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)

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



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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