Malaysian Applied Biology Journal

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Malays. Appl. Biol. (2008) 37(2): 19–23



1 Department Of Entomology, University Of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0813, United State Of America
2 Medical Entomology Laboratory, Vector Control Research Unit, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia,11800 Penang, Malaysia
3 Bayer Co. (M) Sdn. Bhd. T1-14 Jaya 33, No.3 Jalan Semangat, Seksyen 13,46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,Malaysia
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The field study on population estimation and foraging activity of Coptotermes gestroi (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Mengkuang, Seberang Prai and Globitermes sulphureus (Isoptera: Termitidae) in Sungai Pinang, Balik Pulau were monitored using pine wood consumption. The treatment of Premise® 200SC (18% w/w imidacloprid) was carried out to see the efficiency of this product in a Malaysian climate. Two sites of different species of termite infestation (C. gestroi and G. sulphureus) were choosen for the efficiency study. The estimate population of C. gestroi was 7.22 x 105 with the feeding territory was 40m2. The population of G. sulphureus which was estimated 3.38 x 105 with the feeding territory of 96m2. Both sites were treated with Premise 200SC at the dilution rate of 25ml Premise 200SC into 10L water. From the study, Premise® 200SC was proven to cause termite activity to cease within 6 weeks after treatment and no sign of active termite was detected either indoor or outdoor after this report was written.


Kajian lapangan terhadap anggaran populasi dan perilaku mencari makanan oleh anai-anai Coptotermes gestroi (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) di Mengkuang, Seberang Prai dan anai-anai Globitermes sulphureus (Isoptera: Termitidae) in Sungai Pinang, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang dipantau dengan menggunakan aktiviti pemakanan kayu pine. Rawatan dilakukan dengan menggunakan of Premise® 200SC (18% w/w imidacloprid) untuk melihat keberkesan produk ini di iklim Malaysia. Dua lokasi kajian dengan dua species anai-anai yang berbeza (C. gestroi and G. sulphureus) dipilih untuk melihat keberkesanan rawatan ini. Anggaran populasi C. gestroi adalah 7.22 x 105 dengan keluasan mencari makanan 40m2. Manakaka anggaran populasi G. sulphureus adalah 3.38 x 105 dengan keluasan mencari makanan 96m2. Kedua-dua lokasi dirawat dengan menggunakan Premise 200SC pada nisbah bancuhan 25ml Premise 200SC dalam10L air. Daripada kajian ini didapati bahawa aktiviti anai-anai. Berjaya dikawal dalam tempoh 6 minggu dan tiada tanda kehadiran anai-anai dikesan didalam mahupun didalam rumah selepas kertas kerja ini ditulis.

Key words: Coptotermes gestroi, Globitermes sulphureus, imidacloprid, slow acting termiticide


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