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Do you have photos of the swarmers or any damage/termite galleries that would 
get you started with a positive ID. It is possible to have subterranean 
termites in the garden that have not yet made it to the structure or they have 
but are not presenting obvious visible mud tubes at this time. Any old stumps 
near the building /garden area can create major hot spots and would need 
immediate attention if activity were present.JTV






Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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     Integrated Pest Management

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On Nov 7, 2017, at 1:07 PM, Ozge Gencay-Ustun 
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Dear All,

I have an inquiry about termites, too. We have drywood termites infested in the 
wooden beams (vertical beams and roof elements) of our new building, where we 
have moved our library and where our conservation lab and collections areas are 
(so from time to time we will have objects in those areas). Our other museum 
collections (mainly ethnographic) are in other part of the building where there 
is no wooden structure there, so I might say they are fairly safe, right now.

In addition, one of our conservators suspects that we may also have 
subterranean termites. We have a small Native garden next to the building, but 
I didn’t see any subterranean termite tunnels there, I only saw the drywood 
termites (red-bodied swarmers with wings of branchy veins). I found all of them 
dead on the floor of the library’s cool storage room and one of them was live 
caught in an insect trap.

To eliminate the drywood termites what would be recommended? Would using a bait 
matrix containing an insect growth regulator, hexaflumuron work on drywood 
termites as well? Do you think it would work better than injecting those wooden 
beams and soil with termiticide?

Thanks,

Özge Gençay-Üstün
Assistant Conservator

AUTRY MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Direct: 323.495.4328
E-mail: ogencay-us...@theautry.org<mailto:ogencay-us...@theautry.org>

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