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Title: Baiting Techniques for Control of Coptotermes Species Within Existing Buildings in Australia

Author: French, J.R.J.;

Date: 1991

Source: In: Haverty, Michael I.; Wilcox, W. Wayne, technical coordinators. 1991. Proceedings of the symposium on current research on wood-destroying organisms and future prospects for protecting wood in use; September 13, 1989; Bend, OR. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-128. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 46-50

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Baiting techniques have been developed over the years to control Coptotermes species, the most economically important termite species in Australia. Given the restrictions on organochlorines as termiticides in North America, this paper highlights research that has focussed on baiting programs against Coptotermes as alternatives to current control measures: drenching soil with pesticides or fumigation of entire structures. Details of the baiting procedures, toxins used, and their suitability for use in eradicating Coptotermes infestations in existing buildings are described. Suggestions are offered for the direction in which future baiting techniques may prove productive.

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French, J.R.J. 1991. Baiting Techniques for Control of Coptotermes Species Within Existing Buildings in Australia. In: Haverty, Michael I.; Wilcox, W. Wayne, technical coordinators. 1991. Proceedings of the symposium on current research on wood-destroying organisms and future prospects for protecting wood in use; September 13, 1989; Bend, OR. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-128. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 46-50

 


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