International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research
Vol.3 (6),pp.251-259,June 2015
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJAPR/
Article 14/ID/JPR155/09/ pages
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Original Research Article
Evaluation of anti termites sold in Cote d’Ivoire against termites damage on woods of selected timbers
*1Eboua N. Wandan, 2Kalé Gbegbe, 2&3Irié Zo Bi, Joseph 3Koula, and 2Julien-Gomez K. Beda
1Laboratoire de Gestion de l’Environnement, Département Eaux Forêts et Environnement, Institut National Polytechnique – HB, BP 1093 Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire, Direction.
2Direction Régionale des Eaux et Forêts, BP 1081 Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire.
3Département Math-Info, Institut National Polytechnique – HB, BP 1093 Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire, Direction,
*Corresponding Author E-mail :wandaneb(at)yahoo.fr
Tel.: +225-06 21 85 70 / 08 48 24 52
Termites are known to cause tremendous losses to wood and wooden structures in buildings, besides loss in agriculture and forestry crops. For controlling termites, synthetic termiticides have been used in Cote d’Ivoire. This study aims at evaluating the preservation efficiency of anti-termites sold in the country. Four anti-termite chemicals, two largely used but not homologizes and two homologized were used to treat four timber wood boards. The results indicated that wood boards which are not treated loosed weight compared to the treated ones. Besides that, white woods seemed to be more protected compared to red wood probably due to better absorption of termicides solution by white woods which are softer than the red ones which are hard. The results indicated also that albeit, the type of application of the termicides, there are no difference between the protection bestowed by the chemicals. Above all, all the four termicides found in the market seemed to present the same level of protection against the termites’ attacks. The problem was that pyrical and phosgene were homologated whereas the two others did not go any efficacy test or homologation. Some of the termiticides contained banned pesticides and should be removed from the market.
Key words: Termiticides, wood board, Cote d’Ivoire, banned pesticides