Register here if you have received a letter about surveillance on your property or would like updates on our Red imported fire ant (RIFA) eradication program.
REMEMBER: Quarantine Area restrictions remain in place.
Round two surveillance 15 April - 29 May 2020
Our eradication program continues and we are about to conduct the next round of surveillance and baiting in and around Fremantle. Close to 600 properties have been randomly selected to receive an inspection, at no cost to owners/occupiers, as part of our ongoing surveillance program.
We would like to arrange a suitable time to access your garden and outdoor areas. To arrange an inspection:
If you are unavailable between 15 April and 29 May, please contact us to arrange another date.
Because of the threat of red imported fire ants establishing in Western Australia, the response program has been deemed an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, 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.
Contact the department via: