The destruction that both fire and leaf cutter ants are capable of can be devastating. As such researchers at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) have identified novel compounds to control these ant populations. This compound is naturally-occurring and can be used safely in populated and sensitive areas. The United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service has worked with VMI to study the functionality of this compound which has led to increased findings validating the importance of this compound in mating patterns in a number of ant species.
Safely controls ant populations