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Pest & Vermin Control - Fire Ants

Fire ants have the potential to destroy Australia's outdoor lifestyle, environment and agricultural production. 

Fire ants:

    • Inflict a painful, burning sting which usually results in blisters forming
    • Invade backyards, parks and recreational areas
    • Damage native flora and fauna
    • Injure animals and damage crops and
    • Damage equipment

Fire ants are:

    • 2–6 millimetres long (different sizes can be present in the nest)
    • red – brown in colour
    • very aggressive when disturbed
    • able to sting repeatedly

 

 

 

 

 

  

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