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Pests and diseases overview
Animal and plant pests and diseases have a significant impact on Queensland. Biosecurity Queensland works closely with all stakeholders to minimise the effects on primary industries, natural ecosystems, and human and animal health.
Some pests, diseases, weeds and invasive ants are of such concern that you are legally required to report sightings to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).
This guide provides information about animal health and diseases, advice on controlling plant pests and diseases and an overview of the type of pest ants that are of most concern in Queensland.