| ||This book provides architects, engineers, builders, foresters, members of the pest control and timber industries, and the general public with a ready source of reference to the more important wood borers and termites encountered in Australia. Many species of timber can be attacked by wood-destroying insects such as wood borers and termites.|
With some species of wood borer or termite, an infestation can result in serious economic damage necessitating treatment and repair or replacement of the affected timber. With other species, remedial action is unnecessary. In many situations, preventive measures can significantly reduce the damage caused by these wood-destroying insects.