A rapid method for collecting large numbers of subterranean termites from wood
J P La Fage, N-Y Su, M Jones, T Lawrence
A corrugated fiberboard trap is described which attracts large numbers of subterranean termites from infested logs. Single-trap collections in excess of 63 grams (wet wt.) for Reticulitermes virginicus (Banks) and 43 grams for Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki were taken one to three days following discovery by termites. If traps are removed from the source logs shortly after beeing attacked, termites are collected free from extraneous soil and cellulosic contamination.