Accession Number : AD0763371

Title :   An Environmentally Improved Method of Fire Ant Control for High Maintenance Areas,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE NC

Personal Author(s) : Grothaus, R. H. ; Jackson, S. C. ; Haskins, J. R. ; Sims, G. L., Jr

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A study was conducted to evaluate the use of aluminum phosphide (Phostoxin(R)) for fire ant control. A simple probe was developed to inject Phostoxin tablets into the mounds. The use of six tablets per mound provided in excess of 90% control. Treatment success was greatest when mound temperatures were about 70F and soil moisture exceeded 50%. This treatment method provided good control quicker and more economically than current individual mound treatment procedures. The Phostoxin degraded within 72 hours, eliminating any residual pesticide type material. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INSECT CONTROL, *FORMICIDAE, *PHOSPHIDES, INSECTICIDES, PEST CONTROL, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTS, CONTAMINATION.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Biochemistry
      Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE