Help sought for war on yel­low ants

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS FIGHTING THE FERAL INVASION -

FAR North Queens­lan­ders are be­ing urged to join the fight against yel­low crazy ants ahead of an im­por­tant bait­ing pe­riod.

Ant erad­i­ca­tion teams start ground bait­ing in south­ern Cairns this week and will con­duct aerial bait­ing in in­fested ar­eas later this month.

Wet Trop­ics Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Scott Buchanan said com­mu­nity mem­bers played a vi­tal role in stop­ping the spread of the in­va­sive species through­out the re­gion.

“It’s go­ing to be ex­tremely dif­fi­cult but our en­deav­ours have the po­ten­tial to be a game changer when it comes to deal­ing with in­va­sive pests glob­ally.”

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