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Termite Pest Control Using Nematodes


Termites are very destructive insects and that is why many people love termite pest control Brisbane. However, most of the methods of termite pest control involve use of toxic pesticides which are administered in homes and gardens. Scientists are therefore looking for environmentally friendly methods of dealing with these insects. This is why there are inventions of biological treatments. Examples include use of killer fungus and nematodes.

Heterorhabdidtis indica
This nematode specie is known to be effective in getting rid of the eastern subterranean termite and the Formosan subterranean termite.

Heterorhabditis bacteriophora
Research has found out that this nematode specie is good at controlling desert subterranean termites and is not so effective when it comes to the Formosan and eastern termites. It can be obtained from commercial suppliers.

Steinernema carpocapsae
This nematode is also readily commercially available. It was discovered to have the power to kill very many desert termites compared to the Formosan and eastern termites.

Steinernema riobrave
Research revealed that these nematodes have the same level of effectiveness as Steinernema carpocapsae in killing Formosan termites. However, when it comes to killing eastern termites Steinernema riobrave, is less effective.

A new species of Steinernema riobrave known as TP has been discovered to be very effective in killing of the desert, eastern and Formosan termites.

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