oil and its toxic fraction were evaluated at different dilutions i.e.,
1%,5%,10%,20% against Microcerotermes beesoni
, the test termite. The maximum wood protection against termites
of both the treatments were obtained at their highest concentration i.e. 20%. The weight loss ranged from 18.77% to
48.80% at concentrations of 20% to 1% of Jatropha curcas
oil formulation. The protection afforded by toxic fraction
was enhanced, with the % weight loss ranging from 10.48 to 35.19. However, all the treatments proved to be
effective over the control (50.84%).