Current Status And Treatments For Anobium Punctatum
  Key Words  
  Biocides Directive, fumigation, anoxia
  Robert Child And David Pinniger
  This paper outlines the current status in Europe of Anobium punctatum and reviews its biology, environmental requirements and food sources. It will also review historic insecticidal treatment methods, their efficacy and the long term problems their residues may cause. It evaluates the efficacy of current treatments used both commercially and domestically for the control of outbreaks and the developing methods of monitoring, using insect traps and attractants, to detect the early presence of an infestation. It reviews the affect of the recent EU Biocides Regulations on chemical and non-chemical treatment options.