Dr Pam Swepson Writer and Researcher.
A kids’ jumping castle was erected on a fire ant nest in a park in Loganholme because Biosecurity Queensland does not put signs on fire ant nests to warn the public of the dangers. There has been a lot of property development in Loganholme, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, recent years. It likely became infected in 2014 because Biosecurit...Read More
In a vain attempt to counter damming criticism in 2010 that Biosecurity Queensland cannot prove its standard baiting program kills fire ants, the program’s science team published a paper in 2014 that claims its standard program kills fire ant nests while having minimal impact on local ants. Dishonestly, the paper DOES NOT say the standard bait...Read More
It appears, in June 2018, a large team of field assistants reported a small property in Lanefield to be fire ant free, only for another team to find over fifty large nests on the same property a few days later. If so, is this evidence that Biosecurity Queensland’s operations are haphazard or evidence that Biosecurity Queensland’s reports ar...Read More