Dr Pam Swepson Writer and Researcher.
Hundreds of fire ant nests are infesting virtually every front yard of a new housing estate in Ripley, Ipswich: as well as kid’s playgrounds, footpaths and shopping centre car parks. People carelessly or accidentally moving fire ants in fire ant carriers like soil, mulch, compost and turf is the main reason fire ants now infest 500,000ha of south...Read More
A huge shopping complex in Oxley, in Brisbane’s south-west, home to big name retailers Bunnings, The Good Guys, JB Hi Fi, Supercheap Auto, Macdonalds and others, is heavily infested with fire ants because of Biosecurity Queensland’s token gesture treatment program. Field staff are told to treat nests the public report, but not the dozens of unr...Read More
Drowning in a backlog of thousands of untreated nests, Biosecurity Queensland is now asking the public to do its own work and collect samples of potentially deadly fire ants: putting the public at unbelievable risk! Biosecurity Queensland relies on the public to report fire ant nests. And they do! They have found 80% of new nests. Biosecurity ...Read More