A technique based on the incorporation of dyes in food is described for determining the acceptance of baits by the imported fire ant. Results of tests with this procedure show edible oils to be very attractive to these ants. In field tests with toxic baits, Kepone® (decachloroöctahydro-1,3,4-methcno-2H-cyclobuta- [ed] djpentalen-2-one) has been the best toxicant tested to date. Control in some plots has ranged as high as 92%. Complete eradication has not been obtained even with two treatments.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1961
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Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.