Control of powder-post beetles: Complete kills of Lyctus beetles infesting hardwood floors achieved in 5–10 minute applications of infrared radiation
Roy J. Pence, University of California, Los Angeles.
California Agriculture 10(9):8-9. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v010n09p8.
Roy J. Pence is Principal Laboratory Technician in Entomology, University of California, Los Angeles.
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:
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.