Gold Coast fire ant alert

FIRE ants have reportedly returned to the Gold Coast once again, after a nest was discovered at Yatala this week. 

The bulletin’s reporting industrial site workers disturbed the nest close to where two were previously found and destroyed.

The painful stingers were thought to have been driven out last year.


Fire ants are given their name because of the burning feeling their sting gives to victims; a feeling that can last for as long as an hour.

In some cases of humans and pets, the sting has even proven deadly.

According to the Bulletin, almost all the Logan City Council area is now considered a restricted area zoned at high risk.

This means earth-moving equipment can’t go through the area without a permit.

The Queensland Government maintains they can eradicate the fire ants before they become out of control.

To report suspected fire ants, call 13 25 23 or head to the website.

Image courtesy of the Australian Government Department of Environment.