Fire ants

Gladstone residents, we are on the verge of declaring Gladstone fire ant free but we need your help today.

Join the ant hunt! Complete the Yard Check Report and let us know if you have any suspect ants or nests on your property. It is just as important that you report to us if you haven't found anything, as this information is needed to verify that your yard is free from fire ants.

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

    Report fire ants, yard check report, property information form 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 18 March 2016