Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-1106

Ants at Central School

Posted Apr 16, 2009 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on April 16, 2009. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

It is spring and ants have made their way in to the basement level at Central School. The ants come in when they smell food. We do have snacks and lunch in some classrooms on the lower level.

Here’s what we have done to date:

  • Anderson Pest Control has treated the affected areas with a child safe pesticide. This product has a three day cycle. Children may come home and say that they see ants and right now they do. The ants will “disappear” in three days.
  • We will treat the classrooms weekly until the end of the school year.
  • We will treat the perimeter of the building with a child safe product.
  • We will be even more vigilant in our clean-up practices.

In the summer:

  • We will treat the lower level with a stronger product, once the children are out of school.

Some simple things you can discuss with your child:

  • Encourage your child to leave the ants alone.
  • Discuss proper “clean-up” after eating.

If you have any questions, please call Dr. Limperis