Boric Ant Baits, Terminix Fined $10 million, Maryland to ban NEONICS, New Guinea Flatworm in Florida
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In The News
Terminix Gets a 10 million dollars in fines for illegally using methyl bromide
“After the government began its investigation, TERMINIX LP voluntarily ceased its use of methyl bromide in the U.S. and in U.S. territories, except for one remaining supervised government contract.”
Maryland may be the first State to ban NeoNics for homeowners
New Pest In South Florida
New Guinea Flatworm
The primary concern is ecological due to the feeding habits The New Guinea land planaria. They also pose a threat to native snails including endemic tree snails of Florida. The New Guinea land planaria has caused the decline of some Hawaiian tree snails in Oahu.
The health concern with the New Guinea land planarian comes from its potential to act as a mechanical transport vector of rat lungworm, If a human eats J3 infective stage rat lungworm larvae, it could result in an infection causing human eosinophilic meningitis. If you have areas where fruits or vegetables are grown, like tomatues, avocado, basil you could contract the infection.
There are no pesticides registered for land planarian control.
Limiting their food supply by controlling pest snails would be the most effective measure at the moment.
Rat control would also help reduce the risk of rat lungworm accidental infection.
Ther are two basic types of ant gel baits on the market neonicotonoid, non repelent or Boric acid baits ok thats 3.
Maxforce Quantum Ant Bait Imidacloprid .03%
Alpine Ant Gel Bait Dinotefuran 0.0005%
Advion Ant Bait Gel Indoxacarb 0.05%
Optigard Ant Bait Gel Thiamethoxam – .010%
Boric Acid Ant Gel Bait Wars
Ant Gourmet Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate 6%
Terro Sodium Tertaborate Decahydrate 5.40%
Thiquid Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate (borax), 5.0%