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Sustainable Fire Ant Management



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By Preston Sullivan

Published: 2003

Updated: 2003

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Introduction

Efforts are underway to introduce natural enemies of the red imported fire ant to lessen its competitiveness against native ants. Releases of fire-ant-decapitating phorid flies have been made in several southern states. Mass rearing and additional releases of these flies are underway now. Experimental releases of a disease-causing protozoan have been made in ten southern states. A number of least-toxic fire ant control materials are discussed in this publication. Physical controls such as hot water, steam, and ant traps are also discussed.

Table of Contents

Fire Ant Ecology and Biological Controls
Least-toxic Pesticides
Baits
Physical Controls
References
Resources

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