New Patent Published for Control of Wood Boring Insects: Patent No.: US 10,219,518 - Seeking Investment and/or Licensing Opportunities for Technology

Environmental Intellectual Properties, Inc. (EIP), announces the issuance of a groundbreaking method to holistically control wood boring insects. EIP has patented a method to inhibit wood boring insects in new construction as well as through topical applications and "feed-sticks" in preexisting structures.
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PIPERSVILLE, Pa. - March 5, 2019 - PRLog -- Published today is US Patent 10,219,518, an exciting new method for inhibiting methane production in the digestive tract of methanogenic Archaea (e.g., termites, other wood boring pests). The inhibiting of the critical biochemical pathways specific to the methanogenic Archaea is achieved by having the methanogenic Archaea ingest an anti-metha-nogenic compound. The anti-methanogenic compound may include, for example, naturally-occurring statins or deriva­tives thereof, linoleic acid or related compounds, essential oils, or some combination thereof. The naturally-occurring statins can be found in the red yeast rice extract or related biomass. As a result, the effectiveness of the methanogenic Archaea to produce methane is compromised, which subse­quently results into the malfunctioning of the xylophages' digestive system. This provides a safe, natural, green and sustainable means of controlling many pests such as the Asian Beetle, Emerald Ash borer, Weevils, Deathwatch Caterpillars, and termites.

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.

Source:Environmental Intellectual Properties, Inc.
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