Su (2005) reported that only 25–35% of the foragers were killed by the treatment and suggested that portions of the colony located >5 m away from the treated area would be not be strongly affected, limiting colony wide impact on this species. The main active ingredients in the new nonrepellents are fipronil (Termidor, BASF Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC), imidacloprid (Premise, Bayer Corporation Specialty Products, Kansas City, MO; several generic products), chlorfenapyr (Phantom, BASF Corp.), and chlorantraniprole (Altriset, DuPont Crop Protection, Wilmington, DE). As we noted in our previous studies of colony level effects of baiting (Vargo 2003) and liquid application of imidacloprid (Parman and Vargo 2010), our ability to detect the continuing presence of a colony depends on collecting samples of individuals from that colony in wood debris and monitors. This publication will help consumers understand the various approaches, in order to make a more informed purchasing decision for pest management of termites. In termite prevention, liquid Fipronil is diluted in water and applied to key areas as a protective barrier. N. Y. Monitoring stations were constructed from 6 cm-wide polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing as described by Parman and Vargo (2008). Of these, the majority were R. flavipes; the only other species detected was R. hageni, of which we found nine colonies present (7% of the total) on four of the properties, and in all cases, these colonies were located in natural areas and were not found in any of the monitors or in the houses. Usually, only pest control experts are in a reasonable position to deploy this chemical with all the proper safety precautions and guidelines. Riegel . The strong colony-level effects and the likely elimination of colonies after fipronil treatment could be due to two possible nonexclusive mechanisms. Three of the eight structures were each infested by two colonies, whereas the other five structures were attacked by lone colonies. 2007) and liquid treatments (Parman and Vargo 2010). A second potential mechanism by which fipronil may exert colony-level effects is direct contact of treated soil by most or all of a colony's foragers leading to eventual colony death over time due to attrition. Fipronil is the main ingredient in many brand name products such as Regent and Termidor which are used as a traditional form of barrier treatment for termite control. The LD50s were 2.59- and 2.91-fold greater with soldiers than with workers from the two tested colonies. Working with R. flavipes, Bagnères et al. After treatment, we checked all monitors and mud tubes for the presence of living termites weekly for 4 wk, after which time they were checked monthly for 6 mo and then quarterly for 2.5 yr. We followed this sample schedule closely in most cases, but in some cases it was shifted by a few weeks. 2008), the ratio of recipients to donor (Spomer et al. Drywood Termite Control and Prevention Methods, Why You Should Avoid Relying on Post Construction Anti-Termite Treatment, A rather strange species of nasute termite, How drywood and subterranean termites differ. Fighting a termite infestation with termite baits requires strategically placing bait stations around the home for the termites to find. Houses were treated using Termidor SC at the label rate of 0.06% by a commercial licensed pest management professional. It works by disrupting, and eventually disabling, the central nervous system of insects. This paper is dedicated to the memory of Vincent Parman, who initiated this project and conducted most of the field and laboratory work presented here. Toxicity of fipronil was evaluated against field-collected Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. L. M. Nonetheless, there seemed to be a strong effect on most of these colonies. Subterranean termite activity at monitors (mean percent ± SE) located within 0.5 m from the foundation wall (inner monitors) and those further from the structures (2–20 m from the foundation wall; outer monitors) before treatment and at four time points after treatment. Samples were considered to belong to the same colony if they shared all the same genotypes, and they did not differ significantly (P > 0.05) in genotype frequencies. As the termite tries to molt, it will die from the poison. 2003, Shelton and Grace 2003, Tsunoda 2006). This Phenylpyrazole family insecticide packs a powerful punch, with a projected kill rate of up to 95% of ants and roaches within just 3 to 5 days. This house received an exterior/localized interior perimeter treatment. Traditionally, the goal of such a treatment is to create a continuous chemical barrier that excludes termites in the ground from entering a building. This work was supported by funds provided by BASF. The inner ring consisted of monitors placed ≈0.5 m from the foundation wall and positioned 2–6 m apart. Black arrows indicate colonies present before treatment and redetected again at the later time points. This affects their nerves and muscles – which is fatal for all types of insects. The locations of monitors around two representative houses are shown in Figs. Termites are among the most destructive pests, causing more than $5 billion in property damage annually in the U.S. alone. This