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Insects 2017, 8(3), 92; doi:10.3390/insects8030092

Efficacy of Chlorantraniliprole in Controlling Structural Infestations of the Eastern Subterranean Termite in the USA

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Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
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Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
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Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, Greensboro, NC 27409, USA
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Syngenta AG, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
These authors contributed equally to this paper.
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Academic Editors: Changlu Wang and Chow-Yang Lee
Received: 17 July 2017 / Revised: 21 August 2017 / Accepted: 28 August 2017 / Published: 31 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Pest Management)
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Abstract

Subterranean termites are the most economically important structural pests in the USA, and the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Dictyoptera: Rhinotermitidae) is the most widely distributed species. Soil treatment with a liquid termiticide is a widely used method for controlling subterranean termites in structures. We assessed the efficacy of a nonrepellent termiticide, Altriset® (active ingredient: chlorantraniliprole), in controlling structural infestations of R. flavipes in Texas, North Carolina, and Ohio and determined the post-treatment fate of termite colonies in and around the structures. In all three states, microsatellite markers indicated that only one R. flavipes colony was infesting each structure. A single chlorantraniliprole treatment provided effective structural protection as there was no further evidence of termite activity in and on the majority of structures from approximately 1 month to 2 years post-treatment when the study concluded. Additionally, the treatment appeared to either severely reduce the infesting colony’s footprint at monitors in the landscape or eliminate colony members from these monitors. A supplemental spot-treatment was conducted at one house each in Texas and North Carolina at 5 and 6 months post-treatment, respectively; no termites were observed thereafter in these structures and associated landscaping. The number of colonies found exclusively in the landscape (not attacking the structure) varied among the states, with the largest number of colonies in Texas (0–4) and North Carolina (0–5) as compared to 0–1 in Ohio, the most northern state. View Full-Text
Keywords: anthranilic diamide; microsatellite; Reticulitermes flavipes; Rhinotermitidae; termite control; termiticide anthranilic diamide; microsatellite; Reticulitermes flavipes; Rhinotermitidae; termite control; termiticide
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Jones, S.C.; Vargo, E.L.; Keefer, T.C.; Labadie, P.; Scherer, C.W.; Gallagher, N.T.; Gold, R.E. Efficacy of Chlorantraniliprole in Controlling Structural Infestations of the Eastern Subterranean Termite in the USA. Insects 2017, 8, 92.

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