Accession Number:

AD0680651

Title:

EVALUATION OF COMBINATIONS OF INSECTICIDES AND STANDARD WOOD PRESERVATIVES IN PREVENTING DAMAGE TO WOOD BY TERMITES.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SOUTHERN FOREST EXPERIMENT STATION NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The addition of an insecticide to standard wood preservatives at 3-minute cold soak treatments will prevent termite damage to wood used in contact with the soil for periods longer than the preservatives will prevent decay. Copper naphthenate is a better termite deterrent than pentachlopophenol therefore, the addition of an insecticide to pentachlorophenol was of more value than the addition of an insecticide to copper naphthenate. In the above-ground test, chlordane had a higher degree of termite attack than heptachlor or dieldrin. In fact, chlordane and copper naphthenate had about the same degree of termite attack after eight years exposure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE