Evaluation of Copper Ethanolamine Boron Based Wood Preservative to Control Wood Destroying Insects  

Aparna Kalawate
Biology Division,Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute, P.B.No 2273, Tumkur road, Bangalore-560 022, (India)
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Molecular Entomology, 2013, Vol. 4, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/me.2013.04.0002
Received: 24 Jan., 2013    Accepted: 29 Jan., 2013    Published: 14 Mar., 2013
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Aparna Kalawate, 2013, Evaluation of Copper Ethanolamine Boron Based Wood Preservative to Control Wood Destroying Insects, Molecular Entomology, Vol.4, No. 2 6-12 (doi: 10.5376/me.2013.04.0002)


In the present study, efficacy of Copper-Ethanolamine-Boron (CEB) against powder post beetle and subterranean termite has been evaluated. The methodology adopted for the treatment of solid wood was by way of dipping and for plywood by glue line poisoning. CEB (10% w/v) was tested at various concentration levels viz., 2.5%, 3% and 5% against wood destroying insects. From the results of the toxicity study, it has been found that the lethal dose of CEB to control the attack of powder post beetle and subterranean termite was 2.5% in both the methods. In India, this is the first report of replacing chromium with Ethanolamine to fix the Copper and Boron in wood to control the wood destroying insects.

Copper; Ethanolamine; Boron; Powder post beetle; Subterranean termite; Wood protection
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