publication will help consumers understand the various approaches, in order to make a more informed purchasing decision for pest management of termites. Another possibility is that the effects of fipronil treatment were stronger than those of imidacloprid so that some of the untreated colonies eventually entered treated soil during the course of the study and suffered colony-level effects. Clément Our approach of using intensive sampling and genetic fingerprinting is a powerful means to track individual colonies, but like any method to determine the fate of colonies under field conditions, it has certain limitations in definitively proving colony elimination. . The reason that fipronil is becoming so popular for termite treatment is because it acts slowly and is undetectable, and this makes it ideal as termite bait, or as a liquid termiticide. T. L. Gerard Locations and observed foraging areas of R. flavipes colonies on property HI before treatment and at four time points after treatment. There have only been a few studies on the effects of the chemical on humans; however, these studies conclude that fipronil should fall under the category of Group C possible human carcinogen based on tests involving lab rats. In brief, the genotypes of the group of individuals comprising a sample were compared with all other groups collected from the same property by means of an exact test of genotypic differentiation by using GenePop on the Web (Raymond and Rousset 1995). (Ibrahim et al. In that study, activity at the monitors decreased by 67% over 2 yr. Hillery 3) FIPRONIL is available in generic form (Surefire, FipForce etc). There are more than 50 registered products that contain fipronil. Fipronil is a broad-spectrum insecticide that belongs to the phenylpyrazole chemical family. The true test of potential colony-level effects of fipronil requires that colonies exposed to field treatments be identifiable and followed over time. Gerard All of the colonies tracked for at least 1 yr after baiting—34 R. flavipes colonies and one R. virginicus colony—disappeared from the study and were presumed to be eliminated. Colonies of R. flavipes in our study area tend to be localized with foraging areas generally not extending beyond five linear meters (Parman and Vargo 2008), although one of the treated colonies (property HI, Fig. Because these colonies were occupying monitors within 0.3 m of the foundation wall, it seems likely that they would have been exposed to the treatment applied close to the foundation wall by trenching and rodding. In our previous study on colony-level effects of imidacloprid treatment, we also saw about a 67% decrease in the activity of the inner monitors (Parman and Vargo 2010). Black arrows indicate colonies present before treatment and found again at the later time points. These authors suggested that any potential colony-level effects of fipronil would be limited to areas within 5 m of the site of treatment. There’re some problems with the use of Fipronil. In total, we genotyped 6,378 individuals from 1,037 samples (groups of works from monitoring stations, mud tubes, and wood debris). Juba Fipronil is also included in a number of household products and commercial building treatments such as cockroach baits and gels and in ant bait stations. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. Su (2005) reported similar findings in a laboratory study of C. formosanus and suggested that fipronil would not have lethal effects beyond a distance of 5 m within a colony of this species. These houses were part of a larger group of 20 houses studied by Parman and Vargo (2008) to investigate subterranean termite colony abundance and density on residential properties. These authors also reported high mortality of recipient individuals. Termites crawling throught the soil must find the bait stations. One of the striking findings of the current study was the complete cessation of activity in the inner monitors after treatment. Because it takes a while for the poison to kill the termite, the infected termite will unwittingly infect the rest of the colony with the poison as well. 2007, Saran and Rust 2007, Spomer et al. The difference among treatments was due to the high detection frequency of the untreated colonies compared with the other two groups (P < 0.001 and P < 0.03 for treated and likely treated colonies, respectively; Fisher exact test), whereas there was no significant difference between the treated and likely treated colonies during this period (P > 0.10). It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Nicholson Wagner Evidence against this possible mechanism, at least in C. formosanus, comes from the results of the above-mentioned study by Su (2005) performed in extended foraging arenas in the laboratory. We collected one final sample either the day of treatment or the day before treatment. First, foragers contacting treated soil may transfer sufficient amounts of fipronil throughout the colony to kill all members. Hope Spomer Termite control has evolved significantly in recent years, and many pest control firms are utilizing baits for treatment, versus traditional insecticide sprays. We determined the colony affiliation of samples following the methods of Parman and Vargo (2008). This possibility is supported by the higher across the board effects of fipronil on treated and likely treated colonies (100 and 75% disappearance, respectively, compared with 75 and 23% with imidacloprid), suggesting that the fipronil treatment in the current study affected all classes of colonies to a greater extent than did imidacloprid in our previous study (Parman and Vargo 2010). Traditionally, the goal of such a treatment is to create a continuous chemical barrier that excludes termites in the ground from entering a building. PCR products were resolved on 6.5% polyacrylamide gels run on a 4300 automated DNA sequencer (LI-COR Biosciences, Lincoln, NE). R. W. The reasons for the survival of these colonies are not clear. 