Rose Termite (White ants)

Rose Termite (White ants): Odontotermes obesus 

Symptoms of damage:

  • Feed on the roots of young and old plants.
  • Attacked plants wither, dry and ultimately die.

Identification of the pest:

  • The workers are small and have soft, white body with a brown head.


  • Mix lindane (or) carbaryl dust with soil.
  • Drench the soil with chlorpyriphos or lindane 2ml/lit of water.



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