Low-toxicity baits control ants in citrus orchards and grape vineyards
California Agriculture 58(4):213-217. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v058n04p213.
Ant pests are often controlled with broad-spectrum insecticides; in the field, Argentine and field ants were attracted to a variety of less-toxic baits.
K.E. Tollerup is Ph.D. Student, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside; M.K. Rust is Professor, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside; K.W. Dorschner is Entomology Coordinator, IR-4 Project, Rutgers University, N.J. P.A. Phillips is Area IPM Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Ventura County; J.H. Klotz is Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Riverside.
The authors thank Sun World, Tudor Ranches and Roger Essick for providing the experimental sites. We also thank Les Greenberg for his assistance with data analysis and Ken Kido, Edna Diaz, James Lee and Patrick Dixon for their help with data collection. We gratefully thank the Citrus Research Board, UC Statewide IPM Project and the UC Exotic Pest and Disease Research Project for financial support.