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Fire Ants

Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta)

Welcome to our informational page about Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA), scientifically known as Solenopsis invicta.

These invasive pests are a cause for concern due to their aggressive behavior, painful stings, and potential environmental and economic impacts.


I've Received a Letter Advising Fire Ants Have Been Found In My Area

If you have received a letter informing you of fire ant presence in your area, this page is here to provide you with essential information and guidance on how to identify, prevent, and manage these ants.

If you have found Fire Ants, or suspect their activity, please get in touch with us to arrange an inspection and treatment. We are fully licensed, insured and trained to treat Fire Ants.


The Cost Of Inspection and Treatment:

An Active Termite Solutions licensed pest management technician will attend the site and inspect the land within 25 metres of the residence and within the boundary. If Fire Ants are found, they will treat the nest using Termidor - the National Fire Ant Eradication Program's recommended product. Your technician will then provide you with a report, plus submit any required information the the Fire Ant department.

Inspection and Treatment for 1sqm nest: $179

$30 per additional square metre.


About Red Imported Fire Ants:
Red Imported Fire Ants are small, reddish-brown ants native to South America. They have become notorious invaders in many parts of the world, including the United States, due to their rapid spread and harmful impacts. Fire ants are highly adaptable and can establish colonies in a wide range of environments, from urban areas to natural habitats.



Red Imported Fire Ants are small, measuring about 2-6mm in length.
They have a copper-brown color with darker abdomens.
Their nests often appear as mounds of loose soil, usually in sunny areas.


Stings and Impact:

Fire ant stings are painful and can cause itching, burning, and swelling.
Some individuals may experience severe allergic reactions to fire ant stings.
These ants can damage crops, impact wildlife, and disrupt ecosystems.

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Active Termite Solutions is insured through Wallace Wymark and licensed with the QBCC and QLD Health. Our training has been through quality companies such as MPL.


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