Termites- The silent destroyers

Nicknamed “silent destroyers,” termites seek out moisture-damaged homes and chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper — causing structural damage that is typically not covered by homeowners’ insurance.

Discarded wings, near window sills and doors, or baseboards, as well as in spiderwebs, are often the only outwardly visible sign of an infestation. Subterranean termites build mud tubes found near the home’s foundation to provide moisture while they travel between their colony and food source.

Wood that is soft and sounds hollow when tapped, or dark and blistering pieces of wood.

Another sign may include quiet clicking sounds coming from the walls. Soldier termites bang their heads against the wood or shake their bodies when the colony is disturbed to signal danger to the other termites. The worker termites, which are the ones who love eating woodwork, are noisy eaters.

So, if you find any of the above symptoms in your house, you’ve suddenly got a major issue on your hands.

Invasive termites now feeding on native trees, creating a hazard during storms

Posted: August 06, 2019

By: Michelle Quesada

Recent afternoon thunderstorms are revealing a big pest problem in Palm Beach County: invasive termites in live trees.

The termites are weakening native trees causing them to snap during storms.

Homes in South Florida are already being impacted by the aggressive and invasive Asian subterranean termite species, now so are trees.

“When termites swarm and fly, that’s oftentimes how we know they are in a house, but with the colony being out in the tree, they’re flying and swarming outside so they’re not giving us that sign that they’re in the structure,” said Paul Sugrue, Technical Director at Nozzle Nolen in West Palm Beach. “So they’re even more cryptic which is dangerous.”

Sugrue said one of his customers recently had pine trees snap in a storm> Inside he found a colony of subterranean termites.

“When they hollow it out to nest in it, then you’ve definitely for a threat of a hazard of them falling over,” said Sugrue.

Destructive ‘super-termites’ discovered in La Mesa

By Amanda Brandeis │ August 13, 2018

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Homeowners in La Mesa are being warned their houses could be at risk of a destructive pest: Formosan subterranean termites.

San Diego-based company Thrasher Termite & Pest Control made the unfortunate discovery this month in a La Mesa home.

“Unlike native subterranean termites, the termites we observed were extremely active, didn’t flee when disturbed, and the soldiers went into attack mode. They had hollowed out large areas of structural wood, always staying just beneath the exterior paint and unnoticed by the homeowner,” said Garrett Thrasher.

They’re deemed “super-termites” due to enormous colonies up to two million strong. The pests can cause significant structural damage within six months unlike traditional dry-wood termites, which take 10-15 years to do similar damage.

Invasive species of termites spreading in Palm Beach County

By Michelle Quesada │ October 01, 2018

Exterminators are seeing more cases of an invasive species of termites in parts of Palm Beach County. The Asian Subterranean termite is most commonly found in West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Singer Island. Experts believe they first came in through the Port of Palm Beach.

Nozzle Nolen exterminators found the invasive species of termites at John F. Kennedy’s bunker on Peanut Island. Crews treated the bunker, old Coast Guard house and boathouse for the invasive species and then tented the buildings for dry wood termites.

“They really just move with the breeze, they’re not strong flyers,” said Paul Sugrue, an entomologist and technical director at Nozzle Nolen.

Unless the termites swarm or you have visible damage in your home, you don’t really know they are there.

“I’m not the kind that tries to scare people, but they can literally make your home collapse,” said Sugrue.

Sugrue said the termites can eat a foot of wood a day.

Vinny Persad grew up in Riviera Beach. He says he owns several homes and renovates them for Section 8 housing. He said a few weeks ago he thought one of his homes had subterranean termites.

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Termite damage costing millions

Agricultural sector plays a strategic role in the process of economic development of a country. It has already made a significant contribution to the economic prosperity of advanced countries and its role in the economic development of less developed countries is of vital importance.

Pests, considered as an age-old enemy of agriculture, continue to thwart the sector by destroying the crops. Though tiny, they are capable of large-scale destruction. Termites can cause agricultural damage due to their voracious appetite for cellulose and, in other parts of the world, other materials. The exact dollar amount of loss due to termite damage is unknown in the agricultural world.

Agricultural damage can occur in several ways. First, the termite can infest the crop itself and limit the yield. Second, the termite can interfere with farming infrastructure such as by destroying poles that support fencing. Third, the termite can destroy containers used to ship agricultural products.

On average the pests are known to cause 10-16% agricultural produce loss. The insects attack several agricultural and horticultural crops. It is estimated that the loss accumulated due to damage to these crops may run to several millions of rupees per year. In North America, few crops are vulnerable to termites. However, termite species in other parts of the world may infest the actual crop and cause damage. Since termites are social insects and are in a colony, termite damage is generally concentrated and not widespread in a field. Locusts, for example, are not social and have no colonies, so when they attack a field it is in a quick and somewhat chaotic manner. Termites have been known to attack paper products including record keeping so the agribusiness is negatively affected. Packaging material has a long history of attack by termites.

Let us look at some news articles:

These new termites thrive South Florida’s moist environment — and they’re heading north

By Devoun Cetoute │June 21, 2019

A fearsome, invasive termite is moving its way through North Florida and growing in dangerous numbers.

The non-native Formosan termite infestation isn’t coming to South Florida. They are already here and in the billions.

The tropical non-native termite, hailing from Asia, traveled to Florida through shipping boats, said Paul Mitola, a Department of Agriculture environmental consultant.

And our sunshine state is the closet thing to heaven for the termite.

The termite thrives in moist environments and primarily eats cellulose, which can be find in wood, cardboard, fabrics and the backs of drywall and insulation, Mitola said.

Unfortunately, we are in the Formosan’s breeding season, which lasts from May to June, Mitola said. But the real problem isn’t their breeding, it’s the tireless work and damage the termites do.

Department of Agriculture issues ‘Stop Work Order’ against Sunland Pest Control
Sep 4, 2015, 25 WPBF

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have issued a Stop Work Order prohibiting Sunland Pest Control from conducting any fumigation at this time. This comes after a Palm City boy suffered brain damage after termite fumigation at his Palm City Home. “We are aware of the tragic and heartbreaking incident involving Peyton, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is investigating Sunland Pest Control in collaboration with the EPA and the Department of Health,” the department said in a statement late Friday afternoon.

Peyton McCaughey turned 10 Thursday at Miami Children’s Hospital, barely able to turn his head, unable to stand up or talk. His family said the boy has suffered brain damage after termite fumigation on their house.

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Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

The product available in the form of masterbatch can be incorporated into the base polymer of the polymeric applications like the wires and cables, pipes, household utilities, etc. to keep the pest away from the application.

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Brown plant hoppers – Threat to the rice fields

Rice is a necessary portion of diet for people all around the world. Also, it is one of the most produced plants in the world. Rice is grown in more than a hundred countries, with a total harvested area of approximately 158 million hectares, producing more than 700 million tons annually (470 million tons of milled rice). But this crop is under threat of a destructive pest called brown plant hopper.

The brown plant hoppers are small insects. The adults measure about 4-6 mm in length and 3-4 mm in width.

BPH are among the most important pests of rice, and rice is the major staple crop for about half the world’s population. They damage rice directly through feeding and by transmitting two viruses, rice ragged stunt virus and rice grassy stunt virus. Up to 60% yield loss is common in susceptible rice cultivars attacked by BPH. BPH prefers to feed on 45-50-day old plants.

The BPH are distributed in: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, North and South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

Symptoms will not be visible from outside in the early stages, but if we enter the field and tap the plants’ large number of this insect can be seen. They are visible only when the damage has been severe, the plants present a burnt-up appearance.

Both the nymphs and adults remain at the ground level and suck the plant sap. It is a typical vascular feeder primarily sucking phloem sap leading to hopper burn.

At early infestation, circular yellow patches appear which soon turn brownish due to the drying up of the plants. The patches of infestation then may spread out and cover the entire field.

The grain setting is also affected to a great extent. During sustained feeding, it excretes a large amount of honeydew. It also acts as a vector of the virus diseases like a grassy stunt, wilted stunt, and ragged stunt.

News was reported in Odhisha TV that Brown Plant Hopper Attack: Farmers Gherao Agri Official In Sambalpur

By Odishatv Bureau On Oct 24, 2017 – Odhisha TV
Sambalpur: The increased worries of farmers over brown plant hopper (BPH) attack on the paddy and non-paddy crops in Sambalpur district took a different turn today with the farmers’ union today staging a demonstration outside the Deputy Director of Agriculture’s office here. The farmers gheraoed the district deputy director of agriculture by forcing him to sit down in an open space to apprise him of their problems along with measures to mitigate the issue.

Following the gherao, Sambalpur DDA Pradosh Samal shot a letter to the deputy director of agriculture, Bhubaneswar with detailed block-wise information on the BPH destruction in paddy and non-paddy crops. The letter addressed to Deputy Director of Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, stated that of the total 20 blocks in the district, 9 are badly affected by the pest. As many as 534 villages under 137 panchayats are affected due to the pest menace, the letter added.

Single variety paddy seeds reason for pest attacks in Odisha: AIKMS

BERHAMPUR, JANUARY 22, 2018 – The Hindu

According to experts, no seed variety is to be used continuously for more than a decade
Unscientific use of single variety of paddy seeds by farmers for more than a decade is the key reason behind the large-scale destruction of standing crops by pests like brown planthopper in Odisha, the All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) has said.

The organization came to the conclusion after conducting its own ground-level study. Through its practical experimentation, it has also proved that organic cultivation of traditional paddy seed breeds makes it immune to such pests in the State.

Brown Plant Hopper: A surgical strike that farmers in India’s granary were least prepared for

Written by Harish Damodaran | The Indian Express | Published: October 27, 2016

Hot and dry weather raises the chances of whitefly attacks, as Punjab’s farmers discovered for cotton last year. This year, it is humid and warm conditions, particularly in September, that has put paid to their hopes of a bumper paddy harvest. The villain: an innocuous-looking insect called the brown plant hopper (BPH).

Unlike most other pests, this one typically strikes very late, when the paddy crop is already 80-90 days old and in the final grain-filling stage. The female moths lay eggs from early-September that hatch within 10 days. The larvae emerging from them are the real baddies. These immature nymphs settle at the lower stem or culm of the paddy plant, from where they start sucking the sap. Since this sap rich in carbohydrates is transported through the phloem tissues to the grains that are still forming, it being sucked also impacts filling.

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Ash trees under threat

Street trees keep the city cooler, reduce the runoff to the winter, and provide aesthetic benefits. We have to have trees in the city to make it a livable place.

The ash tree was thought to have medicinal and mystical properties and the wood was burned to ward off evil spirits. In Norse Viking mythology, ash was referred to as the ‘Tree of Life’. Even today it is sometimes known as the ‘Venus of the woods’. In Britain they regard ash as a healing tree. 

But in the recent times, this tree is under the threat of the emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle attack.

More than 60 million ash trees, ranging from one inch to five feet in diameter, have been killed by EAB in the southeast Michigan area alone and tens of millions throughout other states and Canada.

Once EAB populations begin to build, nearly all ash trees in the forest, swamp or urban area are likely to become infested and die — often within a time span of only a few years.

The EAB larvae bore into the ash tree and feed under the bark, leaving tracks visible underneath. The feeding disrupts the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients, resulting in dieback and bark splitting.

Recent news reported were:

Ash Borer Threat To Continue In Manitoba Despite The Cold

Written by Connor Gerbrandt │ February 28th 2019

It looks like emerald ash borers will continue to be a problem in Manitoba, despite the extremely cold weather we had in Southern Manitoba.

Many people were hoping the twin polar vortexes that brought nearly a month of frigid weather would drive the invasive species extinct within the province. Unfortunately, Manitoba Sustainable Development says this will not be the case.

“What we do know is that the cold weather will kill some of the ash borers,” says Pest Management Biologist Fiona Ross “but we also know that it will not kill them all.”


The emerald ash borer is roughly the diameter of a penny and can burrow underneath the bark of trees.

According to Ross, recent in-lab testing shows that roughly 75% of the ash borers die at temperatures colder than minus 30. However, she acknowledges that in a real-world scenario that number is likely much lower.

Emerald ash borer has spread so much in NH that quarantines are no longer worth it

By  David Brooks | September 4, 2018 


This is not a paintball target.

Five years after the invasive insect known as the emerald ash borer was first spotted in Concord, it has spread so far throughout the state that officials may end the quarantine which tried to contain it.

The move would not be a surprise since scores of other states have tried and failed to stop the spread of the beetle known as EAB, which can fly five miles or more at a time.

Insecticides and some biological control practices are being implemented but these have proved to be ineffective.

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The lacquer can be applied to the tree trunks protecting it from the attacks. The product is also effective against other pests thus protecting the trees from other pest attacks.

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The threat of Hemlock woolly adelgid

The hemlock woolly adelgid is a tiny aphid-like insect. Hemlock woolly adelgid, or HWA, is a member of the Sternorrhyncha suborder of the order Hemiptera and native to East Asia. As its name suggests, the hemlock wooly adelgid feeds on hemlock trees and spruce trees.

