• Mayor Darren Power with some of the treatments available to treat fire ants to stop their spread in the community.
Media PortalSeptember 28, 2023 / 2 minute read

Free fire ant treatment kits

Free treatment program puts the sting on fire ants

Logan City Council is playing its part in the fight against fire ants in South East Queensland.

Free fire ant treatment kits are available for a limited time to allow City of Logan homeowners and renters to treat their yards.

The granular treatment can be used safely around people, pets and wildlife.

Yards can be treated even if fire ants are not visible as they could be under the ground or on nearby properties.

Further information and kits can be obtained by registering at fireants.org.au/selftreat or calling 132 523.

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power urged residents to check their property and treat it for fire ants.

“Even if you don’t see them in your yard, proactively treating your home can prevent them moving in,” Cr Power said.

“It is important we take all steps possible to stop the spread of this imported pest.

“These free treatment kits will help you easily protect your family, pets and community.”

Fire ants are copper-brown in colour with a dark abdomen and measure between 2mm and 6mm in length. Fire ants inflict a painful, fiery sting.

Nests generally appear as mounds with no entry or exit holes.

For more information visit logan.qld.gov.au/fire-ants or fireants.org.au


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