Logan City Council is giving away kits to help fight fire ants in the city.

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.

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.

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

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