Yellow crazy ant eradication underway

The first of three yellow crazy ant ground treatments is underway in Russett Park. Safeway Pest Control should finish treatment in this area next week pending clear weather. 

The Wet Tropics Management Authority thanks residents for their continued cooperation and patience.

The product being used to treat the yellow crazy ant infestations in Russett Park is an insect growth regulator which inhibits the life cycle of the insects.

Russett Park residents should see a gradual decline in yellow crazy ant numbers and density over the next three months.

The Wet Tropics Management Authority urges all other Kuranda residents to remain vigilant and to continue to check their properties for yellow crazy ants.

Yellow crazy ants are mostly spread when they hitch a ride with people in timber, soil, vegetation, garden waste, pot plants, picnic and camping gear. To stop the spread of yellow crazy ants:
• only dispose of vegetation, plants and soil at approved council sites
• spray pot plants with insecticide when moving home
• check your yard regularly for signs of yellow crazy ants.

Report illegal dump sites to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or visit the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection illegal dumping webpage.

For more information about the yellow crazy ant eradication program, contact the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s yellow crazy ant eradication project team, Lucy Karger or Max Chappell on 4241 0500.

To learn more visit the Authority’s yellow crazy ant website page.

Yellow crazy ant eradication underway

Published: 20th Jun 2014

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