oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The control of the Argentine ant (Iridomyrmex humilis) by means of DDT, Chlordane and Dieldrin.

Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



This article is a summary of experimental results obtained by the author during the past two years with the abovementioned contact insecticides against Iridomyrmex humilis (Mayr) in vineyards at Stellenbosch and Paarl. Preliminary work done by the author (1953) in connection with the control of this ant species by means of barrier sprays showed promising results, and therefore this line of research was pursued. The result were very encouraging, as this article will show.

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