Registration for FREE fire ant treatment is now closed.
If you live in Logan and you registered for a FREE fire ant kit prior to the close of registrations, rest assured it will be sent to you in the mail shortly.
Once it arrives, read the instructions and watch the application video to ensure you effectively treat your yard.
If you missed Logan's registration closing date, please fill out the expression of interest form and we’ll let you know about any future free fire ant treatment kit opportunities.
How to apply my fire ant treatment
- Sprinkle the bait over the open areas and green spaces in your yard. If there isn’t enough bait to treat your entire property, focus on applying it around your house and other high-traffic areas. The treatment is safe for people, pets and wildlife.
- While you are treating your property for fire ants let us know if you find any nests. You can do this by reporting online or calling 13 25 23.
- After treating your yard, make sure you reply to a text message that will be sent asking you to let us know you have treated.
Need more bait? You can purchase fire ant treatment from local and online retailers. Visit our fire ant bait product guide for more information.
Which Logan suburbs are eligible?
- Bahrs Scrub
- Boronia Heights
- Browns Plains
- Cedar Creek
- Cedar Grove
- Cedar Vale
- Chambers Flat
- Daisy Hill
- Edens Landing
- Flinders Lake
- Heritage Park
- Logan Central
- Logan Reserve
- Logan Village
- Monarch Glen
- Mount Warren Park
- New Beith
- North Maclean
- Park Ridge
- Park Ridge South
- Regents Park
- Rochedale South
- Shailer Park
- Silverbark Ridge
- Slacks Creek
- South Maclean
- Tanah Merah
- Veresdale Scrub
- Waterford West
I have found fire ants in my yard. What should I do?
Report them online or call 13 25 23 as soon as you see them.
Even if you have reported fire ants, you can still register for and use your free fire ant treatment kit.
Find out more
Fire ants are in South East Queensland.
They are aggressive with very painful stings that can cause a severe burning or fiery sensation, swelling, redness and even life-threatening allergic reactions.
Fire ants could devastate our environment, economy and outdoor way of life. By registering for a free fire ant treatment kit, you are playing your part to protect Australia from fire ants.
Areas were selected based on several factors including the number of fire ant nests that have been reported, fire ant treatment already completed and planned activities in the area.
If your area isn’t eligible, fill out the expression of interest form and we’ll let you know about any future free fire ant treatment kit opportunities.
Nothing! The treatment kit and postage are free.
Choose a clear day when it hasn’t rained for at least 48 hours and there is no rain due for the next 48 hours. It is best to treat early in the morning or late in the afternoon as fire ants will not forage in the hottest parts of the day.
Do not water, mow or disturb the area for 48 hours after application.
Step 1: Read the bait label and follow the safety instructions.
Step 2: Twist off the cap and remove the seal.
Step 3: Sprinkle a light dusting of the bait evenly over your yard.
Step 4: Reply to an SMS confirming you have applied bait.
The bait (Distance Plus) contains small pieces of corn grit, oil and an active ingredient called pyriproxyfen. This is the same ingredient used in household flea and mosquito control products but in lower amounts. The bait is not harmful to humans, pets or wildlife.
It essentially acts as ‘the pill’ and prevents the queen from reproducing workers. If she cannot replenish her workforce, the colony will starve and naturally die out. You will see a large decrease in ant numbers within 3–4 weeks of using the bait and after 8 weeks most ants will have died.
Please follow the instructions on the label, as there could be restrictions on its use that apply to your individual circumstances. You can also view the video below.
For more information, view the safety data sheet and label.
The amount of bait you will need to treat your yard will depend on your property size, for example:
- 0–500m2 property: Apply ½ a shaker and store the rest to use later. You can find storage instructions on the bait label.
- 501–1000m2 property: Apply 1 shaker
- 1001–1750m2 property: Apply 2 shakers
- 1751–2500m2 property: Apply 3 shakers
- 2501m2 or above property: Apply 4 or more shakers.
These are approximate values only, so please read the label and only apply what you need.
If there isn’t enough bait for your whole property, prioritise application to around the house or on other high-traffic areas. If you need more, you can buy fire ant treatment from local and online retailers. Read our fire ant bait product guide for more information.
Fire ants are small at 2–6 mm, so they may be on your property without you knowing it. Even if you don’t have fire ants, you should register and treat your yard.
Tenants are welcome to participate. If you rent a property that has a body corporate (such as apartments or units), it is best to check with your property manager first.
Having issues or need assistance completing your registration? Contact us via our online form or by calling 13 25 23.
Ipswich community self-treatment project
Registrations for our community treatment project in Ipswich have closed. Everyone who registered before the 5 February 2023 cut-off will receive their treatment kit from mid-February 2023.