OLYMPIA – A problem with moisture ants will result in a pesticide treatment at a Thurston County Office Building. The pesticide will be injected into the walls of one of the buildings of the main Thurston County campus off of Lakeridge Drive in Olympia. The facility is known as Building Four of the campus and the address is 921 Lakeridge Dr. SW. The application will take place the morning of Saturday, July 24th.
Paul Replogle of Thurston County Central Services says the chemical to be used is Tempo 20 WP. "We will be treating this infestation by injecting into the first floor wall on the south side and along the perimeter of the building, also on the south side. None of the chemical will be released into the air."
The infestation of the ants has been a challenge for county employees in Building Four for the past few years. A decision to use the pesticide was reached after considerable investigation and study. The limited use of the pesticide fits in with the goals of best management practices under the county's integrated pest management program.