The second edition of "Termites and Borers" is the long-awaited revision of its very successful UNSW Press predecessor of the same name, which published in 1998, reprinted three times and sold nearly 14,000 copies. The book is a consumer-oriented and compact handbook written in plain English for a general audience with an interest in protecting their home against termites (and other timber pests such as borers). The revision brings the book right up to date, discussing new termite detection techniques, as well as treatment options for termite infestations. "Termites and Borers" is in full colour and includes some 92 colour photos, allowing untrained householders to be able to make informed decisions on detection and treatment options and issues of building design. Topics covered include: termite lifecycles, habits and their natural instincts; inspection techniques, including what to look for and where to look; chemical and non-chemical means of eradicating termites; the use of bait monitors; pest inspections, and what technicians can and can't do; building out termites; FAQs on termites (with answers); and, borers and wood decay.
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing