Comparative Toxicity of Fourteen Insecticides to Two Species of Carpenter Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Authors: GIBSON, ROBERTA L.; SCOTT, JEFFREY G.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 82, Number 4, August 1989 , pp. 1121-1124(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Although carpenter ants are important pests of wooden structures throughout the United States and Canada, little is known about the toxicity of insecticides to these insects. We tested 14 insecticides (3 carbamates, 7 organophosphates, and 4 pyrethroids) against two species of carpenter ants, Camponotus novaeboracensis (Fitch) and C. Pennsylvanicus (De Geer), with a residual bioassay. Deltamethrin and diazinon were the most toxic to C. novaeboracensis and C. Pennsylvanicus, respectively. Pyrenone and propoxur were the least toxic. A comparison of the sensitivity of carpenter ants with four other insect species, tested under identical conditions, revealed that carpenter ants were among the most sensitive.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1989
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