Patent Number: 6,254,864

Title: Methods and formulations for control of pests

Abstract: The subject invention concerns novel biopesticides and their use to control cockroaches, carpenter ants, and pharaoh ants. Specifically, highly virulent isolates of Beauveria bassiana in an agricultural composition, can be used to effectively control these pests. Exemplified are Beauveria bassiana No. 447, ATCC 20872, and Beauveria bassiana SP111, ATCC 74038. Also described are unique formulations which are highly effective for delivering biocontrol agents to target pests. By using these novel compositions, target pests can be controlled without the environmental and public safety hazards presented by chemical control agents.

Inventors: Stimac; Jerry L. (Gainesville, FL), Pereira; Roberto (Gainesville, FL)

Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

International Classification: A01N 25/00 (20060101); A01N 63/04 (20060101); A01N 063/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018