More fire ants discovered
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.
RISK: Fire ants were found in Borallon.