Barely visible to the naked eye, the insect and its egg sacs are covered with a waxy, white ‘wool’. The sacs, most prominent in late spring, look like the tips of small cotton swabs clinging to the base of hemlock needles. An adult individual body length is typically 0.8 mm and is oval in shape. The tiny brown-colored insect has four thread-like stylets that are bundled together and function as a mouthpart.

A tree infested with the hemlock wooly adelgid can die within a few years. This serious pest has destroyed thousands of acres of trees.

The hemlock woolly adelgid feeds on the sap at the base of the host tree’s needles. This disrupts the flow of nutrients, slows the growth and causes the tree’s dark green needles to discolor and turn grayish green, eventually falling off. Lack of nutrients causes the tree to starve to death, usually within three to ten years.  It is quickest in areas where there are other pests, diseases or environmental stressors present.

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid lives and feeds on hemlock trees, the eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock neither of which are evolved to resist the pest. After the eggs hatch, the nymphs, or crawlers, move to the new needles of the tree and attach to the base of the needles to feed on the starch reserves and nutrients. This causes the needles to desiccate, dry up and prevents the growth of buds. The dead needles fall off, and the decrease of buds prevents new growth. 

The hemlocks could also be reacting to the infestation by producing abnormal xylem, which could obstruct water movement and lead to the death of the tree because of water stress.

Insect in hemlock forests causes loss of canopy, gain of invasive plants

By Sarah Yang, Media Relations | 26 May 2009 -UC Berkley News

BERKELEY — Deep in the hemlock forests of the Eastern United States, a tiny, aphid-like insect may be playing a giant role in transforming an ecosystem, according to new research by ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley.

It’s been well-documented that the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid, an exotic pest native to Asia and introduced to the Eastern United States in the 1950s, has led to a decline of the shade-providing canopy in forests of eastern hemlock trees. The insect (Adelges tsugae) sucks fluid from the base of hemlock needles, causing the needles to drop and the branches to die

The new study has found that this loss of canopy is also setting the stage for the successful invasion of non-native plants. The canopy decline leads to even greater invasion of non-native plants when combined with a high concentration of the plants’ seeds and white-tailed deer in the affected area.

Hemlock die-off having major impact in Smokies

By Morgan Simmons of the Knoxville News Sentinel July 11, 2016

TOWNSEND — On a recent summer afternoon, the Anthony Creek Trail at the west end of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park presented stark contrasts between sunlight and shadow.

Much of the trail was shaded beneath the branches, but in patches of forest where the hemlocks had died, the ground was bathed in bright light. Beneath these gaps in the canopy grew various sun-loving species like blackberry and wild grape. High winds had pruned the dead hemlocks of their limbs and their tops, and the trees still standing looked ready to fall, too.

Forests throughout the Smokies are undergoing a major ecological shift due to the hemlock die-off caused by the hemlock woolly adelgid, a nonnative forest insect pest that was discovered in the park in 2002. Trees that for years have suffered in a state of decline are now dead and toppling to the ground, creating a void that forestry experts say will affect everything from stream temperatures to forest composition.

Hemlocks are considered a “keystone” species, meaning that they play a critical ecological role. The dense shade provided by their branches keeps the soil underneath from drying out, creates cool habitat during the summer for plants and foraging animals, and protects the same areas during the winter from snow and wind, again providing habitat and food. 

Control measures for forest trees are limited. Also, the used control measures are ineffective, but the damage is still on.

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Our TermirepelTM masterbatch can be incorporated with various polymeric applications like tree guards, pipes, wires and cables, agricultural and other protective films, etc. while they are manufactured. This will prevent the pests from damaging the polymeric application.

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Our product works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application. The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

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Controlling Carpet beetles

As a homeowner, you will discover over time that you share your living space with a variety of creepy crawlies, both small and tiny. One of the places in your home which provides shelter for these types of pests is your carpet and rugs.

Contrary to popular belief, carpet beetles do not just live in your carpet–which means that you can have a problem with these pests even if you only have hardwood or tile floors.

Although carpet beetles are not dangerous to humans, they are definitely harmful to your belongings.

They will destroy your carpets from the bottom up. If your couch or chair is padded or cushioned, they can chew the covering to pieces. They will also create holes in clothing. They’ll damage rugs and wool clothing, as well as dirty clothing made of other fibers, such as cotton or silk. They’ll feed on skin cells, pet food, and can also get into packaged foods. Any box of undisturbed clothing or blankets is also a target for a carpet beetle.

Carpet beetle larvae are not extroverted creatures and will spend most of their time well-hidden, making it harder to identify them. Carpet beetle larvae feed primarily on animal products but will eat other items as well.

Once a home is invaded the adult female beetles can lay up to 100 eggs, which hatch into larvae in one to two weeks. 

Carpet beetles are spring’s uninvited guests

Les Harrison, Guest columnist Published March 28, 2019

As contrite and well-worn as the statement is, springtime is truly the season of renewal and rebirth. With warming temperatures and ample rain to come, grass will be growing, birds will be singing, and shrubs will be in bloom.

Unfortunately, there are some species in residence which have awakened with a destructive appetite capable of taking the joy out from this time of year. Carpet beetles are active and seeking new territory to conquer.

Beware of carpet beetles

By Peter L. Warren │ September 14, 2015

Those are carpet beetles and their larvae you will recognize as tiny, hairy grubs. Often what are found are the cast skins of the larvae from their molts among your damaged things. They are common indoor pests of stored products and other organic materials. Back in the day, when most carpets were made of wool or other natural fibers, these insects got their name.

They can be found on a variety of things besides carpets and are most likely infesting something near where you are seeing them in the pantry. These insects are sometimes used by mammalogists to clean animal skeletons in scientific collections. Sadly, they are also a serious museum pest and are notorious for eating insect collections and other dead animals.

Fumigation is done by homeowners and naphthalene balls are used without any instructions. Both these methods are extremely harmful to humans and pets.

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Termirepel™ works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application.

The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Termirepel™ is an extremely low concern, low toxic, low hazard, non-carcinogenic and non-mutagenic insect aversive. It does not kill or cause harm to insects as well as to the environment which indirectly helps to maintain the ecological balance.

TermirepelTM wood polish additive can be mixed with the wood polish and applied on the wooden surfaces, furniture, bookshelves, etc.

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and be applied on the interior and exterior of the buildings and structures to keep the silverfish away from these places.

Our product in the lacquer form can be applied topically to the applications. The lacquer is compatible with the surfaces wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic, cables, wires which are already installed etc. The lacquer can be applied on the cupboards, shelves, installed wires and cables, pipes, etc. thus protecting it from damage. The product is also effective against other pests thus protecting the trees from other pest attacks.

