Tuesday, 19 November 2002

This presentation is part of : Display Presentations, Subsection Fb. Urban Entomology

Response of subterranean termites to baiting with diflubenzuron using labyrinth termite baiting system in urban and agricultural settings in United Arab Emirates

Walid Kaakeh, Department of Aridland Agriculture, United Arab Emirates University, Department of Aridland Agriculture, P. O. Box 17555, College of Food Systems, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

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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