September 18, 2021

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UMaine researchers want to use nematodes to get rid of fire ants

Two University of Maine scientists were being aspect of a group that may have stumbled upon a way to weaponize nematodes in the struggle in opposition to hearth ants.

They found that in two central Maine web-sites, contaminated nematodes carried a micro organism into ant colonies that killed the fireplace ants. So the scientists made a decision to see if the nematodes could be used as a biological command versus the invasive pest.

Turns out, though there is a possibility that it could work, one of the guide professors on the review said it’s also before long to start out spraying nematodes on hearth ant hills in Maine.