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Fire ants

If you have been notified by the Fire Ant Program that our officers require access to your property to conduct treatment or surveillance please let us know if there are any access restrictions such as dogs or locked gates by completing the Property Information Form.

Fire ant treatment season runs from September through to June. To find out what this involves, please visit the Treatment season link below.

Fire ants are one of the world's most invasive species. If they establish permanently in Queensland they will ruin our way of life, and have serious health and environmental impacts. Everyday activities, such as barbecues, picnics and sporting events may no longer be possible in high infestation areas.

Under the Biosecurity Act 2014, everyone, including individuals and organisations has a general biosecurity obligation to take all reasonable steps to ensure they do not spread fire ants. View a map of the fire ant biosecurity zones and learn more about what you need to do to prevent the spread of fire ants.

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 form or by calling us on 13 25 23.