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Insects 2011, 2(4), 491-498; doi:10.3390/insects2040491

The Efficacy of Organo-Complex-Based Wood Preservative Formula Against Dry-Wood Termite Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light

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1 Research and Development Unit for Biomaterials, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Bogor 16911, Indonesia 2 PT. Karuna Sumber Jaya, Cileungsi, Bogor 16820, Indonesia
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Received: 29 August 2011 / Revised: 2 November 2011 / Accepted: 3 November 2011 / Published: 15 November 2011
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The utilization of pesticides often leaves residues which potentially pollute the environment. This journal issue has been encouraging some researchers to find an environmentally friendly insecticide by a cheaper wood preservative method. The International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures 15 (ISPM 15) [1] that is adopted in wood packaging protection in Europe is not suitable for tropical countries like Indonesia. Therefore, the treatment by Organo-Complex-based wood preservation, which consists of copper chromium combined with natural organic compounds, is proposed for effective treatment at a lower cost. The bioassay test was subjected to dry wood termite Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light. The result showed that wood materials treated by 10 ppm Organo-Complex formula gave good results which were indicated by the low consumption and the fast termination of the termites. The toxicity analysis of C-C organic compound solution is classified as grade IV (WHO, 2003) [2], or not harmful. Analysis of the residual content four weeks after the spraying treatment showed a significant reduction in the inorganic content (copper chromate complex), in the range of 35%, and in extracts of natural materials (natural extracts), above 80%.
Keywords: Organo-Complex formula; dry-wood termite; Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light Organo-Complex formula; dry-wood termite; Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light
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Ismayati, M.; Setiawan, K.H.; Tarmadi, D.; Zulfiana, D.; Yusuf, S.; Santoso, B. The Efficacy of Organo-Complex-Based Wood Preservative Formula Against Dry-Wood Termite Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light. Insects 2011, 2, 491-498.

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