Professor to give seminars on termite controlUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Oct. 23, 2009
Termites are a serious problem throughout Hawai‘i, with costs to residents exceeding an estimated $100 million annually to control and repair termite damage. Homeowners will have the opportunity to gain tips on how to prevent and control these wood-eating insects at two free public information seminars sponsored by the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
Led by UH Mānoa termite expert Dr. Julian Yates, the seminars will be held on Monday, November 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Moanalua High School, and on Tuesday, November 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Windward Community College. There will be a question-and-answer session following each presentation.
Registration is required for those interested in attending, and can be done by contacting the Community School for Adults at 235-7433 or online at http://ocet.wcc.hawaii.edu/free.htm for the Windward Community College seminar, and 837-8466 or online at www.macsa.k12.hi.us for the Moanalua High School seminar.
The UH Mānoa Termite Project: Educate to Eradicate addresses research, extension and instruction, and brings UH scientists together with the community in an effort to control termite damage to residences and public buildings.
For more information about termites and UH research projects, visit http://www2.hawaii.edu/~entomol/. The website offers information on the various termite species found in the state, termite education in Hawai‘i’s public schools, a homeowner’s guide with tips to protect your home, and downloadable reference materials.