Assessing the Effectiveness of a Range of Treatment Options for Protecting Wood Poles against Termite Attack
This study aimed to:
- Identify the most best treatments for controlling termites in wood power poles
- Reduce the costs borne by power supply companies associated with controlling termites
- Identify alternatives to arsenic trioxide dust
Ten different treatments were applied to over 450 poles in a diverse range of environments in NSW. After treatment, poles were inspected 1, 6 and 12 months after treatment to determine treatment effectiveness. All treatments were effective to some extent, and a number were comparable to arsenic trioxide.