TermirepelTM  is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated into polymeric applications like polymeric wires and cables, carpets, synthetic turfs, nonwoven fabrics, etc.

TermirepelTM insect repellent spray can be sprayed on the infested area to repel the pests.

Termirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, ISO, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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Managing termite infestations in schools

Pests don’t discriminate based on types of buildings. They seek the most convenient food and shelter, which means they could even infest school buildings.

There have been reports of bed bugs, ants and termites in schools, forcing administrators to cancel classes until the problem is fixed.

Termites eat non-stop, 24 hours 7 days a week. They feed on wood, paper, anything that is made of cellulose. The fact that they are found in schools states that the schools provide an abundance of cellulose material essential for their survival.

Recent news reported is:

School facing termite woes

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

JOHOR BARU: One of the state’s oldest special schools, SK Pen­didikan Khas Princess Elizabeth, is in dire need of repairs as some of its buildings have been infested by termites.

The affected areas include the school’s assembly hall, several classrooms, the surau and the canteen.

The ceilings and beams in the school, which was built in 1953, have also been damaged by termites.

State Education, Human Res­ource, Science and Technology Committee chairman Aminolhuda Hassan, who visited the school yesterday, said the Education Ministry had been alerted.

“We are awaiting a report from the ministry. The school building is 66 years old.

“The Public Works Department issued a notice in July last year to cordon off the hall as heavy rain and termite infestation had caused multiple holes in the roof,” he added.

Termites at Veterans Memorial High School cost CCISD $200,000

Beatriz Alvarado, Corpus Christi Caller Times November 26, 2018

Veterans Memorial High School has a termite problem that has cost the district $199,500. 

The Corpus Christi ISD board of trustees approved the expenditure in April for termite remediation at the 3-year-old campus, according to the board’s April 23 consent agenda. 

Elite Exterminating, a Corpus Christi company, was hired to do the work. 

Termites were found in a workroom, an agricultural science room, in an office and in several areas along the building’s perimeter. The entire campus was treated over a period of two weeks at the beginning of the summer break, spokeswoman Leanne Libby said.

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Our product in the form of lacquer can be directly applied to the already installed application such as furniture, wooden articles, sewage pipes, wires, cables, etc. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, wood, concrete, polymers, ceramics, etc. Wood polish additive can be mixed with wood polish and then applied on wooden articles and objects to protect them from insect attack.

Masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like water pipes, wires, cables, polymeric equipment used, etc. This would result in the final application being insect repellent.

Termirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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Diamondback moths – The Super Moths

The diamondback moth (DBM) is the most destructive pest of cabbage and other vegetables worldwide, and one of the planet’s worst agricultural pests, wreaking billions of dollars’ worth of havoc for growers annually. From causing major problems for the Australian canola industry in recent years to causing a short supply of Brussels sprouts in the U.K. to becoming increasingly tough to control in the U.S., the DBM has growers globally concerned.

Caterpillars eat many small holes in the leaves of the host plants, often leaving the leaf outermost layer of cells intact, making a ‘feeding window’. Most damage is caused by the caterpillars tunneling into the heads of plants such as cabbage and Brussels sprouts.

The DBM’s are extremely efficient at developing resistance to all classes of insecticides, and are highly dispersive and adaptive to new environments, making epidemics of the pest unpredictable. Resistance developed towards the insecticides and the lack of natural enemies are believed to be the reasons why DBM is increasingly hard to control.

The total worldwide estimate for DBM management is $4 billion to $5 billion dollars annually, and economic losses of around $1 billion annually in the U.S.

‘Super pest’ moth now capable of surviving British and Irish winter

Rachel Martin │November 21, 2017

A ‘super pest’ moth which is already resistant to a class of common plant protection is now also capable of surviving through the UK’s cold winter conditions, according to new research.

Diamondback moth caterpillars feed on crops including cabbage, broccoli, swedes and Brussels sprouts, causing cosmetic damage, which could result in the loss of up to 100% of the crop.

Brassicas were worth more than £200 million (€225.7 million) to UK agriculture last year.

Concern

The diamondback moth is often described as a ‘super-pest’ because it has a rapid lifecycle, providing more opportunities for resistance to develop through gene mutation.

The pests – which have developed resistance to the pyrethroid class of plant protection products – often have reduced fitness levels so don’t survive through the winter.

A ‘biblical’ explosion of moths could wipe out cabbage and cauliflower crops in Britain

By Colin Fernandez for The Daily Mail | June 14, 2016

A ‘biblical plague’ of voracious moths from continental Europe have arrived in the UK this week.

Diamondback moths – which are arriving on British shores – have arrived in their tens of millions in the past few days with more expected.

The numbers of the ‘super pest’ insect – are 100 times higher than in previous years – and are expected to have a devastating effect on cabbages and other vegetables.

Once the bugs lay their eggs, the eggs take around four or five days and the moths’ larvae chew through their leaves – leaving just the veins.

Resistance to synthetic pyrethroid insecticides has been detected in populations of diamondback moth. The brassica growers have had difficulty in controlling the caterpillars of diamondback moth and have experienced insecticide control failures. In extreme cases, damaged crops have been plowed in and produce has been unmarketable.

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The product is also effective against other pests thus protecting the plants from other pest attacks.

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The fruitfly Menace

If you have been seeing small flies or gnats in your kitchen, they’re probably fruit flies. These pesky pests can be found throughout the world, in homes, gardens, warehouse, grocery stores, wineries, restaurants, etc. They are readily attached to any number of materials, especially that of moisture. Fruit flies can be a problem year round but are especially common during late summer/fall because they are attracted to ripened or fermenting fruits and vegetables.

But they also will breed in drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash containers, mops and cleaning rags. Hence, they also cause various bacterial diseases.

Fruit flies damage the larger proportion of agricultural production and even to crops grown in the gardens which are susceptible to attack by fruitflies. Commercial producers spend hundreds of millions of dollars on control measures and also suffered production losses.

Tomatoes, melons, squash, grapes and other perishable items are often the cause of an infestation. Fruit flies are also attracted to rotting bananas, potatoes, onions and other products.

You see, when the fruit is overripe or starts to go bad it begins to ferment, producing alcohol, which attracts fruit flies. They continue to gobble up the fermenting fruit, and in the process, lay hundreds of eggs which hatch into larvae in mere hours.

Female fruit fly lay their eggs into healthy, ripening fruit on the tree. Fruit flies lay their eggs up to 500 at a time! When the larvae hatch, they feed on the moist surface too.  The entire life cycle from egg to adult takes only about eight to ten days so they proliferate with great rapidity.

