- Author: Dong Hwan Choe
Our research on Argentine ant IPM was published in August 2021 issue of Journal of Economic Entomology (JEE).
Choe, D.-H., J.-W. Tay, K. Campbell, H. Park, L. Greenberg, and M. K. Rust. 2021. Development and demonstration of low-impact IPM strategy to control Argentine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in urban residential settings. J. Econ. Entomol. 114: 1752–1757.
In addition, the photo showing a pair of Argentine ant workers feeding on a biodegradable hydrogel bait (made form alginate compound) was selected as the cover page for August 2021 issue of JEE. The biodegradable hydrogel bait with boric acid as the active ingredient was incorporated as the maintenance treatment option for the study.
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Our yellowjacket baiting study has been recently published in Journal of Economic Entomology.
Our research on the development of biodegradable hydrogel for delivering liquid baits to control Argentine ant was recently published in Pest Management Science.
Also, the journal chose the image from our research, showing Argentine ants feeding on the hydrogel bait, as the cover image for their October 2017 issue.
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Our research on "pheromone-assisted baiting for Argentine ants" is highlighted on Entomology Today, a news blog maintained by Entomological Society of America. The study is published in online version of Journal of Economic Entomology on February 24, 2016. Mr. Kevin Welzel, a PhD student in Choe laboratory, is a leading author for this paper.
Adding Pheromones to Baits Helps Control Invasive Argentine Ants
By Josh Lancette
Argentine ants have been marching across the United States for the past few decades, despite the best pest control efforts. However, the authors of a new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology may have found a better, more environmentally friendly way to stop the procession.
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