Tuesday, 19 November 2002

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

Field efficacy of noviflumuron for control of subterranean termite colonies in Florida, 1999-2001

Joe DeMark and Ellen Thoms. Dow AgroSciences, Urban Pest Research and Development, 876 Buckeye Lane West, Jacksonville, FL

Subterranean termite colonies were delineated using in-situ mark-recapture and subsequently baited using the benzoylphenyl urea, insect growth regulator (IGR) noviflumuron at locations in Florida from 1999 Ė 2001. A total of 22 colonies were baited (12 at 0.25% and 10 at 0.5% noviflumuron) in seven Florida counties; St. Johnís, Santa Rosa, Marion, Duval, Pinellas, Pasco, and Palm Beach. Sixteen Reticulitermes flavipes (15 in-ground and one above ground) colonies and six Reticulitermes virginicus (all in-ground) colonies were baited. When possible, an additional delineated termite colony was baited concurrently with the IGR hexaflumuron (0.5%) at the same or nearby sites when 0.5% noviflumuron bait was applied. Mean time to colony elimination, and amount of bait applied and consumed will be compared by species, active ingredient and concentration.

Species 1: Isoptera Rhinotermitidae Reticulitermes flavipes (eastern subterranean termite)
Species 2: Isoptera Rhinotermitidae Reticulitermes virginicus (southeastern subterranean termite)
Keywords: noviflumuron, hexaflumuron

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