Although fruit flies don’t bite humans (they actually don’t have any teeth), many people are allergic to the bacteria they carry, resulting in tiny red bumps on the skin.

Let us look at some evidences of damage done to fruits by these pesky little fruitflies:

Fruit fly costs New Zealand ‘about $1 million’ and could pose risk to trade

Ryan Anderson and Matthew Rosenberg, February 17 2019

The Minister of Biosecurity has put the cost of a single fruit fly at “about $1 million”, and says it could be weeks before the saga wraps up.

On February 14, Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore was put into a fruit and vegetable lockdown after the discovery of a male Queensland fruit fly.

Since then, the Ministry for Primary Industries has allocated 60 staff, up from the original 55, to help with the search and the setting of traps.

Worst fruit fly outbreak in five years

February 2 2015, The Border mail

The Border region has been hit by its worse fruit fly outbreak in five years believed to be the result of unseasonal summer weather.

In the past few weeks, humidity has caused a proliferation of the fruit fly menace in Albury and Wodonga.

The increased number of Queensland fruit fly are also causing major problems for fruit growers at Cobram and Shepparton.

The fruit fly scourge is only a recent phenomenon in the Goulburn Valley.

Victorian Fruit Growers Association president Gary Godwil said it was a big issue last year, but it was worse this year.

Mr. Godwil said there was a significant expense involved in controlling the fly with considerable time needed to apply control methods such as baiting.

“It is a big cost to the whole industry, a massive cost. I am baiting every 10 days,” he said.

Spoiled fruit is worth a lot of money and Mr Godwil said it could not even be used for juice.

Fruit flies make Ghana mangoes unattractive worldwide

8th March 2013, Ghana Web

The dream of mango farmers in the country to go commercial particularly for export is marred by a huge challenge: this is because the prevalence of fruit-flies in many agro-ecological zones throughout the West African sub-region has resulted in infestation of the fruit, making them unsuitable for the international market.

Mango in Ghana is targeted as the next non-traditional export crop that is expected to fetch the highest foreign exchange for the country and replace cocoa, but infestation by the fruit-flies has mostly caused rejection of mango consignments from Ghana-to the extent of sometimes imposing a ban on imports from Ghana.

The current insecticides are being used to control this menace. However besides being toxic and harmful insecticides kill the species. Repeated exposure to insecticides builds up resistance in insects, until finally the insecticide has little or no effect. Frequent insecticide applications make the problem worse.

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Bed bugs-every home owner’s nightmare

A general plot of all scary movies is that there are creatures that live with us and we cannot see them, but we can feel them. What if we told you that this happens in real life too? Before you think that we are going to tell you something far-fetched let us assure you that we are not. We are talking about bedbugs! These tiny bloodsucking creatures are more dangerous than you think. You might know them as the irritating pests that are hard to get rid of but they are capable of much more.

If a bed bug bites then usually the bites can result in a number of health effects including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Besides this, in some cases, there can be an occurrence of prominent blisters and fever. And while bed bugs inherently cannot give you diseases the itching can lead to excessive scratching that can sometimes increase the chance of a secondary skin infection.

Given below are pieces of evidence from news articles which on reading you will realize that bedbugs can occur anywhere, even in your city.

Philadelphia ranks No. 1 on list of cities most infested by bed bugs

BY VIRGINIA STREVA

PhillyVoice Staff

JUNE 05, 2019

Philadelphia hadn’t been the No. 1 most bed-bug-ridden city since 2014, but it has reclaimed the top spot for 2019. The City of Brotherly Love had dropped as low as No. 10 in 2017 before climbing back to No. 2 spot in 2018. Cleveland, Ohio, held the top spot in 2018 and 2017.

Terminix reports 22% of Americans have experienced bed bug problems, and for those with children, the percentage rises to 35%.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classifies bed bugs as “public health pests,” and a 2014 study by Penn Medicine found they can transmit the parasite that causes Chagas disease through their bites. In 2002 they were added to the EPA’s “Lists of Pests of Significant Public Health Importance,” joining other pests and vermin, like lice, cockroaches, mice, and mosquitoes.

Bed bug survey: Los Angeles ranks 6th nationwide in infestations

By ABC7.com staff

Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:22AM

If you live in Los Angeles, the latest survey of cities with the worst bed-bug infestations won’t be much comfort.

The City of Angels ranks sixth in the nation among cities with the worst bed-bug problems.

Topping the list was Philadelphia, followed by New York, Dallas-Fort Worth, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. The survey was based on the number of service calls the national pest-control firm handles at its various metropolitan branches.

And here is the list of the top 50 bedbug infested states in the US.

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Our product in the form of lacquer can be directly applied to the already installed application such as furniture, wooden articles, sewage pipes, wires, cables, etc. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, wood, concrete, polymers, ceramic, etc. Wood polish additive can be mixed with wood polish and then applied on wooden articles and objects to protect them from insect attack.

Masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like water pipes, wires, cables, polymeric equipment used, etc. This would result in the final application being insect repellent.

Termirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It does not volatilize and does not degrade the soil. It is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

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The wood-boring pest

When you noticed a sprinkling of something that looked like sawdust on the floor by the door or in your wooden cupboards and cabinets and its drawers and discovered a few tiny round holes in the wood frame, your mind went to the obvious place: termites. Or maybe it could be carpenter ants?

Right?

While termites and carpenter ants are the wood pests that homeowners typically hear the most about, they’re not the only ones out there. One of the biggest dangers to the wood in the home comes from a bug you’d probably never guess: the wood-boring beetle.

A beetle?

That’s right.

Wood borers are tiny beetles whose larvae feed extensively on the wood. The wood worms make tiny pin size holes on the surface of wooden furniture or surface while emerging. Those tiny holes which you see on wood surface are actually the exit -holes where the adult wood borer has left.

These beetles are known for boring small holes in wood both in inside and outside environments. They can be difficult to detect as they bore through the inside of a wooden window and door frames, hardwood floors, and even wooden furniture.

They are also referred to as ‘Powderpost beetles’ since they reduce wood to a flour-like powder.

Recent news reported is:

Demolition of Church Street historic home raises concerns

By Sean Flynn │April 1, 2019

NEWPORT — The demolition of the historic home at 46 Church St., built in 1779, is receiving a lot of public comment on a local website, much of it negative, but the project went through a public process involving the city’s Historic District Commission, the historic preservation planner and building officials for more than two years.

Sean Napolitano, the owner of A-1 Roofing and Construction on Bliss Road, bought the property in June 2016 with the intent of restoring it under the city’s historic preservation standards and received partial demolition permits.

