Accession Number : ADA190591

Title :   Assessment of Fire Ant Infestation at Randolph AFB, Texas, and a Proposed Self-Help Control Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 86-Apr 87,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Lillie, Thomas H ; Hatfield, Mary

PDF Url : ADA190591

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The imported fire ant infestation at Randolph AFB, TX was monitored from July 1986 to April 1987 to determine the density of fire ant mounds and the feasibility of a self-help control program. Lawns in enlisted and officer housing areas contained an average of 16 and 10 fire ant mounds per acre, respectively. Land near the Randolph AFB high school had 41 fire ant mounds per acre, and a sod farm for St. Augustine grass near the base stables had 126 fire ant mounds per acre. A self-help control program using Amdro insecticide is recommended for implementation in housing areas on Randolph AFB. Common areas such as boulevards, school grounds, and recreation areas should be treated each spring by personnel from the base pest control facility. St Augustine grass grown near the stables should be treated with insecticide prior to transplanting in other parts of the base. Keywords: Solenopsis invicta, Insect control.

Descriptors :   *INSECT CONTROL, *FORMICIDAE, DENSITY, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, GRASSES, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), OFFICER PERSONNEL, PARTS, PERSONNEL, PEST CONTROL, RECREATION, SCHOOLS, SECONDARY, TEXAS, INSECTICIDES

Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE