Fire Ants

The Biosecurity risk, don’t end up with a hefty fine by moving soils incorrectly.

Red imported Fire Ants are a “super pest’

Aggressive and highly adaptive and well equipt for survival, which makes them one of the most invasive species in the world, they are quite small (2-6mm) and come in an unusual variety of sizes within one nest. Their heads and bodies are coppery-brown, and their abdomens are darker. They are aggressive, particularly near the nest, and can inflict painful stings. Their nests have no obvious entry or exit holes and often appear as dome-shaped mounds, but these mounds are not always easily identifiable. They can be up to 40cm high but may also be flat and look like a small patch of disturbed soil. They are usually found in open areas such as lawns and pastures, and along roadsides and unused cropland and commercial building sites.

Checkmate Pest Control was one of the first trained and biosecurity accredited pest management companies.

We have extensive knowledge and experience with this ‘super pest’, we inspect and treat all works in a timely matter, completing the works to the workplace health and safety site requirements (white card/QBCC licensed) and to the department of agricultural and fisheries (bio-securities QLD) online reporting and treatment guidelines, this including construction sites, housing developments, sporting fields, schools, landscaping projects and domestic situations, call our team today.