Field efficacy of Phantom SC, Advance granular bait, and present and expanded label usage Termidor SC against exotic pest ant, Paratrechina sp. nr. pubens
Jason M. Meyers, email@example.com and Roger E. Gold, firstname.lastname@example.org. Texas A&M University, Department of Entomology, Bldg. 1051 Agronomy Rd, College Station, TX
The efficacies of three different treatments were conducted against an exotic pest ant, Paratrechina sp. nr. pubens in a Deer Park, TX neighborhood in 2006. Treatments included Phantom SC (chlorfenapyr 0.5%), and Advance Carpenter Ant Bait (abamectin 0.011%), and present and expanded label usage Termidor SC (fipronil 0.06%). Significant statistical differences were found between control and all active ingredient(s) (a.i.) treatments. However, despite the suggested statistical success of the a.i. treatments may be suspect based on field observations and residential interviews. Trends in these data suggest that expanded usage of fipronil may be a promising candidate for P. sp. nr. pubens control.
Species 1: Hymenoptera Formicidae Paratrechinasp. nr. pubens (Phantom SC, Phantom SC)