2007, Saran and Rust 2007). 2) The best chemical is Termidor, which is non-repellent to termites and kills the whole nest. Of the 11 treated colonies, all of which were attacking structures, four had somewhat extended foraging ranges with foragers occupying monitoring stations in the outer ring and/or natural areas at the time of treatment (e.g., Fig. Effect of fipronil treatment on colonies of R. flavipes on eight residential properties in the Raleigh, NC, area. In discussing the effect of nonrepellent liquid termiticides in a review of new technologies for termite control, Su (2002) rightly pointed out nearly a decade ago that there were that “no published data to date to demonstrate their impact on field populations of subterranean termites.” The current study together with our previous study on imidacloprid (Parman and Vargo 2010), providing data on 20 properties treated with nonrepellent liquid termiticides, is starting to fill that gap. Although it is likely that these colonies were exposed to the treated soil, it is impossible to know for certain whether foragers from these colonies contacted the treated area. In China, two of three baited colonies of Odontotermes formosanus (Shiraki) stopped foraging in trees and bait stations after 120–150 days when fed 40 ppm fipronil baits (Huang et al. In addition, we checked mud tubes and any infested wood in the structure for termite presence. This allows the bait to be spread by the foraging worker termites to other members of the colony that do not go out and collect their own food. The chemical is considered to be highly toxic for aquatic life, including invertebrates, as well as fish. In addition, termite activity close to the foundation walls dramatically decreased in the case of imidacloprid and ceased altogether in the case of fipronil. 2) extended beyond ≈13.5 m from the treatment zone and was eliminated, suggesting that at least in R. flavipes, the colony-level effects of fipronil treatment can occur across distances of ≥10 m. From our results, it is clear that whatever the mechanism responsible, fipronil treatment severely impacted field colonies of R. flavipes, probably resulting in their elimination. Termite Monitors and Baits can be used as a companion for controlling subterranean termites, or as a stand alone treatment method. Fipronil baits had successfully suppressed termite activity of fungus-growing termites in the field in China and Pakistan. The numbers of treated, likely treated, and untreated colonies present on the day of treatment and 90 d after treatment are shown in Table 2. Larger circles and enclosed shapes in gray represent colonies not known to be infesting the structure. It can certainly get into the ecological chain if birds eat insects that have been poisoned with the chemical (as happens when birds eat termite swarmers, for example). Samples of any termites encountered were collected and held in vials containing 95% ethanol at −20°C until DNA extraction. Unlike most conventional insecticides, the impact of termite baits is not immediate. Casida Here, we use similar methods to determine the colony-level effects of fipronil treatment (Termidor) on subterranean termites infesting houses in North Carolina. R. S. It could be that although many workers in most of these likely treated colonies contacted the nearby treated soil, few or no workers in other likely treated colonies entered the treatment zone despite being active very close to it, thereby limiting the effects of the active ingredient on some colonies. J.-L. Fipronil is used in a wide variety of pesticide products, including granular products for grass, gel baits, spot-on pet care products, liquid termite control products, and products for agriculture. 2009), raising the possibility that fipronil treatments can affect entire colonies of subterranean termites. In total, we detected 128 colonies present on the eight properties at the time of treatment, including those infesting the structures. Search for other works by this author on: Colony dynamics of the Formosan subterranean termite in a frequently disturbed urban landscape, Termite business keeps growing, pp. In a recent study, we used a combination of microsatellite genotyping and intensive monitoring to assess colony-level effects of imidacloprid treatment in the field over a 2-yr period in central North Carolina (Parman and Vargo 2010). It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide, This PDF is available to Subscribers Only. The poison spreads around the whole colony. Dronnet Termite Monitors and Baits can be used as a companion for controlling subterranean termites, or as a stand alone treatment method. We genotyped all samples by using microsatellite markers to identify the number and locations of colonies present on each property. Gray larger circles and enclosed shapes represent colonies. However, in the current study, we saw an even more pronounced effect with complete cessation of all activity in the inner monitors over a 3-yr period after fipronil treatment. