500 black ants per acre of land required for control of green larvae in ivy gourd (Cocciniaindica). Black ants are most important us they eat only half larvae and then eat another larvae immediately. In this way they destroy completely all the larvae very quickly. This method is used by so many farmers. The method is economical against cost of chemical medicines and there was no side effect on other crop and land. This method has been used generation to generation.
Crop: Ivy Gourd
Crop Family: Cucurbitaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Coccinia indica)
Crop Vernacular Name: Tindora and Kowai fruit
Ingredients: Black ant
"Scientists at the Universities of Bath and Sussex have developed a new system that slowly releases ant pheromones to attract pests to an insecticide bait. This means that instead of spraying the whole crop with pesticides, traps can be placed in specific areas for more targeted protection." [
"Using Ant Pheromones to Catch Crop Pests & Reduce Insecticide Spraying"