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Traditional buildings as ecosystems with spiders as biocontrol for woodworm

Hippisley-Cox, Charles (2015) Traditional buildings as ecosystems with spiders as biocontrol for woodworm. The Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, 46 (4). pp. 40-41.

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Most professionals working with the built environment are now committed to using fewer potentially dangerous chemicals whenever possible. This recent case study presents the possibility of using spiders to control woodworm populations rather than sprays. The life-cycle of the woodworm Anobium punctatum can be interrupted by the introduction of Pholcus phalangioides as a bio-predator.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: spiders, ecology, buildings, historic buildings, conservation, building conservation, traditional buildings, woodworm, pest control, mosquitoes, malaria, bed bugs,
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture > Centre for Urban Design, Architecture and Sustainability
Related URLs:

Dalton, S. (2008) Spiders; The ultimate predators
Gilpin, R. (2007) Spiders
Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) (2002) Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2.
Hillyard, P. (2007) Private Lives of Spiders
Kelly, L. (2009) Spiders; Learning to Love Them
Lewington, R. (2002) A Guide to House and Garden Spiders
Roberts, M.J. (2001) Collins Field Guide to Spiders

Depositing User: Charles Hippisley-Cox
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 11:50
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 19:38


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