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.

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.

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