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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Interim Protocol for Testing the Effects of Microbial Pathogens on Subterranean Termites ('Isoptera: rhinotermitidae').
Author Grace, K. ;
CORP Author Hawaii Univ., Honolulu.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Nov 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/215;
Stock Number PB93-124634
Additional Subjects Biological pest control ; Termites ; Fungi ; Toxicity ; Species diversity ; Mortality ; Isoptera
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-124634 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1993
Collation 18p
Although subterranean termites are frequent targets of pest control measures around buildings and other human constructions, they are also ubiquitous in both wooded and desert regions of North America and are likely to suffer unintended exposure to microbial pest control agents (MPCAs). There are few reports of pathogens isolated from termites, and little information available on the toxicity of MPCAs. This report describes test procedures generally suitable for evaluation of MPCAs based upon pathogenic fungi and other pathogens where mortality may reasonably be expected to occur within a 15-day period. If a longer pattern of mortality is anticipated, then the test period may need to be extended.