Sulfluramid, a new bait concept for the control of termites
J B Ballard, T K Porter
The annual cost of preventing, controlling and repairing the damage done by termites in the United States of America is in the billions of dollars. Current termite control methodology is generally effective in the control of termite activity. However, new technology (termite foams, termite baits, physical barriers) is emerging which has or will provide new tools to control termites. This report centers on the use of a termite bait to control termite populations both in the laboratory and in the field. The bait toxicant used was sulfluramid, a slow acting stomach poison. Laboratory tests indicated that the termite bait provided 100% control of the laboratory colonies (1,000 and 10,000 termites per colony). Field results indicated that the baits provided 100% control of termite active areas.