STP1078

    Individual Mound Treatment for Rapid Control of Fire Ants

    Published: Jan 1990


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    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


    Author Information:

    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


    Paper ID: STP25385S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.12

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25385S


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