PESTICIDE PLANTS FOR TERMITES
It has been researched on and tried at UP Los Baños College of Forestry that we have plants that can control termites. The most effective of these are the Balanoi and dilaw leaves. They contain methanol, which, when extracted and dissolved in water, can control termites.
Next to the above are thE leaves of the Adelpha and kakawate, and weakest among those tried was the juice of the makabuhay. The were tried on a sibukaw log that was exposed to termites for two weeks. When the extracts of the mentioned plants were sprayed on the log, no termites touched it.
From: PCARRD Farmnews July 1987