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Fire ant treatment options

Eradicating fire ants requires a whole-of-community approach. This includes homeowners and tenants, businesses and all levels of government.

It is a legal requirement under the Biosecurity Act 2014 for everyone to take all reasonable steps to stop fire ants from spreading. This starts with reporting fire ants within 24 hours of finding them.

Community treatment is an integral part of the National Fire Ant Eradication Program's strategic plan. We encourage public and private landowners and tenants to look for, report and treat fire ants on their properties.