To control mealybugs, stop honeydew-seeking ants
AuthorsPhil A. Phillips
Cindy J. Sherk
Authors AffiliationsPhil Phillips is Area IPM Advisor, Ventura County; Cindy J. Sherk is Field Assistant, Ventura County.
Hilgardia 45(2):26-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n02p26. March 1991.
Recent increases in obscure mealybug infestations in central-coast vineyards have been associated with Argentine ant activity. Mealybug infestations were reduced by controlling these honeydew-seeking ants in the spring, using chemical treatments directed at the base of the vines. This control strategy avoids full coverage treatments disruptive to bene ficials.
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