An investigation concerning Camponotus spp. distribution and damage in buildings in Sweden

IRG/WP 1248

V Butovitsch, K-J Hedqvist, C Tornberg

This is a report of an investigation by a Swedish insurance company on the occurrences of damage by Carpenter ants during 1974 to 1981. The distribution of damage in walls, roofs and floors of both permanent homes and summer-houses has been assessed. It is concluded that the increased frequency of attack is becoming economically serious.


Keywords: CAMPONOTUS; HOUSES; SWEDEN; GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION; ANTS; FREQUENCY OF ATTACK; HYLOTRUPES COMPARISON; INSECTS

Conference: 85-05-12/17 Guaruj√°, Brazil


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