Native Ant Responses to Solenopsis invicta Buren Reduction Using Broadcast Baits

  title={Native Ant Responses to Solenopsis invicta Buren Reduction Using Broadcast Baits},
  author={Alejandro A. Calixto and Marvin K. Harris and Allen E. Knutson and Charles L. Barr},
  booktitle={Environmental Entomology},
Abstract A pilot study was conducted to investigate the impact of Solenopsis invicta management with an insect growth regulator bait (s-methoprene) on native ant species and to determine the responses of these species to S. invicta reduction. This invasive species alters the diversity and structure of different trophic levels of arthropod assemblages. Despite advances in S. invicta management using biological control agents, poison baits remain as the primary tool for effective fire ant… 

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