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Asian Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 227-239
DOI: 10.3923/ajaps.2015.227.239
Threat of Subterranean Termites Attack in the Asian Countries and their Control: A Review
Eko Kuswanto, Intan Ahmad and Rudi Dungani

Abstract:
This review focuses on the study of subterranean termites as structural and building pests especially in Asia Tropical countries. Since wood is one of the oldest, most important and most versatile building materials and still widely utilized by home owners in the region. Subterranean termites have long been a serious pest of wooden construction and they are still causing an important problem in most of tropical and subtropical regions. This termite group is build shelter tubes and nest in the soil or on the sides of trees or building constructions and relies principally on soil for moisture. Subterranean termite damage on building and other wooden structure cause costs associated with the prevention and treatment of termite infestation. Termite control, thus, is a realistic problem not only for human life but also for conservation of natural environment. All countries especially Asian countries are now seeking for the safer chemicals or the more effective methods for termite control. A huge amount of research in recent years has been devoted to termite control technologies to reduce environmental contamination and the risk to human health.
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Eko Kuswanto, Intan Ahmad and Rudi Dungani, 2015. Threat of Subterranean Termites Attack in the Asian Countries and their Control: A Review. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 227-239.

DOI: 10.3923/ajaps.2015.227.239

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajaps.2015.227.239

 
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