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Educational Materials: Detailed Descriptions

Wood Preservation
Pesticide Application Compendium, Vol.3

Published 1992 · Publication 3335 · 92 pages

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Photo of cover of Wood Preservation.

This book is an easy-to-read, well-illustrated publication that addresses the specialized concerns of applicators in the field of wood preservation.

Wood Preservation contains new and updated information on managing wood-destroying pests, with special emphasis on safe and effective pest control through proper application techniques. University researchers, pest control professionals, and wood preservation experts contributed to the development of this book.

Study Guide and Essential Reference

This is an essential reference for anyone working with wood preservatives. It also makes an excellent text for classroom, workshop, and seminar instruction. When used in combination with the second edition of The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides, Volume 1 of the Pesticide Application Compendium, this book is the accepted study guide for anyone preparing for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) pesticide applicator examination in the wood preservation category.

Comprehensive Information

This book provides comprehensive information on wood preservation. Topics include:

  • applicator responsibility
  • careful use of preservatives
  • field application
  • commercial treatment
  • re-treatment of wood utility poles
  • wood-destroying pests, such as termites, decay fungi, carpenter ants and bees, wood-boring beetles, and marine borers

Pesticide Application Compendium

Wood Preservation is Volume 3 of the Pesticide Application Compendium. This series was originally written for professionals trying to meet California's tough applicator licensing requirements. It provides very useful information on all types of protective equipment and application procedures, with illustrations.

How to order

This publication is available from the UC ANR Communication Services catalog. It is also available by mail, by telephone, or through the ANR sales offices and many UC County Cooperative Extension offices. For locations and more information, see "How to Order Publications."

List of Contents

  • Introduction (Pesticide Concerns) · The Responsibility is Yours (Wood Preservation Categories · General Certification Standards · Important Note)
Use Wood Preservatives With Care
  • How Preservatives Can Injure People (Pentachlorophenol Poisoning) · Symptoms of Wood Preservative Poisoning · Applicator Safety · Protecting People · Protecting the Environment (Burning Treated Wood · Integrated Pest Management)
Preserving Wood: Field Application
  • Nonchemical Wood Preservation (Resistant Species · Controlling Moisture and Temperature · Protecting Wood from Weathering · The Pick Test) · Characteristics of Wood Preservatives (An Alternative Wood Preservative) · Applying Wood Preservatives in the Field (Methods of Field Application · Applying Wood Preservatives · Transporting Wood Preservatives · Handling Wood After Treatment · Preventing Unwanted Exposure · Storing Wood Preservatives · Handing Wood Preservatives · Wood Preservative Disposal)
Commercial Treatment of Wood
  • Treating Wood Products (Creosote-Type Preservatives · Oilborne Preservatives · What Is Creosote? · Waterborne Preservatives) · What Is Penta? · Preparing Wood for Treatment (What Are Inorganic Arsenicals? · Other Organic Metal Wood Preservatives · Transporting Preservatives to Treatment Facilities) · Commercial Application Methods (Mixing Wood Preservatives)
Re-treating Standing Wood Utility Poles
  • Types of Poles · Inspection · Re-treatment
Wood-Destroying Pests
  • Termites (Western Drywood Termite, Desert Drywood Termite · Western Subterranean Termite, Arid Land Subterranean Termite, Desert Subterranean Termite · Pacific Dampwood Termite, Nevada Dampwood Termite, Desert Dampwood Termite) · Wood-Destroying Fungi (Wood Rot · Mildews, Blue Stain Fungi, and Slime Molds) · Wood-Destroying Ants and Bees (Carpenter Ants · Carpenter Bees) · Wood-Boring Beetles (Powderpost Beetles · Deathwatch Beetles · False Powderpost Beetles · Other Wood-Boring Beetles) · Marine Borers (Molluscan Borers · European Shipworm · Northwest Shipworm · Crustacean Borers · Gribble)

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