Insects 2012, 3(1), 25-40; doi:10.3390/insects3010025
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Evaluation of a Localized Treatment Technique Using Three Ready-to-Use Products Against the Drywood Termite Incisitermes snyderi (Kalotermitidae) in Naturally Infested Lumber

1 BASF Corporation, Pest Control Solutions, 3568 Tree Court Ind. Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63122, USA 2 Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Received: 30 November 2011; in revised form: 9 December 2011 / Accepted: 31 December 2011 / Published: 3 January 2012
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Abstract: Twenty-one boards infested with drywood termites were examined for activity using a Termatrac® motion detector. Termite galleries were identified using a Resistograph drill and treated with one of three ready-to-use (RTU) products. Results indicated that the Termatrac was excellent at locating termite activity but provided 9.5% false negatives. The Resistograph located termite galleries with an average of 4.6 ± 2.7 holes drilled to find at least one gallery in a board. Treatments included three formulations and two active ingredients; a foam (imidacloprid), a dry (fipronil) and an experimental formulation in a pressurized can (fipronil). All treatments provided evidence for a reduction in mean termite populations per board compared to the control. Two treatments provided evidence of elimination of infestation but no formulation eliminated infestations in every board that was treated. The concept of local treatment for drywood termite control is discussed relative to our results.
Keywords: isoptera; management; termite detection device

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Hickman, R.; Forschler, B.T. Evaluation of a Localized Treatment Technique Using Three Ready-to-Use Products Against the Drywood Termite Incisitermes snyderi (Kalotermitidae) in Naturally Infested Lumber. Insects 2012, 3, 25-40.

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Hickman R, Forschler BT. Evaluation of a Localized Treatment Technique Using Three Ready-to-Use Products Against the Drywood Termite Incisitermes snyderi (Kalotermitidae) in Naturally Infested Lumber. Insects. 2012; 3(1):25-40.

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Hickman, Robert; Forschler, Brian T. 2012. "Evaluation of a Localized Treatment Technique Using Three Ready-to-Use Products Against the Drywood Termite Incisitermes snyderi (Kalotermitidae) in Naturally Infested Lumber." Insects 3, no. 1: 25-40.

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