A baiting procedure that incorporated the Labyrinth termite bait matrix containing a chitin synthesis inhibitor, Diflubenzuron, was evaluated against field colonies of Psammotermes hypostoma and Acanthotermes orchraceus in urban and agricultural settings. Exterra termite interceptors, in a station, were embedded in the soil around the perimeter of residential buildings and in date palm orchards to monitor termite colonies for 6-12 months before, during, and after baiting with labyrinth. Termites consumed bait from the station and complete reduction in activity was recorded in all colonies examined. Labyrinth is being used in United Arab Emirates in an ongoing program of management and control of subterranean termite colonies.
Species 1: Isoptera Hodotermitidae Acanthotermes orchraceus
Species 2: Isoptera Rhinotermitidae Psammotermes hybostoma (sand termite)
Keywords: exterra interceptors, chitin synthesis inhibitor
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