As work was done on the building since then, major problems kept coming up. For example, the workers discovered the beams under the first floor, as well as the sheathing of the home, was severely damaged by powderpost beetles and water infiltration.

Domestic Sea Trade Aids Wood-Boring Beetles’ Range Expansion

 ENTOMOLOGY TODAY;  January 11, 2018  


A study by entomologists in Italy found that the abundance of bark- and wood-boring beetles such as Spondylis buprestoides outside their native range but still within the same country is closely correlated with levels of trade at nearby sea ports, suggesting domestic sea transportation plays a role in insects’ intra-country range expansion. (Photo credit: Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org)

By Andrew Porterfield

Bark- and wood-boring insects rank among the top destroyers of trees and shrubs. One tactic that pest control officials have used to fend off these insects is to halt their entrance to a country at international ports. Recently, however, native species of wood-boring beetles have expanded their range within their normal biogeographic regions, leaving questions about how they got there and how to deal with the damage in their wake.

A group of Italian researchers led by entomologist Davide Rassati at the University of Padua found that two types of beetles, in the families Cerambycidae and Scolytinae, could travel within a single country thanks to stowing away on ships between ports, and they can easily travel from local forests to a port and be exported to anywhere outbound ships are traveling. Their research was published in December in the Journal of Economic Entomology.

Wood-boring beetles are difficult to control once an infestation has begun. Therefore, prevention is the best management method. Post infestation, fumigation is carried out but for fumigation to be effective, your whole house would need to be tented and infused with sulfuryl fluoride, or you would need to take the shelves to a company that has a fumigation vault.

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Termirepel™ works on the mechanism of repellency. It temporarily inhibits the mating cycle of the insects. The product impairs the ability of the insects to reproduce, that is the insects will not lay eggs or the laid eggs will be infertile. The product causes feeding disruption in an insect by triggering an unpleasant reaction within the insect which might try to feed on the application.

The product temporarily blocks the reproduction system of the insects by hindering the release of the vital hormones for growth.

Termirepel™ is an extremely low concern, low toxic, low hazard, non-carcinogenic and non-mutagenic insect aversive. It does not kill or cause harm to insects as well as to the environment which indirectly helps to maintain the ecological balance.

TermirepelTM wood polish additive can be mixed with the wood polish and applied on the wooden surfaces, furniture, bookshelves, wardrobes, etc.

The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a predetermined ratio and be applied on the interior and exterior of the buildings and structures to keep the wood borers away from these places.

Our product in the lacquer form can be applied topically to the applications. The lacquer is compatible with the surfaces wood, concrete, metal, polymer, ceramic, cables, wires which are already installed, etc. The lacquer can be applied on the cupboards, shelves, wardrobes, installed wires, and cables, etc. thus protecting it from damage. The product is also effective against other pests thus protecting the trees from other pest attacks.

TermirepelTM is available in the form of the masterbatch, which can be incorporated into polymeric applications like polymeric wires and cables, pipes, etc.

TermirepelTM insect repellent spray can be sprayed on the infested area to repel the pests.

Termirepel™ is thermally stable and does not degrade on exposure to heat and sunlight. It does not kill or harm the insect but repels them. It is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, REACH, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com to keep the pests away.

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Combating the locusts invasion

Locusts are related to grasshoppers and the two insects look similar. However, locust behavior can be something else entirely. Locusts are sometimes solitary insects with lifestyles much like grasshoppers.

But locusts have another behavioral phase called the gregarious phase where they move with other locusts collectively and attacks on crop field.

Locusts are found on all continents except Antarctica and North America. They are most common in Africa and Asia.

Locust swarms devastate crops and cause major agricultural damage and attendant human misery – shortage and starvation. Locust outbreaks have the potential to affect the livelihoods of one in ten people on the planet.

Desert locust plagues may threaten the economic livelihood of one-tenth of the world’s humans.

Desert locusts affect 20 percent of the world’s land surface, scientists say.

Desert locusts live in barren regions that see rain only rarely. They eke out an existence alone when times are tough. When the rains come, they breed like crazy. Then things dry up, and hordes of locusts are forced to gather around diminishing patches of vegetation.

These massive swarms travel as many as 160 kilometers (100 miles) a day.

The recent invasions can give you an idea about the same:

Invasion of Locusts damages Wafra farms in Kuwait

Swarms of Locust invade Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: Despite the attempts of the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) to fight the swarms of locusts coming from Saudi Arabia towards the Wafra farms, it looks like the yellow locusts have won the battle and caused heavy material losses to many farms, reports Al-Qabas daily. The swarms invaded the farms about three days ago and destroyed tomatoes, cloves and other products and even attempted to invade the ‘hydroponic farms’ causing material losses that could have negative consequences on the vegetables and cattle market due to hike in prices of products.

‘Avoid using pesticides for killing locusts in Jaisalmer’

TNN | May 30, 2019 

JAIPUR: Chief wildlife warden of Rajasthan has written to the state agriculture department to avoid using pesticides for killing locusts in Jaisalmer which in turn is harming the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) which regularly feed on these insects. 

The wildlife department is also taking the help of scientists from Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to find a pesticide which just targets the locusts and doesn’t harm any other animal or bird. 

The letter (a copy of which is with TOI) states that pesticides being sprayed in Jaisalmer district to kill locusts has become a threat to the GIB particularly in Ramdeora, Lokarki and nearby areas since the state bird regularly feeds on this insect thus there is a threat to the health of GIBs which consume them. 

The letter further urges that not only the use of harmful pesticides should be avoided but suitable taxa-specific biopesticides may be utilised for overcoming the locust’s problem without affecting the GIB.

Spraying with solutions of arsenic and overturning the soil can destroy the eggs but this is extremely lethal.

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Rhinoceros Beetles: Devastating to coconut

They are called rhino beetles because they have a horn on their heads that looks like a rhino horn!

Rhinoceros Beetles are among the largest of beetles in the world. The Rhinoceros Beetle is aptly named because it has horns on its head, very much like the rhinoceros does.

All rhinoceros beetles are herbivorous. The adults feed on fruit, nectar, and sap. The larvae eat decaying plant matter.

Rhinoceros beetle is mainly a pest of coconut and oil palms. The beetle’s damage palms by boring into the center of the crown, injuring the young growing tissues and feed on the released sap. As they bore into the crown, they cut through the developing leaves.  The damage can significantly reduce coconut production and kill the tree. The beetle is also known to feed on economically important commercial crops such as bananas, sugarcane, papayas, sisal, pineapples, and date palms. Unfortunately, when one beetle finds a tasty tree, it calls in its friends for a mass attack!

