Red Imported Fire Ants are a significant problem, particularly in South East QLD. They can only be treated by teams trained and accredited by the QLD Dept. of Biosecurity.
Our Brisbane and Ipswich our pest control experts have recently completed the training program and are now authorised to treat this pest in QLD. The program included theory and practical training on identification, treatment & sample collection as well as detailed reporting via QLD Government website.
Check the links to see our accreditation certificates.
These menacing ants (Solenopsis invicta) are native to South America and not only pose a serious threat the Australian ecosystem, they inflict a painful sting. If you are stung it is best to seek medical advice.
Red Fire Ants are quite small usually between 2-6mm long and have coppery-brown heads and bodies, with darker abdomens. They are particularly aggressive, especially near their nests.
What to look out for:
It is important to report and seek professional help if you discover Red Fire Ants on your property.
There are strict controls in certain areas of QLD designed to prevent the spread of Red Fire Ants.
If you are located in a zone it is important take all reasonable steps to ensure you do not contribute to the spread of these pests such as move materials which could carry fire ants. Carriers include:
Unsure if you are residing in a registered Red Fire Ant zone? Visit the QLD Govt website or check out our downloadable map.
Red Imported Fire Ants can only be treated by an authorised Pest Technician. Our qualified pest management teams in South East QLD have completed this training and are ready to treat your Fire Ant problem. What is involved in treating?