In May this year Invasive Species Council CEO Andrew Cox ventured into the heart of fire ant country in the US to discover what it’s like to live in a land infested by highly aggressive invasive fire ants.
Why? He wanted to get a taste of what it would be if we fail to eradicate this fearsome menace, currently contained in southeast Queensland but with the potential to spread across most of Australia’s population belts.
Please join us at Parliament House in Brisbane on Monday 5 December. Andrew's talk will be hosted by Queensland environment minister Dr Steven Miles and include tea and coffee. Please bring photo ID and enter via Parliamentary Annexe Security off Alice Street.
Hear stories Andrew collected from people he encountered in southern US where the highly invasive red fire ants are out of control across 15 states.
While it is too late to rid the US of fire ants there is still hope for us in Australia if state and federal governments fully fund the eradication program.
If you care about the future of nature in Australia, you need to know about this tiny, painful and highly successful invasive ant.
While you will see plenty of fire ants, we promise there will be no live fire ant stings!