EFFICIENCY AND CONTROL COSTS OF NESTS OF Atta spp. (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) WITH THERMONEBULIZATION

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Alexandre dos Santos Ronald Zanetti José Cola Zanuncio Lúcia Aparecida Mendonça Alan Souza-Silva Alex Giovanny Barros Medeiros

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This research was conduct in eucalyptus stand of the Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. to compare the efficiency and the application cost of the thermonebuligeneous Tatu-fog and Dursban (clorpiriphos) and Dragnet (permethrin), applied with the fogging equipments Multifog 2000 and Pulsfog K-10, in nests of Atta spp. The efficiency was evaluated after 90 days of application of these products. The Tatu-fog presented better efficiency (75%) and the second lower initial control costs (R$0.1748/m2 per nest with the Pulsfog K-10 and R$0.1418/m2 with the Multifog 2000). The Dragnet presented lower efficiency (22%) and higher total control costs (R$7.0647/m2 per nest). The products tested presented similar efficiency with the fogging equipments Multifog 2000 and Pulsfog K-10 but this last one presented lower total control costs (R$0.3793/m2 per nest). 

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SANTOS, Alexandre dos et al. EFFICIENCY AND CONTROL COSTS OF NESTS OF Atta spp. (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) WITH THERMONEBULIZATION. CERNE, [S.l.], p. 023-027, sep. 2015. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/320>. Date accessed: 18 dec. 2017.
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Atta spp., fogging equipment, efficiency control, control costs
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