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Assessment and Control of Termites Infestation in the Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai, Egypt

Version 1 : Received: 6 August 2020 / Approved: 7 August 2020 / Online: 7 August 2020 (09:42:41 CEST)

How to cite: Palanti, S.; Tavlaridis, G. Assessment and Control of Termites Infestation in the Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai, Egypt. Preprints 2020, 2020080182 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0182.v1). Palanti, S.; Tavlaridis, G. Assessment and Control of Termites Infestation in the Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai, Egypt. Preprints 2020, 2020080182 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0182.v1).

Abstract

The research is based on the inspection performed in June 2002 for carrying out a research program for the eradication of a termite infestation due a desertic species in the area of the Saint Catherine Holy Monastery at Mount Sinai - Egypt. The paper describes the application of the registered European bait system SentritechTM and the trend of eradication during the first year. The application of bait system blocked the termite infestation inside the Katholikon (Main church) and in the surrounding after 6 months. Nevertheless, the infestation restarted and even increased again in the surrounding of the main church. An explanation of this surprising event is attempted in this paper.

Subject Areas

Higher Termites; Coco nucifera; Fagus sylvatica, Pinus nigra subs laricio; Sentritech TM; hexaflumuron.

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