The Authority's Yellow Crazy Ant Eradication team joined forces with the Kuranda Yellow Crazy Ant Taskforce to survey the eastern boundary of the Russett Park infestation on Saturday 14 October.
The team joined with 13 volunteers to place a series of lures consisting of jam and cat food, returning an hour later to record the presence of Yellow Crazy Ants or otherwise.
Monitoring showed a dramatic decrease in recorded occurrences following treatment rounds in July and September.
The Authority’s team continued its work in Russett Park the following week to survey the forest and residential areas—the most extensive survey the team has undertaken in the area.
The next treatment at Russett Park is scheduled for Saturday 18 November. To participate in the Kuranda Yellow Crazy Ant Taskforce, visit http://kuranda.envirocare.org.au/ and register your details; no experience is required.
The control of yellow crazy ant infestations in and adjacent to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.