Steve Broadbent, Regional Director of Ensystex, takes a closer look at the microbial life that plays such a crucial role in the termite gut.
Category: Scientific Papers
A look at the research into termite queens, their lifespans and reproductive behaviours.
A study of mouse populations in Western Australia has found that they lack a specific genetic mutation that confers resistance to first generation anticoagulant rodenticides.
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.
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.