Insecticidal Baits on Field Plot Perimeters Suppress Reticulitermes
Authors: Esenther, G. R.; Beal, R. H.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 71, Number 4, August 1978 , pp. 604-607(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A field trial was conducted in southern Mississippi to determine if placing decayed wood bait blocks impregnated with mirex could suppress termite (Reticulitermes sp.) populations when placed around the perimeter of an area. Bait blocks treated with 10 mg mirex/block were buried at 1.5-m spacing at the perimeter of six 7.5 m-square plots, 3 of which also had treatment along the perimeter of an outer 30-m square. Noninsecticidal bait blocks were used to monitor termite activity within the treatment lines. During a 3.5-yr period, termite activity on the treated plots was suppressed. The efficacy of mirex bait treatment for the protection of man-made structures is disscussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1978
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