Dr Pam Swepson Writer and Researcher.
ANOTHER 300 fire ant nests have been found in Springfield Lakes, Ipswich, south-east Queensland. The area has been infested since 2001. Biosecurity Queensland has treated thousands of fire ant nests there, numerous times. They're still there. It is time to hold Biosecurity Queensland to account for failing to stop the spread of fire ants, f...Read More
The new Ten-Year Plan emphasises the need to significantly increase the total area receiving multiple consecutive treatments of bait. It prescribes a ‘rolling’ strategy: starting with intensive treatment on the western and south-western edges of the Program’s operations in the Lockyer Valley and the Scenic Rim, then rolling intensive treatmen...Read More
QUT News. Isla Stanich reports. A major fire ant baiting program is now underway in south-east Queensland. Dr Pam Swepson says Biosecurity Queensland should have focussed on containing the species in 2001. The Queensland government promised to eradicate fire ants to bring Commonwealth money into Queensland. The infestation is now ten ti...Read More