Natural Products for Controlling Red Imported Fire Ants
Biological Control of Pests Research Unit
2012 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Develop new fire ant control products using new and existing toxicants and behavior modifying compounds.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Identifying active compounds from plants and other natural materials in South China, which are potentially useful in managing fire ants in the United States.
Defensive compounds from two ant species from China were analyzed and identified. Monitoring of this project continues through frequent telephone and e-mail communications.