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This unique make up of the product that allows it to be less soluble in water, while being able to bind to sediment helps to lessen the effects somewhat. J. Jordon, J. Carlson, T. Juba, and P. Labadie provided valuable assistance in the field and laboratory. While older products available in the market are typically repellent to termites and other insects, FIPFORCE Aqua containing fipronil is a totally unique molecule in that its mode of action is non-repellent to termites at low doses. We installed monitors around the structures and in the yard areas between 26 April 2001 and 9 April 2002. In a previous study performed in Raleigh, NC, using similar methods to those applied here, we (Vargo 2003) found evidence for colony elimination and reduced termite activity in an apartment complex treated with baits containing hexaflumuron. S1–S23, Contact versus feeding intoxication by fipronil in, Action of phenylpyrazole insecticides at the GABA-gated chloride channel. Ripa N. A. To assess possible colony-level effects of fipronil, a commonly used nonrepellent termiticide, we conducted a field study of eight houses in the Raleigh, NC, area with infestations of the eastern subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). In a study very similar to the present investigation but involving imidacloprid, we also found decreased activity of the inner monitors, although activity remained in some of those monitors throughout the 2-yr duration of the previous study (Parman and Vargo 2010). . The 90-d time period was represented by the sample collected closest to this data (range, 82–126 d after treatment). R. A. Locations and observed foraging areas of R. flavipes colonies on property BW before treatment and at four time points after treatment. Ahmed The two dark elliptical shapes at the time of pretreatment depict foraging areas of two colonies that were infesting the structure. We are grateful to S. Taylor and W. Keith (both Capital Pest Services), J. Lynn (Surety Exterminating Company), and D. Harris (Economy Exterminators) for locating and treating the study houses. Microsatellite genotyping has been used to track colonies and assess the efficacy of both baits (Vargo 2003, Aluko and Husseneder 2007, Husseneder et al. It is telling that although we redetected most (60%) of the untreated colonies at least once after 90 d posttreatment, we failed to detect a single treated colony during this time. Because of this, fipronil has become quite popular as an insecticide. 1 and 2. It is also used in veterinary chemical products as a spray-on or concentrated spot-on formulation to control fleas and ticks on cats and dogs. (2007) who found a decline in active monitors within 2 m of the treatment zone in R. flavipes. S. A. In these respects, these two nonrepellent liquid termiticides have effects much like baits. Luppichini 2007, Parman and Vargo 2010), possibly resulting in colony elimination. (Mulrooney et al. It is not clear why there was a slightly lower rate of detection of untreated colonies in the current study, especially because it was conducted over a period of 3 yr, giving more opportunity to encounter any colonies present than in the previous study that lasted only 2 yr. One possibility is that there were differences between the individual properties used in the two studies such that untreated colonies in the current study were more difficult to detect, possibly because 1) they disappeared more frequently due to greater natural mortality, 2) more of them moved out of the study area, or 3.) Fipronil … This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. . Given the intense sampling effort we undertook to find any workers of these colonies, including 11 or more inspections of all monitoring stations after the 90-d posttreatment date, the most likely explanation for the continued absence of these colonies was that they were eliminated by the treatment. Mean number (±SE) of subterranean termite colonies found in mud tubes on the structure, in monitors located within 0.5 m from the foundation wall (inner monitors), and in monitors located further from the structures (2–20 m from the foundation wall; outer monitors) before treatment and at four time points after treatment. . This chemical is quickly becoming a favorite amongst homeowners and commercial applicators alike for termite treatment, but it is also used for controlling cockroaches, ants, ticks, and fleas, among others. Ibrahim C. These conclusions are consistent with our findings. . (2004). Davis It is a slow-acting insecticide that interferes with the hormones of termites to lead to death. For example, Wagner (2003) reported a decline in termite activity in control blocks located nearly 2 m from treated blocks in the U.S. Forest Service termiticide tests. During the period between 90 d after treatment and the 