Use of Gamma Radiation for the Destruction of Wood-boring Insects

  title={Use of Gamma Radiation for the Destruction of Wood-boring Insects},
  author={J. D. Bletchly and R. C. Fisher},
COMPLETE eradication of wood-boring insects in timber in buildings is difficult to achieve, particularly in structural members of large dimensions, often inaccessible for thorough surface treatment. Moreover, the value of insecticidal fluids and of fumigants is restricted by the impenetrability of many timbers and varies according to the species of insect and extent of attack. Radiation treatments may offer a means of reducing this problem of penetration, especially in large built-in timbers… Expand
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