Isolation and identification of 2-phenoxyethanol from a ballpoint pen ink as a termite trail-following substance was accomplished by using trail-following bioassays, column chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. This chemical elicited trail-following in both C. formosanus Shiraki and Reticulitermes sp.

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2Department of Entomology.

3Department of Biochemistry.