Threshold levels for dip treatments of chlorpyrifos for borer control
R D Fears, J L Leca
Chlorpyrifos has been used in non-pressure treatments of freshly sawn lumber and millwork for ten years or longer to control wood boring beetles. Since chlorpyrifos provides a quick kill of existing beetle larvae at the time of the treatment in solution concentrations as low as 0.05%, treaters tend to use less than recommended rates as a cost saving measure. However, laboratory studies conducted in the United States and Europe have shown that concentrations of 0.5% to 1.0% are needed for residual control. A review of these laboratory studies is presented in this paper.
Keywords: CHLORPYRIFOS; NON-PRESSURE TREATMENT; ANOBIIDAE; LYCTIDAE; OLD HOUSE BORER; HEMICOLEUS GIBBICOLLIS; EUVRILLETTA PELTATA; POWDER POST BEETLE; LYCTUS BRUNNEUS; HYLOTRUPES BAJULUS