Control of powder-post beetles: Complete kills of Lyctus beetles infesting hardwood floors achieved in 5–10 minute applications of infrared radiation
AuthorRoy J. Pence
Author AffiliationsRoy J. Pence is Principal Laboratory Technician in Entomology, University of California, Los Angeles.
Hilgardia 10(9):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v010n09p8. September 1956.
Exposure time required for the fast, efficient heat of infrared radiation to kill Lyctus powder-post beetles—in all stages of development—is governed by the thickness of the infested hardwood floor. Once the floor thickness has been determined and the exposure time known, 100% mortality of the Lyctus beetles can be expected under every square inch of area covered by a recently developed infrared unit.
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