Report on the efficacy and performance of the insecticide candidate termiticide in H2 field trials

IRG/WP 04-10516

B M Ahmed, P Vinden, J Hann, J R J French

This paper explains the field results of phenol pyrazole treated timber against in an above ground mound colonies of Coptotermes acinaciformis (Froggatt). C. acinaciformis (‘termites’) are the major pest of human structures throughout tropical and sub tropical regions, causing billions of dollars in damage to timber-in-service worldwide. The result of this field test have shown that candidate termiticide at 0.002 % m/m mean retention was unpalatable to the foraging termites. The wood blocks treated with candidate termiticide at the 0.0005 and 0.001 % m/m mean retention failed to prevent termite feeding on the treated blocks.


Keywords: Pyrazole, termiticide, Coptotermes acinaciformis, timber treatment, wood preservatives, candidate termiticide, permethrin, Pinus radiata,

Conference: 04-06-06/10 Ljubljana, Slovenia


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