Tuesday, 19 November 2002 - 2:48 PM

This presentation is part of : Ten-Minute Papers, Subsection Fb. Urban Entomology

The effect of bait placement on pharaoh ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) control

Catina R. Ratliff1, Daniel R. Suiter2, Linda J. Mason1, and Gary W. Bennett1. (1) Purdue University, Department of Entomology, Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management, 1158 Smith Hall, West Lafayette, IN, (2) University of Georgia, Georgia Experiment Station, 1109 Experiment Street, Griffin, GA

The effects of a peanut oil bait containing the active ingredient fipronil were investigated against Pharaoh ants, Monomorium pharaonis (L.). Efficacy and consumption data from choice and no-choice laboratory tests will be presented. The experiments were conducted at three distances and under three different food/bait placements.

Species 1: Hymenoptera Formicidae Monomorium pharaonis (Pharaoh Ant)
Keywords: Fipronil, ant control

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