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Potential Environmental and Health Impacts of
Management Alternatives for: Drywood termites

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Management tactics on this page are those discussed in the Pest Notes series, published by the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UCIPM). Information on this page alone is not sufficient for making pest management decisions. For detailed management recommendations, see the associated UCIPM Pest Note. Each tactic is also linked back to the appropriate Pest Note section.

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d both by toxicity and level of exposure. Information presented on these pages is not intended to constitute a full risk assessment. Information is provided here only on active ingredients, not on inert ingredients. The active ingredient is generally-but not always-considered to be the most hazardous ingredient of a pesticide preparation.

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Management practices from UCIPM Pest Notes
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Fact sheets on toxicity:
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Factors that could reduce exposure
If a factor is present it is denoted by an "X."
This is not an exhaustive list of factors that effect pesticide exposure.
 
ExToxNet Profile U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet General NPIC Fact Sheet Technical No PesticidesRrequired Gel or Paste for Crevice Treatment Available as Bait Available as Trap Regulatory Status
  
  Pressure-treated wood wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Painting of wood with enamel, shellac, or varnish wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Use metal screens wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        
  Use resistant wood wedge more...         No Pesticides Required        

  Treatment practices

Products Spot treatments with heat wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Spot treatments with microwaves wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Spot treatments with electrocution wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Wood replacement wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet     No Pesticides Required       Regulatory status
Products Whole structure fumigation with sulfuryl fluoride wedge more... EXTOXNET PIP - SULFURYL FLUORIDE U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet - General NPIC Fact Sheet - Technical         Regulatory status
Products Whole structure heat treatment wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet             Regulatory status
Products Spot treatments with aerosol pyrethrum wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet             Regulatory status
Products Spot treatments with cyfluthrin wedge more... EXTOXNET PIP - CYFLUTHRIN U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet             Regulatory status
Products Spot treatments with permethrin wedge more... EXTOXNET PIP - PERMETHRIN U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet - General           Regulatory status
Products Spot treatments with bifenthrin wedge more... EXTOXNET PIP - BIFENTHRIN U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet             Regulatory status
Products Spot treatments with liquid imidacloprid wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet NPIC Fact Sheet - General           Regulatory status
Products Spot treatments with liquid nitrogen wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet             Regulatory status
Products Spot treatments with liquid disodium octaborate tetrahydrate wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet             Regulatory status
Products Spot treatments with disodium octaborate tetrahydrate dust wedge more...   U.S. EPA RED Fact Sheet             Regulatory status
POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF NOT TREATING - What's this?
Termites can destroy wooden structures. Severity of the destruction depends on species and conditions.
Termites may also attack stored food, books, and household furniture.

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