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Control of termites (Samoa) - Suggestions
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Please, we need suggestion on the current control of termite.

Some of you might have the same problem.

Please share how to control them.

Manuia le aso

Billy Enosa

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2018-03-17T14:00:00.0000000Z

Dear Billy
I don't know about current control measures, but in July 2012 there was a similar question asked by Samoa about termites (and also carpenter bees).

It is here, summarised on the PastNet website: http://www.pestnet.org/SummariesofMessages/Pests/PestsEntities/Insects/CockroachesTermites.aspx

The information was given by Theo Evans, then in Singapore. Have a look at that post, and also others listed.

I am sure other people will tell us if methods of control of termites have changed in the last few years.

Best wishes
grahame

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2018-03-17T14:00:00.0000000Z
Hi Billy,
In Hawaii they fumigate the houses which costs a lot of money.

Kind regards,

Konrad Englbergera

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Hawaii
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2018-03-17T14:00:00.0000000Z
The real answer lies in proper preparation and treatment of materials before construction.

The old maxim an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Tenting and fumigating a whole house with Methyl Bromide or whatever is not a good deal. Rebuilding a house to take out bad wood is no bargain either. 

Michael N Trevor

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2018-03-17T14:00:00.0000000Z

Dear Billy,
This is a very serious issue in Africa. I am currently workinging on the control. But I may wish to know the species. Control methods may differ with type and species of termite
Thanks

Dr. Simon Okweche
M.Sc (Uni-Agric, Makurdi), PHD (UNICAL, NIG)
Entomology & Pest Management Research Group
Department of Forestry & Wildlife Res. Mgt
University of Calabar
PMB 1115, Calabar
NIGERIA
Cell Phone : +2347034967125

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2018-03-18T14:00:00.0000000Z

Dear John,

As I have no possibility to reply to Pestnet I am sending this to you:

It is about houses:

The problem is caused by people not creating a 15 cm overhang of the floor, over the foundation, or allowing the floor to crack. The overhang should nowhere touch the ground. Termites generally do not travel horizontally, so that is why they will decide: "Hmmm.... I cannot go up, so I will go down".

Warm regards,
Mans

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2018-03-25T14:00:00.0000000Z

En mi país El Salvador he visto que funciona bien el uso dw Spinosad A y Spinosad E, extracto de bacterias bajo nombre comwrcial SPINTOR, abrirles los túneles y exponerlos para asperjarles las veces necesarias, la bacteri se desarrolla adentro de la colonia y ellos mismos se contaminan..otra alternattiva es usar 100 mg de acudo borico x kg de aserrin humedecido com Melaza y comocarla cerca de la entrada de los tuneles.

Translated by Google this is (or thereabouts):

In my country, El Salvador, I have seen the use of Spinosad A and Spinosad E, an extract of bacteria. It is sold under the trade name SPINTOR. Open the tunnels and apply over the termites as often as necessary. The bacteria develop inside the colony by contamination. 

An alternative is to use 100 mg of boric acid in 1kg (I am supposing this is 1 kg) of sawdust moistened with molasses and leave it near the entrance of the tunnels.

Adamid Beltran

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