Register to treat your property

Residents in Logan can receive a FREE fire ant treatment kit to self-treat their yard.

Caucasian man's foot standing on a fire ant nest in South East Queensland

If you live in Logan, treating fire ants on your property is as easy as 1,2,3.

Step 1: Register

Register below to secure your free fire ant treatment kit which includes fire ant bait and detailed instructions on how to use it. Registration closes 14 May 2023. Find out if you are in an eligible Logan suburb.

Step 2: Receive

A treatment kit will be sent to you in the mail. Once it arrives, read the instructions and watch the application video to ensure you effectively treat your yard.

Step 3: Apply

  • 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.

Register for FREE fire ant treatment kit

Which Logan suburbs are eligible?

Bahrs Scrub




Boronia Heights

Browns Plains



Daisy Hill


Edens Landing


Heritage Park




Logan Central

Logan Reserve

Logan Village





Mount Warren Park

New Beith

Park Ridge

Regents Park

Rochedale South

Shailer Park

Slacks Creek


Tanah Merah




Waterford West




I have found fire ants in my yard. What should I do?

Report fire ants

Report fire ants as soon as you see them.

Report them online or call 13 25 23. It is best to treat fire ants early to stop them from building more nests on your property or spreading further. Find out more about home treatment options.

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.

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.

How to apply fire ant bait