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TERMITE (ISOPTERA) SUPPRESSION WITH TOXIC BAITS

  • D. Ostaff (a1) and D. E. Gray (a1)

Abstract

A field trial with toxic-bait blocks for suppression of subterranean termite activity was initiated in Toronto. Decayed, mirex-impregnated red pine wood blocks 2.5 × 3.8 × 0.5 cm were placed individually in soil at 1.5-m intervals. Attack on bait blocks effectively suppressed termite activity for 3 years in the eight plots. The method offers a cheaper, environmentally sound, effective alternative to conventional soil-poisoning methods.

Un essai de suppression des termites souterraines a été fait à Toronto; on s’est servi d’appâts toxiques qui attirent l’insecte. On a placé dans le sol des blocs de pin rouge de 2.5 × 3.8 × 0.5 cm qui avaient été imprégnés de mirex; les blocs étaient à 1.5 m les uns des autres. Dans les 8 terrains étudiés, l’attaque des appâts a arrêté l’activité des termites durant 3 ans. Cette méthode ne nuit pas à l’environnement et est meilleur marché que son alternative, la méthode conventionnelle d’empoisonnement du sol.

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TERMITE (ISOPTERA) SUPPRESSION WITH TOXIC BAITS

  • D. Ostaff (a1) and D. E. Gray (a1)

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