New Techniques For Subterranean Termite Control
  Key Words  
  Termiticide, residual soil treatment, termite bait, wood treatment
  Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira and Bennett W. Jordan
  Subterranean termites are important pests in the U.S. and many parts of the world. Most products available for subterranean termite control are registered in Florida and currently there are 76 products. Most are either repellent or non-repellent soil treatment products. In recent years the number of products has increased from 8 to 76 mostly as a result of patents expiring. Two off-patent products, bifenthrin and imidacloprid, are now available in 49 different products. Forty-three percent of termiticide products are from primary manufacturers, and the rest are from off-patent producers. Termiticides have become “greener” with US EPA giving reduced-risk status to 6 termiticide products, 4 of which are baits. In 2010 the first soil termiticide, chlorantraniliprole, was given reduced-risk status.