Beneficial nematodes the Steinernma carpocapsae in eliminating ants.
SteinernemaCarpocapsaeSteinernemaCarpocapsaenematodes (SC) is most effective against flea larvae, ticks, ants, and caterpillars in lawns, garden soil, and under trees where larvae pupate. S. carpocapsae tends to be most effective when applied against highly mobile surface-adapted insects.
Steinernema carpocapsae is also particularly effective against insectlarvae, including various webworms, cutworms, armyworms, girdlers, some weevils, and wood-borers. This species is a classic sit-and-wait or "ambush" forager, standing on its tail in an upright position near the soil surface and attaching to passing hosts. Consequently, S. carpocapsae is especially effective when applied against highly mobile surface-adapted insects (though some below-ground insects are also controlled by this nematode). S. carpocapsae is also highly responsive to carbon dioxide once a host has been contacted, thus the spiracles are a key portal of host entry.
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Steinernema Carpocapsae nematodes (SC) is most effective against flea larvae, ticks, ants, and caterpillars in lawns, garden soil, and under trees where larvae pupate. S. carpocapsae tends to be most effective when applied against highly mobile surface-adapted insects. Steinernema carpocapsae nematodes use sit-and-wait strategy ambush to attack highly mobile insects.
Ants are the most frequent and persistent pests encountered around homes and buildings. Besides being a nuisance, ants contaminate food, build unsightly mounds on property, and cause damage by hollowing out wood and other materials for nesting. Species such as fire ants inflict painful stings, which can be life-threatening to hypersensitive individuals. To many householders, most ants look pretty much alike. In truth, dozens of different species occur around homes and buildings, each having distinct characteristics which may influence the method of control. In Kentucky and much of the Midwest, common house-invading ants include pavement ants, carpenter ants, acrobat ants, pharaoh ants, and odorous house ants.