Wednesday, 20 November 2002

This presentation is part of : Display Presentations, Subsection Fb. Urban Entomology

Evaluation of baits containing spinosad and noviflumuron for control of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta

Eric P. Benson1, Patricia A. Zungoli1, Joe DeMark2, and Jack C. Ryder2. (1) Clemson University, Department of Entomology, Urban Entomology Research Lab, Clemson, SC, (2) Dow AgroSciences, Urban Pest Research and Development, 876 Buckeye Lane West, Jacksonville, FL

Novel baits containing two concentrations of the chitin synthesis inhibitor noviflumuron combined with spinosad were compared to four commercially available bait products for control of fire ants. Individual mounds and quarter-acre plots infested with fire ants were evaluated up to 26 weeks post-application. Overall the highest concentration of noviflumuron combined with spinosad provided the best long term control.

Species 1: Hymenoptera Formicidae Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ant)
Keywords: mounds

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