Why is it that termites prefer some wood types over others? Steve Broadbent, Regional Director of Ensystex, takes a look at the evidence around termite food selection.
Category: Scientific Papers
A team of researchers has discovered that mosquitoes exhibit resistance to insecticides thanks to high levels of a particular protein in the mosquitoes’ legs.
UV traps to catch mosquitoes? Yes, it is possible to see some success, but it comes down to the species being targeted.
How do mosquitoes detect DEET? Research from the US indicates it’s not only by smell, but through contact as well.
We know how termites build their nests, but what triggers the building of a termite mound in the first place?
Regional Director of Ensystex, Steve Broadbent, examines the ability of termites to ‘listen in’ on ants and other predators.
A team of researchers has discovered that a species of desert ant can recognise food odours for the duration of its life – a valuable skill when living in a challenging environment.
Good sanitation is a fundamental requirement of any successful civilisation. This is especially the case in termite colonies which their large populations living in warm, humid conditions. So how do termites keep their nest clean and free of disease?
When tackling German cockroach control in apartments, a whole of building approach is required. A recent study showed that an IPM approach gets good results, but that understanding the patterns of cockroach movement is key to success.
Flooding and rainfall can have a big impact on the longevity of soil applied termiticides. The latest research highlights some of the factors to consider in the choice of chemical.