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.
|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|
Dalton, S. (2008) Spiders; The ultimate predators
|Depositing User:||Charles Hippisley-Cox|
|Date Deposited:||09 Dec 2015 11:50|
|Last Modified:||06 Dec 2016 17:56|
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