Late News on the Fire Ant Front

Published in 1960

A full year has passed since our report on “The Hazards of Broadcasting Toxic Pesticides”, summarized the dangers from the unwise scattering of toxic chemicals for pest control. It documented how the imported fire ant “eradication” program in the southeastern states was ill-conceived, unnecessary, poorly handled and extremely destructive to wildlife, Nothing that we have learned during the past year has caused us to modify these statements. Unfortunately, the fire ant program is still being conducted, and one and a quarter million acres have now been deluged with heptachlor or dieldrin, by federal and state control agencies.

Author: Harold S. Peters
Volume Number: 8 Year Published: 1960
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 7

Link to article: 8 No. 1, 2_1960_p7-8.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 8 No. 1, 2_1960.pdf