oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The control of the Argentine ant (Iridomyrmex humilis) by means of DDT, Chlordane and Dieldrin.
|Article Title||The control of the Argentine ant (Iridomyrmex humilis) by means of DDT, Chlordane and Dieldrin.|
|© 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||Jun 1955|
|Pages||07 - 12|
|Keyword(s)||Ant infestations, Chlordane, Contact insecticides, DDT, Dieldrin, Iridomyrmex humilis, Mealy bug population and Planococcus citri|
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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