Control of Cryptotermes brevis1,2

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Bioassay of a standard, whole-building fumigation substantiates the hypothesis that sulfuryl fluoride is highly effective against Cryplotermes brevis (Walker) in Key West, Florida. Ultraviolet light trapping during the swarming' season indicated no flight activity in fumigated buildings within 2 years after treatment. Laboratory treatment of wood surfaces with silica acrogel controlled reproductive termites, and residues from 1% dieldrin sprays gave 95-100% control. Dichlorvos fumigation in drums was ineffective at dosages recommended for control of other insect species.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1972

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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