Applicability Study on Reticulitermes speratus kyushuensis (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Colony Eliminator to Preserve Wooden Cultural Heritage

일본흰개미 아종 모니터링 및 군체제거를 위한 예찰제어기 개발 연구

  • Received : 2015.03.05
  • Accepted : 2015.07.24
  • Published : 2015.11.25


This study is conducted to develop new termite colony elimination system that can control termite colony much faster, and to eco-environmentally prevent termite damage occurred in wooden cultural heritage. As a result of laboratory test, we developed a component system, of which fipronil 0.001% (w/w) treated bait was used as a suitable termite colony eliminator. This system can be monitored without taking off underground, and it makes regular monitoring much more efficient. The result of field test showed that 36 termite baiting devices among 367 installed devices were damaged by foraging termites. After baiting, all of termite colonies attracted to devices were eliminated or their activity clearly decreased.


termite;wooden cultural heritage;termite monitoring;colony baiting


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