Fire ants

The National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program will be conducting bait treatment for fire ants in some suburbs in South East Queensland from September 2015 to May 2016.

If you live in the treatment area, you will receive a letter from Biosecurity Queensland requesting access to your property. Biosecurity Queensland Officers will need to access your property to conduct fire ant bait treatment. All officers will display official Queensland Government identification and will not need to enter your house or buildings.

If you have received a notification from us that your property requires treatment, please complete the Property information form to advise us of any access issues.

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.

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.

  • About fire ants

    How to identify fire ants, the impact of these pest ants, fire ant biology, ecology and frequently asked questions.

  • Restricted areas

    If you work or live in a fire ant restricted area you need to know about restrictions on moving certain risk items, restricted areas and waste facilities

  • Eradication program

    What is being done to eradicate fire ants including aerial surveys and treatment, current research, how you can become a volunteer and more

  • Forms and notifications

    Fire ant forms and surveys including the report a sighting, flights and inspector approval requests.

  • Education and teaching resources

    Make a booking for 'Aka the Fire Ant Tracker' show or download teaching materials including strategies and contract activities

Last updated 21 September 2015