Termites and carpenter ants

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20337920
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleBuilding Practice Note; no. 22
Physical description12 p.
Subjectinsects; wood frame construction; wood diseases; building failures; degradation of materials
AbstractWood-frame construction, the predominant building type for homes and small buildings in Canada, is prone to attack by various types of wood-destroying insects. The conditions that cause wood rot in buildings often encourage infestation. This note provides information to help owners and tenants of wood-frame buildings recognize and control termites and carpenter ants, which are the most destructive of these insects. Some recommendations on good building techniques are also included.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-733
NPARC number20337920
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Record identifier99c79426-1ea6-4675-b9d3-71ff2fb26f5b
Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2017-10-19
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