Ants are pestering residents in droves



ANTS are on the rampage and some Rockhampton pest controllers have never been busier.

"We're getting a minimum of five calls a day about ants,'' said Karen Dwyer, office manager at Direct Pest Control Rockhampton.

"This is the worst I've ever seen the ant problem.''

Charlie's Pest Control owner Shane Warner said he was also busy, receiving roughly three calls a day in relation to household ants.

While unsure on the exact cause of the explosion in ant numbers around the area, both Ms Dwyer and Mr Warner said recent rain was possibly a contributing factor.

"We've had a lot more rain this year,'' Ms Dwyer said.

"It seems to be a seasonal thing ? they (ants) come out more in humidity and rain.''

Ms Dwyer and Mr Warner said the ant infestation was not just confined to Rockhampton as it was also being felt at the Capricorn Coast.

A general pest treatment, for ants, cockroaches and spiders will set you back about $190.

Most outlets offer a 12-month warranty on cockroaches and spiders.

Ants, which are harder to eradicate long-term, are usually a three-month warranty proposition.



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