Monitoring of subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes in the municipality of Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

  • Team:
  • Type: CMPV Azores
  • Category:Services Acquisition
  • 2012 to 2017


It is necessary to carry out a detailed study to determine the area affected by the species. Therefore we present a proposal at this point for this study. This study would involve the use of simple traps placed in the soil, distributed in a circular fashion around the outbreak detected.

The type of trap being used is simple and consists of a piece of PVC bristle with 30cm long and about 10cm in diameter and drilled with a few simple plastic caps (Figures 9 and 10). The interior would be filled with card (source of cellulose) would provide the food and attractive to capture subterranean termites.


Funding Institution

Mayoor of Praia da Vitória (Terceira) and DRAM - Direcção Regional do Ambiente.


LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil.