The ABC recently published an article questioning the success of Biosecurity Queensland’s fire ant eradication program.
It suggests that red imported fire ants have now moved beyond detection zones to an area around Gatton, and that there are up to 13,000 reported sightings which are awaiting confirmation.
These claims have been denied by the department.
To read more, head to the ABC website.
Note: some suburbs in our vicinity are classified as being within Fire Ant Biosecurity Zone 2, which imposes a general biosecurity obligation on residents to ensure we do not spread fire ants.
For more info, please visit the Queensland Government website.