discovery point again.

About here re-no confirmation in port of Hiroshima (followup on August 25, 2017) (September 27, 2017 news release document) (PDF file) (895KB) 

Here re-nitsuite 

The place of origin

 South America


  • The length is ant of small chestnut brown from 2.5 millimeters to approximately 6.0 millimeters.
  • It is originally from South America, but colonizes in North America, China, Australia.
  • We make big formicary (from 25 centimeters in diameter dome form from 60 centimeters, 15 centimeters in height to around 50 centimeters) with soil and live in group.
  • We come out suddenly and attack when we pick at formicary with sticks because aggressiveness is strong.

How to distinguish

  • We are glossy like red. Color of abdomen (buttocks) darken.
  • Size of ergate is 6.0 millimeters from 2.5 millimeters. Ant of various size is mixed.
  • Big formicary mark (Japanese ant does not make big formicary with soil.)

 → Different type: Black ant, small ants less than 2.5 millimeters, big ants more than 6.0 millimeters

 Here re-no temporarily-like how to distinguish (provisional version) [Ministry of the Environment document]

If we are bitten by ant

  • Here re-deareba,!which is hot when we were stabbed Feel this; have intense pain. When itch, pus, fine weather, hives and allergic symptom are serious, we may cause anaphylactic symptom (dyspnea, hypotension, disturbance of consciousness).
  • When you feel accident, please consult medical institution promptly.


  • Please consult with the following contact information if we find ant which here re-ni resembled.
  • When we are in here re-ga group, we might diffuse, and we are, and, as for the thoughtless extermination, usual ant (more than 270 kinds) carries important role on Japan in ecosystem and can be connected in it breaking Japanese ecosystem to get rid of all ants.

Contact information

 ○Ministry of the Environment here re-consultation dial (] to remove ※ 12/29 - 1/3 to include on [Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays for reception hours from 9:00 to 17:00) Tel: It is 06-7634-7300 from 0570-046-110 IP telephone

 ○Citizens of Hiroshima environment station nature Environment Division wildlife group Tel: 082-513-2933

 ○Foreign creature department in charge of each municipality

 Reference materials 

 Ministry of the Environment document "stop the here re-" (references such as here re-no characteristic, life, extermination method, coping method when we were stabbed)

 ○For public information flyer "here re-ni attention" (Ministry of the Environment) adult (PDF file) (85KB) for child (PDF file) (85KB)

 ○Public information flyer "acquires here re-ni mind" (Ministry of the Environment); and (PDF file) (786KB)

 About Ministry of the Environment website "here re-ni information to relate to"

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