Integrated Termite Management in the Context of Indoor and Outdoor Pest Situation

  • G. K. MahapatroEmail author
  • Debajyoti Chatterjee
Part of the Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection book series (SUPP)


With their well-known role indoor and outdoor, termites attract attention in plant protection. Herein, attempt is made to collect, compile and collate the information on termites, viz. categorization of termites as per feeding habit, role as outdoor pest particularly in agri-horticultural systems, their status as indoor pests, economic loss to buildings and constructions, suitable steps for sustainable management and various available options in indoor and outdoor scenario such as chemical, cultural, mound treatment and green management approach. Special emphasis is given on 3B technologies (borate, baiting and barrier) along with indigenous traditional knowledge (ITK) for termite management. We strongly advocate concerted need for formulating situation-specific package, judicious utilization of chemicals inclusive of frontier technologies and ITKs in adopting smart strategies under the aegis of integrated termite management (ITM).


Barrier Baiting Borate Biocontrol ITK 



Authors are thankful to the funding agency ICAR for the sanctioned National Fellow Project, ‘Environmentally Sustainable Termite Control: Integrative and Inclusive Approach of Frontier and Indigenous Technologies’. Logistic supports provided by Director, IARI (New Delhi), are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of EntomologyICAR – Indian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia

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