More fire ants dis­cov­ered

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

SOM­ER­SET res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to be on the look­out for fire ants af­ter an­other con­firmed case of the in­va­sive pest was found in the re­gion at Bo­ral­lon.

Som­er­set Mayor Graeme Lehmann said it was a timely re­minder for res­i­dents to keep an eye out and re­port any­thing sus­pi­cious to Biose­cu­rity Queens­land.

The lat­est de­tec­tion was only 5km out­side the Fire Ant Biose­cu­rity Zone.

Biose­cu­rity Queens­land of­fi­cers de­stroyed the nests via di­rect nest in­jec­tion.

The first case of fire ants in the Som­er­set Re­gional Coun­cil area was con­firmed at Lowood in Au­gust 2017 and sub­se­quent de­tec­tions have since been made, in­clud­ing the most re­cent at the end of last month.

For more in­for­ma­tion on fire ants or to re­port a sus­pi­cious nest, visit www.daf.qld.gov.au/fire­ants or phone 13 25 23.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

RISK: Fire ants were found in Bo­ral­lon.

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