Detection can be difficult due to the beetle’s nocturnal activity and residence within trees. Visual signs such as holes bored at the base of leaves and V-shaped feeding damage help locate this beetle. 

Damage from rhinoceros beetle worse than expected in Solomons

25th January 2019 

Damage to coconut palms in the Solomon Islands from the coconut rhinoceros beetle is much worse than earlier estimated, according to scientists.


Solomon Islands coconut palms killed by coconut rhinoceros beetle invasion. Nov 2018 Photo: AgResearch

Having spread from its initial invasion site in Honiara, a new variant of the beetle is threatening copra and palm oil production and livelihoods of villagers who depend on coconuts.

New Zealand research institute AgResearch Dr Trevor Jackson has been assisting Solomon Islanders respond to the problem.

He said it was much worse than we anticipated when the pest was first noticed in the Pacific around 10 years ago.

“We’ve seen areas where virtually all of the palms in an area have been destroyed by the beetle. So this has caused a total collapse in coconut production in those areas.”

Coconut rhino beetle eradication efforts focused on Pearl City area

By Nina Wu │March 29, 2019


COURTESY STATE DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE

The battle against the invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle, which destroys palms, remains focused on the Pearl City area of Oahu, according to state agriculture officials.

In the past four weeks, officials have caught 146 beetles in the Pearl City and Iroquois Point area, according to biological control section chief Darcy Oishi. This is roughly equivalent to the number captured the same time a year ago.

“In the last few months, we’ve been having particularly high beetle counts,” he said. “Some of our partners have engaged in green waste management, stepped up surveillance activities, with new information, and are more effective at finding things.

Preventive measures include the use of pesticides, naphthalene balls, etc. to repel the beetles. Oil cakes of neem and marotti (Hydnocarpus wightiana) have also provided good results.

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The pink bollworm menace

The pink bollworm is an insect known for being a pest in cotton farming.

The pink bollworm is native to Asia but has become an invasive species in most of the world’s cotton-growing regions.

Pink bollworm larvae specifically target cotton and are difficult to control because this damaging stage is found inside the boll. The female moth lays eggs in a cotton boll, and when the larvae emerge from the eggs, they inflict damage through feeding. They chew through the cotton lint to feed on the seeds.

The National Cotton Council of the USA estimates that the pink bollworm costs American cotton producers more than US$32 million each year in control and yield losses.

News was reported that:

‘Pink bollworm is out of control in India’

KV Kurmanath, Hyderabad | March 13, 2019 

That pink bollworm has developed resistance to Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab (or Bollgard-II) — the two biotech solutions currently available in India to tackle pink bollworm — is no news.

Virulent attack of the pest is destroying the fibre crop on lakhs of acres across the country, particularly in the West, Central and Southern parts.

An American pink bollworm expert says that it is impossible to tackle the menace with the current two Bt toxins being used in the country. “It has gone out of control. It’s too late. Too little,” he points out when asked about the likely control mechanisms.

“The two genes that are being used in India are now ineffective. The resistance is widespread. There is no way we can set the clock back if we use these two Bt toxins,” Bruce Tabashnik, Head of Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona, who studies pest resistance and has done extensive study on pink bollworm and its resistance to Bt toxins, told BusinessLine.

Pink bollworm may hit cotton output in Maharashtra, Telangana

According to the agriculture departments, the cotton crop that was sown before June 15 has been infested with pink bollworm above the economic threshold levels.

By Jayashree Bhosale

Pune: Cotton farmers of Maharashtra and Telangana face potentially huge losses as the respective agricultural departments have observed growing incidence of pink bollworm infestation in parts of the two states.

Along with the deficient rainfall, the pest has triggered concern among farmers, even as futures and spot prices of ginned cotton continue to rule firm. 

Pink bollworm resistance towards the insecticides is a major issue of concern. Preventative treatment that might be applied during the pre-bloom period is discouraged because this can destroy many beneficial forms that keep bollworms and other pests under control. What can be done to get rid of the bollworms?

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The voracious fall armyworm

Fall Armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an insect pest that feeds on more than 80 crop species, causing damage to economically important cultivated cereals such as maize, rice, sorghum, and to legumes as well as vegetable crops and cotton.

It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas and a high infestation can lead to significant yield loss.

The voracious, inch-long fall armyworm, the larval form of the armyworm moth, can breed rapidly, spread great distances and is hugely difficult to eradicate.

The adult moth can move over 100 km per night, this is a precise reason why the infestation has spread across within a short span of time.

The larva is the damaging stage of the insect.

In recent years the armyworm has ruined agricultural produce across Africa and the Americas, where it originated and has now begun to march across Asia and wipe out the crops.

In some parts of Africa, up to 70% of crops were destroyed by the armyworm, causing as much as $6 billion in damage across the continent.

Fall armyworm attack caused Rs 20cr crop loss in Mizoram

PTI Aizawl | May 07, 2019


Fall Armyworm, a deadly and invasive pest | File Photo

The outbreak of Fall armyworm has affected maize cultivation in 122 villages.

Mizoram government has informed the Centre about an estimated crop loss of Rs 20 crore caused by an outbreak of the ‘Fall armyworm’ (FAW) in the state, a minister said on Tuesday.

The outbreak caused by Spodoptera Frugiperda, an insect, has affected maize cultivation in 1,747.9 hectares in 122 villages, state Agriculture minister C Lalrinsanga said.

The state government has constituted a Rapid Response Team to monitor the outbreak and take measures to mitigate the loss of crops, he said.

Meanwhile, state Agriculture Department Director Rohmingthanga Colney said that chemical pesticides and organic ones were being used to kill the worm in maize fields.

Asia on alert as highly destructive fall armyworm spreads

21/03/19

By: Trudy Harris


[BANGKOK] Farmers and authorities throughout Asia need to be vigilant against fall armyworm invasions, after confirmation that the fast-moving pest has spread from India to China and now to South-East Asia, agricultural experts say.  

The highly destructive moth (Spodoptera frugiperda), native to North and South America, has been steadily moving east since 2016, causing up to US$3 billion worth of damage to maize and other crops in Africa, according to reports. The pest reached India in July last year before hitting Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

“During the last 6—7 months, fall armyworm has spread from India to China, and will continue to spread in China. It has reached Myanmar and Thailand and it will also spread to Vietnam sooner or later,” says Hans Dreyer from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The worm is causing havoc across the fields in the Asian countries and has already wiped out the production in American and African continent.

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Bedbugs at schools

Bed bugs are known to show up in public places, as well as homes. Libraries, offices, hospitals, and public transportation are just a few of the sites that can be plagued by bed bugs. Unfortunately, schools are no exception.

