Western Australia, Insecticides, Argentine ant, Iridomyrmex humilis mayr)
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The Argentine Ant (Iridomyrmex humilis Mayr), has been the subject of much investigation in Western Australia. Jenkins (1943), Jenkins and Forte (1946, 1951), Jenkins (1948) and Forte (1949) have reported results of extensive work on the control of this pest. The results of the investigations have shown that effective control can be obtained by the use of DDT sprays but that large scale eradication was not possible with DDT.
Forte, P N. and Greaves, T
"New insecticides for the control of the Argentine ant in Western Australia,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 2
, Article 25.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol2/iss2/25