Have Australians lost their fight against imported fire ants?
Despite $215 million being poured into eradication programs nationally, fire ants have claimed territory in an arc from Logan City, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, to near Grandchester, about 80km west of where the first outbreak was found at the Port of Brisbane in 2001.
Authorities now concede a new and even more expensive long-term campaign might be needed to stop them threatening our lifestyles.
I am curious as to how fire ants threaten the Aussie lifestyle, though. Do they eat Vegemite?