Effect of horizontal transfer of barrier insecticides to control Argentine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

@article{Soeprono2004EffectOH,
  title={Effect of horizontal transfer of barrier insecticides to control Argentine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).},
  author={Andrew M. Soeprono and Michael K Rust},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2004},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={
          1675-81
        }
}
Horizontal transfer of three contact insecticides, bifenthrin, beta-cyfluthrin, and fipronil, was tested in laboratory colonies. Donor ants were exposed for 1 min to insecticide-treated sand substrates and placed with unexposed ant colonies at two different temperatures. Mortality was monitored to compare the ability of donors to transfer lethal doses of these insecticides to untreated individuals. Treated donor insects, live or dead, were added into colonies to determine the importance of… CONTINUE READING
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