FireCloud is BioCloud's answer to Fire Ants.
Fire ants are an invasive pest species in many countries around the world. They are primarily a nuisance pest, but can also pose health risks or cause damage to homes as well as to agricultural assets. The fire ant is listed among the world’s 100 worst invasive species.
FireCloud is based on highly volatile, plant based active ingredients in a
novel polymer based slow release formulation (“just take off the lid & set down on the ground”) for continuous release of the volatile active ingredients thus providing effective repellency while at the same time, it is safe to humans which cannot be said for most of the current, conventional, chemical control solutions.
Existing ant repellents are either synthetic chemicals and plant-derived oils, such as oil of lemon eucalyptus and oil of citronella. The chemicals cause different health problems, namely, inhalation problems, itching in eyes,
and can cause headaches and in addition, plant derived oils are not always highly effective.
Control of Wasmannia auropunctata (little fire ants)
Dip treatments of the soil of flowerpots planted with succulents and infested with ant colonies (food & water supplied).
BioCloud 60 sec dip, Others 15 sec dip.
Dr. Gilad Ben Zvi & Carmel Harold
The Entomological Laboratory for Applied Ecology, Steinhardt Natural History Museum, Tel Aviv University
Number of active ants