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dc.contributor.authorScocco, Christopher Michael
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:29:37Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:29:37Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.otherscocco_christopher_m_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/scocco_christopher_m_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26478
dc.description.abstractHuman structures may be occupied, at least temporarily, by insects and other arthropods. Some are perennial pests, while others occasionally invade structures. A field study in 2008 – 2009 determined that occasional invader species in natural and artificially-created harborages adjacent to buildings were primarily isopods (Malacostraca: Isopoda) (37%), spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) (28%), earwigs (Insecta: Dermaptera) (13%), and adult crickets (Insecta: Orthoptera) (8%). Pitfall trapping demonstrated seasonal differences in activity of occasional invaders with the number of harborages observed. In laboratory assays, five plant-extracted essential oils (spearmint, peppermint, wintergreen, cinnamon and clove) were repellent to Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), workers at concentrations from 0.10 to 10% (v/v) at 0 and 7 days after application. Essential oils are viable alternatives to conventional chemical repellents of the Argentine ant and occasional invader species.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectintegrated pest management
dc.subjectIPM
dc.subjectoccasional invader pests
dc.subjectessential oils
dc.subjecturban pest management
dc.subjectArgentine ants
dc.subjectLinepithema humile
dc.titleIntegrated pest management tactics in the suburban landscape
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentEntomology
dc.description.majorEntomology
dc.description.advisorDaniel Suiter
dc.description.committeeDaniel Suiter
dc.description.committeeWayne Gardner
dc.description.committeeKristine Braman


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