Ron Gatrelle gatrelle at
Wed Jan 9 15:53:48 EST 2002

Jim -- How do you handle the vapona?  I have tried to use it a couple of
times but only found it in the big no-pest strip size which took lots of
cutting etc and lot of fumes which I did not like breathing.  BioQuip used
to sell it in paper pouches but I think they quit long ago and I also found
them too big.  More info needed.


----- Original Message -----
From: "1_iron" <1_iron at>
To: <cbird at>; <leps-l at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Dermestids

> Hi, Charley:
> You're doing exactly what I do; I change the vapona 2X each year.
> Jim Taylor
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles Bird" <cbird at>
> To: <leps-l at>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 11:28 AM
> Subject: Dermestids
> > Hi,
 Though I do not have a current problem, I would like to know what, in your
> experience, is the best way to prevent Dermestid beetles from getting
> a collection and of killing any that may have gotten into a box. My
> practice has been 3 days in the freezer if I discover a problem, also 3
> days in the freezer for anyone else's specimens that come my way. I have
> been using a 1 cm square of vapona in a corner of a specimen box as a
> deterent. Am I doing the right things? Can any of you recommend other, or
> better, methods?
> Charley
> Charles Bird, Box 22, Erskine, Alberta, Canada, T0C 1G0


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