European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 71, Issue 3, pp 395–396 | Cite as

Evaluation of particulate zinc and copper as wood preservatives for termite control

  • M. Akhtari
  • D. Nicholas
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Subterranean termites are a major factor in the biodegradation of wood construction products. In this study the efficacy of wood treated with micronized copper, zinc oxide and their mixture was compared to that of wood treated with soluble amine copper oxide against subterranean termites in a laboratory test. All of the formulations tested were effective in controlling wood degradation by the termites, with copper being slightly more effective than zinc and micronized copper being slightly more effective than amine copper.


Zinc Oxide Copper Oxide Subterranean Termite Test Container Copper Formulation 
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Untersuchung von Zink- und Kupferpartikeln als Holzschutzmittel zur Termitenbekämpfung


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Natural Resources and Agriculture, Bojnourd BranchIslamic Azad UniversityBojnourdIran
  2. 2.Department of Forest ProductsMississippi State UniversityMississippi StateUSA

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