Fire ants

Community fire ant treatment projects

Communities across South East Queensland are joining us in the fight against fire ants.

The projects are run by the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program and complement treatment underway across the Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Ipswich and Logan.

These projects will give all residents the chance to treat their properties for fire ants at the same time, increasing the effectiveness of treatment in the area.

When you register, we’ll either:

  • organise to treat your property, or
  • provide you with a free fire ant treatment kit, including bait and detailed instructions on how to correctly treat your yard.

The fire ant treatment projects include suburban treatment blitz activities in:

Tamborine Mountain

Residents should register for the Tamborine Mountain treatment blitz before 10 May 2021.

Everyone who registers will be provided with a fire ant treatment kit to enable them to treat their properties for fire ants.

Bait can be collected from the Chamber of Commerce’s visitor information centre from 14 May and a community treatment weekend follows between 21─23 May.

Gold Coast (Arundel, Maudsland, Pacific Pines and Parkwood)

Residents in Arundel, Maudsland, Pacific Pines and Parkwood can register for the Gold Coast treatment blitz. Treatment dates will be available soon.


Registrations for the  Yarrabilba treatment blitz are now closed.

Check out the Yarrabilba map (PDF, 356KB) to find out which residential properties will be treated by the program and which will receive bait treatment kits.

Program treatment will be completed in the week of 22 March 2021 and residents provided with bait will treat their properties between 26─28 March 2021. A second treatment round will occur in May.

We’re also working on other fire ant treatment projects with primary producers, as well as waste, education, sports and recreational facilities.

In this guide:

  1. Top 5 places to check for fire ants
  2. Living in fire ant biosecurity zones
  3. Fire ant biosecurity zones suburbs list
  4. Fire ant eradication treatment
  5. Aerial fire ant treatment
  6. Treatment of fire ants by the program
  7. Treatment of fire ants at home
  8. Community fire ant treatment projects
  9. Fire ant treatment frequently asked questions
  10. Training and education about fire ants
  11. Fire ant biology and ecology

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