Wood destruction by subterranean termites and saprophytic fungi has been stressed by building authorities for many decades. Some of the recommended preventive practices are: sanitation, ventilation, insulation, drainage, installation of moisture vapor barriers, use of chemical soil toxicants, and treatment of lumber with preservatives. Why hasn't the home builder been given the same type of guidance in the prevention of drywood termite (Kalotermes minor Hagen) attack?
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1959
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Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.