Town ants controlled with mirex baits

  • Authors: Echols, Hamp W.
  • Publication Year: 1963
  • Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
  • Source: U.S. Forest Service Research Note So-18.


In exploratory tests in central Louisiana, ' colonies of town ants, Atta texana (Buckley), have been destroyed with an experimental bait containing mirex, a chemical used for controlling the imported fire ant. The bait was formulated as small pellets and placed on the surface of the ground. It is safe to handle, requiring only the use of rubber gloves. The chemical compound is dodecachlorooctahydro- 1 , 3, 4-metheno-2H-cyclobuta [cd] pentalene

  • Citation: Echols, Hamp W. 1963. Town ants controlled with mirex baits. U.S. Forest Service Research Note So-18. Forest Service, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture New Orleans, LA 70113.
  • Posted Date: March 15, 2022
  • Modified Date: March 15, 2022
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