The presence of termites is one of the most frequent and troublesome causes of deterioration to the wooden parts of historical and artistic building. The presence of termites cannot easily be detected as they build hidden tunnel to facilitate undisturbed movement from their nest to the wooden structure that they infest, making treatment harder. In this work we are going to discuss the presence of two species of termites in a XVI C. villa in the suburbs of the city of Palermo, Villa Naselli di Gela Ambleri, where termites have infested some wooden window frames, built at the beginning of the last century. Particularly, we are going to look at the damage caused and the way the problem was resolved. The choice of the intervention techniques will be examined along with the financial implications to the private owner of this historical complex. The intervention used tried to mediate between the technical requirements of termite prevention / control and the financial commitment faced.
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Rivista||SCIENZA E BENI CULTURALI|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2009|