HEALTH ISSUE: Ants may only become a problem when they enter buildings in search of food and water or when they build their nests in buildings or yards.
CONTROL MEASURES: Thorough inspection is required before any treatment is carried out. All entry points should be checked including cracks and crevices in and around buildings. An inspection should also be carried out for nests around the building perimeter and fencing. Improving housekeeping and sanitation levels within the site can assist in prevention of infestation. Regular weed control and treatment is essential. Treatment includes gels, sprays and dust.