1-yr mark, monitors were checked at least six times and natural areas at least twice. In termite baiting systems, the poison is mixed into the edible cellulose bait that the termites carry back to the colony to share with their other nest mates, while as a liquid termiticide, the poison is applied directly into the soil … We use cookies to enhance your experience. There is growing evidence that at least some nonrepellent termiticides can be transferred among individuals within colonies (Ibrahim et al. Several studies have shown that fipronil is transferred from exposed workers to naïve subterranean termites in the laboratory in Reticulitermes spp. We did extensive monitoring and sampling for 3 yr after treatment. We installed an average of 68.6 ± 25.2 monitors on each property (range, 41–121). This is in contrast to 60% of the untreated colonies that were detected again during the same period, and many of these were found on multiple occasions. Worker termites carry this poisoned food to the nest to share with others. J. E. E. L. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. , Reference Huang, Lei and Xue 2006 ). We installed an extensive grid of in-ground monitoring stations on each property (mean = 68.6 monitors per property) and collected samples from these stations as well as from mud tubes in the structure and wood debris in the yard for ≈6 mo. G. . This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. We extracted DNA from whole termite bodies by using the Gentra PureGene kit (Gentra Systems, Inc., Minneapolis, MN) or the DNeasy kit (QIAGEN, Valencia, CA). The strong family structure of colonies in the study population, nearly all of which were founded by a monogamous pair of reproductives (Parman and Vargo 2008), together with the high genetic variability exhibited at Rf 24-2, with up to 36 alleles present in the local R. flavipes population (Parman and Vargo 2010), make colony identification straightforward and accurate. In contrast, 60% of untreated colonies (those located >6 m from the foundation wall at the time of treatment) continued to persist throughout the study, as did 25% of the likely treated colonies (those occupying monitors 0.5 m from the foundation wall where the treatment was applied). The difference in the redetection rate among treatments for the period between 90 d posttreatment and the end of the study was highly significant (P < 0.0001; Fisher exact test) but not at the 90-d sampling date (P > 0.75; Fisher exact test). This causes hyperexcitation of contaminated insects' nerves and muscles. For commercial re-use, please contact journals.permissions@oup.com. 2003). There is nothing to attract them to it. J. E. In three days, chances are 95% of the colony is dead. 1 and 2). In addition to the actual chemical poisoning the insect, the feces and carcasses left behind can contain enough residual pesticide to kill other members of the colony, if eaten. (2007) found activity of the eastern subterranean termite ceased in monitoring stations located 2 m from the site of fipronil treatment, and Potter and Hillery (2002) found that fipronil treatment affected termites of this same species occupying monitoring stations up to 4 m away from the treated area. Bagnères Cole The houses used in the current study averaged (± SD) 378.9 ± 253.7 m2 (range, 182–789 m2) and were situated on a mean lot size of 2,747 ± 2474 m2 (range, 648-7568 m2). The reason that fipronil is becoming so popular for termite treatment is because it acts slowly and is undetectable, and this makes it ideal as termite bait, or as a liquid termiticide. T. R. Fipronil disrupts the insect central nervous system by blocking GABA-gated chloride channels and glutamate-gated chloride (GluCl) channels.This causes hyperexcitation of contaminated insects' nerves and muscles. After treatment, the monitors were checked monthly for 3 mo and then quarterly for 3 yr to track the fate of colonies. The stations were inserted into prebored holes in the ground and covered at ground level with a PVC cap. Saran and Rust (2007) also observed that termites exposed to lethal amounts of fipronil do not travel >1.5 m from the treated zone, leading them to conclude that horizontal transfer was not a major cause of the efficacy of fipronil treatments in the field. . 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Five houses received a full treatment following the instructions for postconstruction conventional termite treatment in which a continuous barrier of termiticide is applied to the interior and exterior perimeters, whereas three houses received the postconstruction exterior/localized interior structural termite treatment receiving a continuous exterior barrier with interior treatment around areas showing termite activity (Table 1). M. K. Non-repellent termiticides, like Termidor, kill much more quickly than the IGRs found in termite baiting systems, and treatments last in the ground far longer. The application of liquid termiticides to the soil has been the mainstay of subterranean termite control for many decades. When you can’t find the nests, you can use another method wherein fipronil gels or powder can be applied to cellulose-based baits such as timber and cardboard. S. T. 2008, Bagnères et al. 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