In Australia, they are using dogs to help combat fire ant infestations. Willow, a black labrador, is one of the expertly trained fire ant sniffing dogs. They use their sense of smell, which is 10,000 that of ours, to track down fire ants.





ABC Online

Dogs have nose for sniffing out fire ants as Gladstone tracks towards ‘fastest eradication in the world’

A world-first program using sniffer dogs to detect fire ant colonies has led to almost complete eradication of the species in central Queensland’s Gladstone region. Biosecurity Queensland said, with its pioneered National Red Imported Fire Ant …

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