PIPERSVILLE, Pa., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Published today is US Patent 10,219,518, an exciting new method for inhibiting
EIP, Inc. seeks investment and/or licensing opportunities for 10,219,518.
Anti-methanogenic compounds are compounds designed to inhibit methane production in environments where metha-nogens are established and active. It is believed that anti-methanogenic compounds could inhibit the methane production in the gut of termites and other wood-boring and cellulose digesting pests. Limiting the production of methane causes dysfunctioning of the pests' digestive system thus impeding their growth and development. The impediment of their growth and development would thus make this an effective non-toxic method of controlling termites and other similar pests.
As a termite xylophagous termite grows and develops, methanogens clearly play an integral role in the reproduction, growth, development and overall activity of the organism. The microbes play similar roles in the life-cycles of other wood-boring insects and cellulose consumers such as xylophagous beetles. As such, the anti-methanogenic compounds could be utilized to control termites and all other wood-boring and cellulose digesting pests including but not limited to: i) the Emerald Ash Borer, ii) weevils, iii) wood-boring caterpillars (Lepi-doptera) such as Carpenterworms (Prionoxystus robinae), and iv) wood-boring Bostrichidae beetles (formerly referred to as the family Lyctidae). The socioeconomic cost and destruction caused by such organisms is significant, and a means to control them using safe, natural, sustainable means is of great benefit to society.
The anti-methanogenic materials, described herein, can be applied in a myriad of ways (feed baits, aerial applications, dustings, coatings, pellets, powders) at various stages of the targeted organisms life cycle to yield effective treatment under various scenarios. The feed baits, aerial applications, dustings, coatings, pellets, and/or powders could be applied to locations where the pests are known to inhabit or feed. According to one embodiment, the anti-methanogenic compound is incorporated into cellulose based building materials.
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