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Title: Termiticide testing continues The USFS presents its annual termiticide report for 2015

Source: Pest Management Professional

Author(s)Shelton, Thomas; Fye, Donald; Mankowski, Mark ; Tang, Juliet

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-2A

Abstract: Since the late 1930s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (USFS) Termiticide Testing Program has investigated various soil-applied termiticides for efficacy against subterranean termites. These studies were originally funded by the U.S. military in anticipation of action in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Termiticide testing was necessary to protect their military installations and shipping containers, which were constructed from wood and at high risk of structural failure from destructive termites, like the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus). Now funded by the pest management industry, the Termiticide Testing Program continues to examine long-term efficacy of termiticides, the results of which are formally summarized annually in this termiticide report.

Keywords: Termiticide testing, pesticide regulation, termite control, termiticide efficacy

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 489 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/07/2016
RITS Product ID: 80894
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Mankowski, Mark
Research Entomologist
Shelton, Thomas Guy
Research Entomologist
Tang, Juliet
Research Forest Products Technologist

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