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2017, Vol. 5, Issue 3
Susceptibility of classroom furniture to drywood termites

Mark Jun A Rojo

A survey was conducted to assess the infestation of drywood termites in the classroom’s furniture. The study was conducted in the University of the Philippines Los Baños, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Laguna, Philippines on February 2016. A nonparametric statistical test was executed to determine if types of furniture, the materials used and coating can influence the susceptibility of the furniture to drywood termites. Only 15% of all furniture inspected was infested with drywood termites, Presence of signs (fecal pellets) and apparent drywood termite damage was observed. Kruskal wallis test showed that there is a statistically significant difference amongst the medians of the damage rating in different types of furniture and material used at the 95.0% confidence level. The Mann-whitney U test showed that the infestation of drywood termites is significantly higher in unpainted furniture. The presence of cracks, natural checks, overlapping or adjoining wood pieces, or exposed end grain in furniture will make the furniture susceptible to drywood termite infestation because these will serve as the entry point for swarmers (alates)
Pages : 942-944 | 595 Views | 24 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mark Jun A Rojo. Susceptibility of classroom furniture to drywood termites. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(3):942-944.
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