A method to access, trap, and monitor field populations of the Formosan termite
(Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in the urban environment.
Both were with the ARS Formosan termite
research project in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the time the research was done.
Caption: One Formosan termite
little and vulnerable but together the insects can draw on many protective powers, including fecal microbes built into their colony walls.
(1) Mississippi State University Formosan Termite
Research Laboratory, Poplarville, MS
Economic importance of Formosan termite
and control practices in Japan.
The Norway rat and the yellow fever mosquito and the Formosan termite
remind us of our vulnerability, which we, the naked ape, have worked so hard to leave behind.
He indicates that the bait system makes it possible to detect and control subterranean termites, including the highly destructive Formosan termite
that has spread throughout Florida and the Southeast.
In Hawaii, the mini but mighty Formosan termite
attacks with mandibles that drill cinder block, and pierce copper and plastic pipe.
The pressure-treated wood was selected for its ability to repel the dreaded Formosan termite
, a growing problem for coastal areas nationwide.
Measurement of time taken by the Formosan termite
, Coptotermes formosanus, to pass tunnel intersections.
Discoveries by a team of researchers from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, could lead to control of the Formosan termite
. They have identified certain chemical traces that are essential to the insects well-being.
response to weathered borate-treated wood.