Accession Number:

AD0763371

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE NC

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A study was conducted to evaluate the use of aluminum phosphide PhostoxinR 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

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Biochemistry
  • Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE