Hydrogel baits offer novel way to manage invasive ants

19 febrero 2015

Water-storing crystals known as hydrogels can effectively deliver pesticide bait to invasive Argentine ants, quickly decimating a colony, a study finds. «When you drop hydrogels on the ground next to a colony, the ants really go crazy. It’s like a big party,» the lead author said. «This has great potential for managing invasive ants in other agricultural systems and natural environments. You could treat a whole vineyard using hydrogels.»
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