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About fire ants

Please report suspect fire ants online or contact Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.

First detected in the Brisbane area in February 2001, these South American ants pose a serious social, economic and environmental threat.

Fire ants are a category 1 restricted pest under the Biosecurity Act 2014 (PDF,1.5MB) and landholders must report suspected sightings of fire ants on their property to Biosecurity Queensland or face heavy fines.