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1 December 2004 Use of a Bait Impact Index to Assess Effects of Bait Application Against Populations of Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in a Large Area
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The effects of bait applications on the overall activity of the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, in a town of 1.2 km2 were assessed between 2001 and 2003 by using a bait impact index. The index incorporated the amount of baits applied and the distance between bait application loci and the monitoring stations from which termite activity was measured. Even with the collaboration of only 35% of the residents and incomplete treatment records, the bait impact index demonstrated that more baits applied in proximity to monitoring loci significantly caused the decline of C. formosanus activity.

Nan-Yao Su, Paul Ban, and Rudolf H. Scheffrahn "Use of a Bait Impact Index to Assess Effects of Bait Application Against Populations of Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in a Large Area," Journal of Economic Entomology 97(6), 2029-2034, (1 December 2004). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-97.6.2029
Received: 5 August 2004; Accepted: 1 September 2004; Published: 1 December 2004
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