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Biology and control of imported fire ants.
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The purpose here is to review this research, although because of space limitations, much of the recent work concerning the chemical toxicology and persistence of mirex, the chemical currently used for control of imported fire ants. Expand
Reactions to the stings of the imported fire ant.
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Two recent evolutionary changes in the ants may make the expansion of their geographical range more likely and result in increasing numbers of persons with hypersensitivity reactions, secondary infections, and neurologic sequelae. Expand
A SURVEY FOR PATHOGENS OF FIRE ANTS, SOLENOPSIS SPP.,' IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
In a survey conducted in the Southeastern United States, one colony in a sample of 1,007 colonies of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, was infected with a microsporidium (Protozoa:Expand
Effectiveness of the Insect Growth Regulator Pyriproxyfen Against the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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Corn grit-soybean oil baits contianing pyriproxyfen were as effective in four field tests as Logic, a JH-based bait widely used for fire ant control. Expand
Biological Control of Imported Fire Ants: A Review of Current Knowledge
The black and red imported fire ants (IFA), Solenopsis richteri Forel and Solenopsis invicta Buren, are medical and agricultural pests that infest ca. 8 × 107ha (2 × 108 acres) in the southeasternExpand
Damage to Young Citrus Trees by the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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In central Florida, survival of citrus trees increased when the number of ants was reduced and maintained at low levels with insecticidal bait, and replacement costs for dead trees were $214.65-$843.65. Expand
Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Correlation of Ant Density with Damage to Two Cultivars of Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.)
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The data indicate severe damage occurs when the average ant catch per trap exceeds 80 and this information can be useful to growers for determining when costs of ant control are economically feasible. Expand
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