STP1078: Individual Mound Treatment for Rapid Control of Fire Ants

    Appel, AG
    assistant professorStaff Manager, Auburn UniversityProduct Evaluation and Selection, BellSouth Services, Birmingham, ALAL

    Woody, LG
    assistant professorStaff Manager, Auburn UniversityProduct Evaluation and Selection, BellSouth Services, Birmingham, ALAL

    Pages: 4    Published: Jan 1990


    Abstract

    Techniques for controlling individual mounds of the red and black imported fire ants were evaluated. Of the five techniques the following combination provided the best control: perimeter spray followed by disturbing the mound, applying the spray topically, and injecting the spray into at least 12 locations. Mounds were inactive within 3 minutes. This procedure used approximately 2 cans of wasp spray per mound and usually killed the mound. Approximately 5% of the mounds either contained live ants or relocated within 24 hours after treatment. Within 7 days, the relocated mounds had died, and there was no further relocation after 30 days. This procedure controlled ants effectively rapidly and killed treated mounds in most cases.

    Keywords:

    Fire Ant, Insecticide Treatment, Mound, Application, Mound Injection, Control


    Paper ID: STP25385S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.12

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25385S


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