A juvenile hormone analogue with potential for termite control: laboratory tests with Reticulitermes santonensis, Reticulitermes flaviceps and Coptotermes formosanus (Isopt., Rhinotermitidae)

@inproceedings{Hrd2001AJH,
  title={A juvenile hormone analogue with potential for termite control: laboratory tests with Reticulitermes santonensis, Reticulitermes flaviceps and Coptotermes formosanus (Isopt., Rhinotermitidae)},
  author={Ivan Hrd{\'y} and Jelena Kuldov{\'a} and Zdeněk Wimmer},
  year={2001}
}
Laboratory experiments with three species of termites were conducted to study the efficacy of a carbamate derivative of 2-(4-hydroxybenzyl)-1-cyclohexanone (W-328). The compound has been found to be highly active causing differentiation of termite workers into presoldiers, soldiers and/or soldier-intercastes. Differentiation of excessive soldiers induced by juvenile hormone analogues (JHAs) may disrupt the social homeostasis and consequently cause death of the whole termite colony. W-328… CONTINUE READING