Re: GBlist: GBList: Alternatives to Dursban

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Fri, 14 Mar 97 23:05:15 CDT,Internet (txinfinet) writes:
>In Hawaii a product called a basaltic termite barrier has proven
>effective. It is a gravel with a mesh size where termites cannot travel
>through the interstitial spaces yet too large and heavy for termites to

>It is used in new construction. I haven't seen anything like this on
>the mainland, though it may be available.....

See the section of the Sustainable Building Sourcebook on non-tox termite
control at

There is a section of the guidelines on using sand barriers.

Bill Christensen


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