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Title: Residential perimeter treatment trials in Hawaii with Thiamethoxam, Termidor, and Premise. 
Author: Yates, Julian R. III
Date: 2007-12
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Yates JR. 2007. Residential perimeter treatment trials in Hawaii with Thiamethoxam, Termidor, and Premise. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 39:145-148.
Abstract: Pre-1988 strategies for termiticide treatment of soil to prevent subterranean
termite infestation in residential structures included application of organochlorine insecticides beneath concrete slabs through drilled holes at more than 2-foot intervals along the interior of perimeter and dividing walls. Post-1988 soil termiticides included organophosphates and pyrethroids. These less forgiving insecticides forced the pest control industry to change their treatment methods because of numerous call-backs that required re-treatments. Drill hole spacing through concrete slabs decreased to 1-foot intervals and exterior perimeter treatments were added to the management regime. With the advent of new non-repellent soil treatment termiticides, chemical manufacturers of these insecticides have devised a less intrusive treatment protocol that
includes the remedial treatment of all known live infestations within the structure and
a perimeter-only treatment of soil. For post-on-pier construction the perimeter of all
piers is included in the treatment strategy. Results of field trials with three non-repellent termiticides (Thiamethoxam, Termidor, and Premise) are described.
ISSN: 0073-134X
Keywords: buildings, chemical control, Coptotermes formosanus, fipronil, Hawaii, imidacloprid, soil treatment, termite control, Isoptera, subterranean termites

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