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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