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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 identify fire ants and their nests, and know how you can protect your home from them.

What you’ll learn

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

Designed for residents, you will learn about fire ants, their impacts and how to control them on land you own, rent or manage.

Course content

After completing this course you will know how to:

  • Identify fire ants
  • Identify fire ant nests
  • Take action if you find fire ants.
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

15 mins




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