To all of our current and future guests - We have implemented a proactive Pest Management Plan for the Argentine Ants. This coordinated effort should have a positive impact on your park experience. We ask that you take the time to read below on the behavior of these insects and what you can do to reduce or eliminate them from your visit. Please let us know if we can help you and notify us of any ant problems during your stay.
Thank you for choosing Meaher State Park as your destination to relax. We would like to take a moment and educate all of our guests, present and future about some things at the park. Meaher State Park is located on the Mobile Delta and is a beautiful natural habitat for various types of wildlife and insects. We would like to provide notice of the Argentine Ant colony that is affecting the area. Argentine Ants are foraging ants, they do not bite or sting, however they will forage for water and food and are very invasive. There have been issues in the past with the ants making their way into campers, storage tents, and other similar structures, and we are taking steps to remedy it, but we need your help. We ask that when you arrive you are prepared with something, such as pest control dust or gel, to place around all jacks, hoses, cables, tires, and any other things the ants can use to gain entry to your unit. This will help keep them outside and assist us in effectively treating the colony. We again would like to stress, these are foraging ants, they are looking for food and water, and they are not harmful. Please take extra care around your site, pick up any litter, and do not leave any standing water that would attract them. Thank you for you patronage and please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
If you would like more information on the Argentine Ants please follow the link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentine_ant to an informational website, not affiliated with Alabama State Parks.
To learn more about the Argentine Ants and how to control them check out this article provided by the County Extension Office.