Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Control: Evaluation of Several Chemicals for Individual Mound Treatments

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Ten pesticides in various formulations were applied as aqueous drenches, fumigants, or baits to mounds of Solenopsis invicta Buren at rates recommended by the supplier. The most effective chemicals for drenches were acephate 8 or 15.6 EC, carbaryl 23 suspension. bendiocarb 76 WP, chlordane 72 EC, and diazinon 25 EC at application rates of 2.2 to 3.4, 27.2, 4.6, 4.0, and 7.5 g of AI per mound, respectively. Amdro (tetrahydro-5,5-dimethyl-2(1H)-pyrimidinone, [3-[4-trifluoromethyl) phenyl] 1-[2-[4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethenyl]-2-propenylidene]hydrazone.) 088% bait was very effective at rates of 0.1 and 0.2 g per mound.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1983

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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.
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