Normal ants were a problem for years when we moved to Waikanae, but a collaborative effort between people in our street to get rid of them saw them go away.

argentine ants

Raumati South residents are under attack from ants says Trevor Daniell, Chair of the Raumati South Resident’s Association.

“We’ve had numerous reports of major infestations of Argentine ants, one of the most invasive ants in the world. There have been reports of ants infesting houses, overtaking gardens and in one case being found in the dishwasher. They travel in columns, 4-5 ants wide, but scatter quickly when disturbed, running up arms and legs very aggressively. The only way to control this major threat to our lifestyle is to cooperate as a whole community.

“A meeting will be held 10 am, Sunday 18 March at the Memorial Hall on Tennis Court Rd in Raumati South to discuss the situation and a plan to knock back the ant problem in the area south of Menin Road, Raumati South.

“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.”

Trevor Daniell, Chair, Raumati South Resident’s Association

72 Leinster Ave, Raumati South, 04 9023669, 027 779 1245