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Fire ants

Fire ants are one of the worst invasive species to reach Australia’s shores. They can ruin our lifestyle and significantly impact our environment and many industries including agriculture. Fire ants inflict painful stings and could restrict everyday activities such as barbeques, picnics and sporting events.

With your help we have the best chance of ridding Queensland of fire ants. Check your yard and report back to us using our online reporting form or by calling us on 13 25 23.

If you want to do more to help, you can volunteer as a fire ant ranger to assist in surveillance for fire ants in public areas, and participate in community education activities to raise awareness. Email fireants@daf.qld.gov.au to express your interest or call 13 25 23.

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Fire ants

In this guide:

  1. Top 5 places to check for fire ants
  2. Living and working in fire ant biosecurity zones
  3. Fire ant biosecurity zones suburbs list
  4. Fire ant eradication and suppression treatment
  5. Aerial fire ant treatment
  6. Treatment of fire ant nests
  7. Fire ant treatment frequently asked questions
  8. Training and education about fire ants
  9. Fire ant biology and ecology

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