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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Insect Barrier System for Prevention of the Passage of Crawling Insects

item Carlson, David
item Geden, Christopher

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: June 13, 2001
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The system and method for preventing the passage of crawling insects upon the exterior surface of an object includes a member having an inner surface, adapted to be disposed adjacent to the exterior surface of the object, an opposed outer suface that has a low coefficient of friction for preventing the insects from traversing the outer surface since the crawling insects are unable to obtain sufficient traction with the outer surface of the member, a means for affixing the member to the exterior surface of the object so that the insects are forced to attempt to traverse the outer surface of the member in order to reach the exterior surface of the object above the member.

Last Modified: 4/22/2015