REMEMBER: Quarantine Area requirements remain in place until 3 December 2021.
Round five surveillance is underway
Our eradication program continues and we are conducting the next round of surveillance and baiting in Fremantle.
Close to 500 residential properties have been randomly selected to receive an inspection, at no cost to owners/occupiers. This will involve a visual inspection in areas that could be harbouring ants or ant nests, and collection of any ants of interest. Surveillance will also be carried out in the Fremantle port area, as well as baiting in the 500m radius from the original detection site.
No red imported fire ants have been detected in the first four residential surveillance rounds. Six rounds of surveillance with no positive detections will allow the department to declare WA free of red imported fire ants.
Our inspectors will survey around the Fremantle Port area and will door-knock in the residential area during April - June. If you receive a contact card, we would like to arrange a suitable time to access your garden and outdoor areas. To arrange an inspection:
- Register online
- Phone: 9368 3080 (between 8.30pm to 4.30pm on weekdays)
- Email: email@example.com
We are aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and have in place a number of specific procedures to ensure your safety and the safety of our inspectors.
We only require access to your garden and outdoor areas and will not enter your home or other buildings on your property. We assure you we will strictly adhere to the department’s COVID-19 guidelines when visiting your property. These guidelines include contactless visits, social distancing and hygiene protocols. Alternatively, feel free to discuss when you book your inspection.
Your cooperation is really important and greatly appreciated.
Report any unfamiliar ants immediately – even if unsure. Do not touch ants or disturb the nest as they may aggressively defend it. Do not send in live samples. Take a photo if safe to do so.
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