As more and more homes are infested with bed bugs, the bugs may be carried by students or staff into schools. The issue of bed bugs in a school can be emotional and generate anxiety in parents, students, and school staff.

While bedbugs thrive in darkness and need still surroundings, which is not the case in school. But they can get into the school through staff or students belongings.

There are many species of bed bugs, and they all feed on blood. Presence of bedbugs in areas of schools can be extremely disturbing and severe. The bedbugs can spread through children’s belongings and cause a serious epidemic.

Philadelphia charter school closed Thursday due to bed bugs, officials say

April 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Some students in Philadelphia have the day off on Thursday due to the presence of bed bugs. 

School officials at Southwest Leadership Academy sent letters home to parents saying the school will need to be closed for 24 hours to get rid of bed bugs.

The bed bugs were found in classrooms.

The letter encourages parents to contact the health department if bed bugs are discovered inside their home.

Bedbugs sighted at Clay High School

By: Shannon Nolan │ March 1, 2019

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—South Bend Community School Corporation said Friday that there have been recent bedbug sightings at Clay High School.

School officials said the building will be treated over the weekend to keep the bedbugs from spreading throughout the school.

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Asian ambrosia beetle

The Asian ambrosia beetle, also called the granulate ambrosia beetle, is an invasive pest first introduced in Carolina peach orchards in the 1970s. They have since spread all over the United States and caused many millions of dollars in damages. Several tree species are susceptible to attack, including oak, dogwood, maple, cherry, peach, crape myrtle, hickory and many more.

Ambrosia beetles are small wood-boring insects that spend most of their lives inside trees. This makes it difficult to control. Females emerge for a short time in spring to find suitable nest sites. They usually fly to young trees (1-3 years old) and bore into branches or trunks.

Ambrosia beetles do not eat wood, but they carve out tunnels and galleries in which to lay their eggs. Their sawdust, frass, tends to collect on the outside of the bark and will form “toothpicks.” This “toothpick” frass is very delicate and can be blown away by a slight breeze or washed away by rain.

The females carry a fungus on their backs that they use to feed the newly-hatched larvae. The fungus will then spread to the tree and clog up its vascular system. The fungal infestation usually results in tree death.

It’s not so much the insects that damage trees as much as what they carry. Each species of ambrosia beetle brings its own species of fungus, which breaks down cellulose in the tree’s cell walls.

After boring into the tree, the beetles release the fungus and farm it, creating food for their offspring, she said. A new generation of mature beetles emerges from the tree, begins mating and starts the cycle all over.

There is no more accurate description of Asian Ambrosia Beetle damage than “Toothpicks coming out of the trunk of my tree!”

New mystery to bug citrus growers

By Kevin Bouffard │January 22, 2019

LAKE ALFRED – As if Florida citrus growers didn’t have enough pests and diseases to worry about – including an 800-pound gorilla called citrus greening – another possible threat has come onto the radar.

Diepenbrock began hunting for the little bug with a pleasant name in October, when a commercial citrus grower in Hernando County reported some unusual damage to one of his Hamlin orange trees, including nail-sized holes in the trunk and a collection of sawdust at the base.

The entomologist determined the visual damage was created by several species of Ambrosia beetle, a wood-boring insect common in nature.

But they’re not common in citrus trees, said Diepenbrock and Chris Oswalt, the citrus extension agent in Polk County who took the initial report from the Hernando grower.

Tiny beetle is killing SA’s trees – and nothing can stop it

Riaan Grobler │September 5th 2018


Tiny holes in the bark of an infested tree. (Supplied)

A beetle smaller than a sesame seed is killing huge trees throughout South Africa, and little can be done to stop it.

The polyphagous shot hole borer, a native of southeast Asia no bigger than 2mm, has found its way to South Africa and is infesting trees at an alarming rate.

“It’s an ambrosia beetle, which means it carries a fungus which it feeds its babies on. When it introduces that fungus into trees that have never experienced it before, it threatens those trees with illness or death.”

Trunk sprays using pyrethroid insecticides are sprayed. Even traps are used to control these beetles. But how effective and efficient are they?  Even barrier sprays are applied as a preventative measure for other borers but are not effective on these beetles.  

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Cloth Moths eating your clothes

Have you ever delved into your chest of drawers or wardrobe to retrieve an item of clothing only to find it completely dotted with small holes? But what is causing the damage?

Most likely the perpetrators are clothes moths, which eat fabric and leave your garments a little worse for wear.

Cloth moths are small silvery brown insects often seen in fleeting glimpses upon opening the wardrobe door.

Those pesky holes in your sweaters, scarves, and coats are a result of the adult moths laying eggs on your clothes.

It is not the actual moth that causes the damage – it is the larvae that feed on fabric that has bodily fluid on it, like sweat, saliva, oil, and even food. Their favored delicacies include wool and natural fibres such as cashmere, tweed, sheepskin, silk, fur, hair, and feathers.

Females can lay up to 100 pinhead-sized eggs over a three-week period before they die.

Clothes-munching moths more likely in warmer southern England

Flats or apartments are more susceptible to clothes moths as they have shared walls, according to the English Heritage survey.

22 April 2018, UK


Image:Warmer southern parts of England are more at risk from common clothes moths, according to the survey

Common clothes moths are more predominant in warmer parts of southern England, according to a survey.

Members of the public were asked by English Heritage to monitor moths in their homes to help the charity look after its collection of historic wool carpets, tapestries, and period clothing.

English Heritage launched Operation Clothes Moth a year ago after its experts witnessed the numbers of common or webbing clothes moths double, and observed the appearance of the pale-backed clothes moth.

Thousands of traps were handed out at English Heritage sites for the survey which collected data from 42 counties.

It discovered an “alarmingly high” number of pale-backed clothes moths and also revealed that the reported catch of the common clothes moth was significantly higher in London and the South East, where an average of 23 moths were found per trap – more than anywhere else in England.

Warning that textile moths are on the rise in Irish homes and businesses

By Eimear Dodd │26 February 2019

The company says there has been an increase in callouts

Pest control provider, Rentokil has warned textile moths are on the rise in Irish homes and businesses.

The company says there has been an increase in callouts for moth infestations of 54% since 2015. Meanwhile, callouts to deal with the butterfly-like pests have increased by almost 14% in 2018 when compared with 2017.

Dublin was the county which accounted for the most callouts for moths in 2018, with 53% of all callouts to the capital. Cork (18%), Wicklow (6%) and Kildare (5%) were the next three counties which accounted for the most callouts for moths from Rentokil.

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