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Spiders as Potential Bio-Predators for Controlling Woodworm Infestation

Hippisley-Cox, Charles (2012) Spiders as Potential Bio-Predators for Controlling Woodworm Infestation. Building Engineer, 87 (04). pp. 28-30. ISSN 0969-8213

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    Abstract

    This study demonstrates that spiders may offer the ultimate green alternative for the control of woodworm. Following the use of a chemical spray a five year study of the relationship between Pholcus phalangioides and Anobium punctatum have generated some interesting observations and the suggestion that these spiders may also be used to tackle mosquitoes.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Conservation, Timber, Chemical treatments for timber, bio-predators, spiders, Pholcus phalangioides, malaria, Alternative treatments, sustainability, pesticides, poison, permethrin, boron, common furniture beetle, green building, arachnophobia, Anobium punctatum.
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
    N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
    Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Q Science > QH Natural history
    Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
    Q Science > QL Zoology
    T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
    T Technology > TH Building construction
    Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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    Depositing User: Charles Hippisley-Cox
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 14:18
    Last Modified: 01 May 2012 09:19
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13311

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