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About the course

Fire ants may be small, but they can have devastating consequences on our environment, economy, human health and outdoor way of life. They can destroy crops, damage machinery, kill native flora and fauna and render backyards and parks unusable. In rare cases, fire ant stings can also lead to a severe and sometimes fatal reaction in humans.

This free, self-paced short course will help you effectively treat fire ants using a range of products in a variety of situations.

What you’ll learn

Fire ants are a dangerous pest and it is important you know how to deal with them.

In this short course, you will learn about fire ants, their impacts and how to treat them.

This course is for licensed pest managers.

Course content

After completing this course you will know how to:

  • Identify fire ants and their nests
  • Reduce the likelihood of spreading fire ants
  • Treat fire ants using a range of approaches
  • Report fire ant treatment using the fire ant portal.
delivery method

Online Virtual training conducted entirely through digital platforms, allowing participants to learn remotely.

course provided by

Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Course Length

30 mins




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