oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The relative attractiveness of various poison baits to the Argentine Ant, lridomlJrmex humilis (Mayr) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
|Article Title||The relative attractiveness of various poison baits to the Argentine Ant, lridomlJrmex humilis (Mayr) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Western Province Fruit Research Station, Stellenbosch|
|Publication Date||Jul 1954|
|Pages||93 - 95|
|Keyword(s)||Argentine Ant, Contact insecticides, Hymenoptera: Formicidae, Iridomyrmex humilis, Poison baits and Sodium arsenite|
Four types of ant baits containing respectively golden syrup, honey, molasses and grape syrup, each with 0.2 % sodium arsenite, were tested against workers of the Argentine ant for attractiveness. Although recent investigations have shown that using contact insecticide barriers is a very promising method for controlling this species of ant, poison baits are still being used extensively on their own as well as in conjunction with contact insecticides.
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