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Ants are among the most diverse, abundant and ecologically significant organisms on earth. They have colonized almost all existing habitats, including urban areas, where they may pose serious problems for human activities. Here, we present different aspects of our studies on urban ants in the city of Buenos Aires aimed at collecting information on the species present in the city and at improving bait control strategies via laboratory assays. The use of these baits represents a control strategy that is environment-friendly as it avoids indiscriminate pesticide release. Moreover, we show that our baits exhibit higher efficiency when compared to a commercial bait, as it is optimized in terms of the ants’ feeding behavior even when both have the same active compound and at the same concentration. This work represents the first integrative study on urban ants in the city of Buenos Aires and indicates that the control of invasive species in urban settings may be improved by increasing the scientific knowledge of the biology of the target species. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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Documento: Artículo
Título:Urban ants of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina: species survey and practical control
Autor:Josens, R.; Sola, F.; Lois-Milevicich, J.; Mackay, W.
Filiación:Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Experimental, Laboratorio de Insectos Sociales, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, IFIBYNE, CONICET, Ciudad Universitaria Pab. II, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Department of Biological Sciences, Biodiversity Collections, The University of Texas, El Paso, TX, United States
Palabras clave:bait; Camponotus mus; hospital ants; Social insect; urban pest; Camponotus mus; Formicidae; Hexapoda
Año:2017
Volumen:63
Número:3
Página de inicio:213
Página de fin:223
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670874.2016.1239035
ISSN:09670874
Registro:http://digital.bl.fcen.uba.ar/collection/paper/document/paper_09670874_v63_n3_p213_Josens

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Josens, R., Sola, F., Lois-Milevicich, J. & Mackay, W. (2017) . Urban ants of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina: species survey and practical control, 63(3), 213-223.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670874.2016.1239035
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Josens, R., Sola, F., Lois-Milevicich, J., Mackay, W. "Urban ants of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina: species survey and practical control" 63, no. 3 (2017) : 213-223.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670874.2016.1239035
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Josens, R., Sola, F., Lois-Milevicich, J., Mackay, W. "Urban ants of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina: species survey and practical control" , vol. 63, no. 3, 2017, pp. 213-223.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670874.2016.1239035
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Josens, R., Sola, F., Lois-Milevicich, J., Mackay, W. Urban ants of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina: species survey and practical control. 2017;63(3):213-223.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670874.2016.1239035