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Comparative Efficacy of Synthetic Resins on Various Woods against Subterranean Termites

Comparative Efficacy of Synthetic Resins on Various Woods against Subterranean Termites

Sohail Ahmed, Muhammad Arshad and Babar Hassan*

Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad - 38040, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: sialuaf@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

The present studies were carried out to determine efficacy of synthetic resins on woods of three tree species to ward off subterranean termites. Three resins types in three concentrations were applied by brushing and dipping on wooden stakes which were exposed to termites’ for a period of 4 weeks in the field. Weight loss before and after resin treatment was indicative of effectiveness. Highest concentration of all resins significantly reduced the chances of termites’ infestation as compared to other concentrations by dipping application in contrast to coating method. Drying of woods prior to resin application was also effective in resisting termites’ infestation. The findings of treatment with resins are discussed with previously cited effects of resins and its implication in wood preservation.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Associated Journals)

August

Vol. 49, Iss. 4, Pages 1151-1546

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