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Treatment by the program

The program is focused on eradicating fire ants from Australia.

We are focused on eradicating fire ants. To achieve this we are treating fire ants across a large area of South East Queensland, starting on the western boundary of the infestation area in the Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Logan and Ipswich local government areas.

As we clear fire ants from these areas, we will move east until we reach the coast, and fire ants are eradicated once and for all.

Fire ant eradication involves treating all targeted properties between September and June each year, whether you see signs of fire ants or not.

We need to treat 100% of properties in our planned treatment area multiple times over several years. We use a product that is safe for humans, livestock and pets. One missed nest could be the difference between reinfestation and further spread, jeopardising eradication efforts.