Vicious Argie ants besieging residents’ homes and gardens
Residents Assocn. calls emergency meeting
Raumati South residents are under attack from major infestations of vicious Argentinian ants, says Trevor Daniell, chair of the Raumati South Resident’s Association.
He says: “We’ve had numerous reports of major infestations of Argentinian ants — one of the most invasive ants in the world.”
There have been reports of ants infesting houses, overtaking gardens and in one case they were found in a dishwasher.
Mr Daniell says the ants travel in columns, 4-5 ants wide. They scatter quickly when disturbed, but can run up humans’ arms and legs very aggressively.
He adds: “The only way to control this major threat to our lifestyle is to cooperate as a whole community.”
Residents meeting called
A meeting will be held 10am, Sunday 18 March, at the Memorial Hall on Tennis Court Rd in Raumati South to discuss the situation and make a plan to ‘knock back the ant problem in the area south of Menin Road, Raumati South.’
Mr Daniell says: “We are asking people to save small lidded containers, such as pill containers from the chemist; we will need hundreds.
“We are going to organise a workshop to show people how to prepare and turn the containers into ant bait stations.”