UH Termite Project to present free informational seminar

To be held evening of June 7 at Windward Community College

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Maria Aihara-Sasaki, (808) 956-2456
Rsch Supp, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
Julian R. Yates III, 808-956-6747
Extension Specialist, PEPS
Posted: May 23, 2012

Termite workers and soldiers in a termite colony.
Termite workers and soldiers in a termite colony.
The UH Termite Project in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources invites the public to a free termite informational seminar on Thursday evening, June 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Windward Community College.
The "UH Termite Project: Educate to Eradicate" addresses research, extension and instruction, and brings scientists together with the community in an effort to control termite damage to residences and public buildings. 
Termites are a serious problem throughout Hawai‘i, costing residents an estimated $100 million-plus annually to control and repair termite damage.

Homeowners who register to attend the free public seminar will learn interesting facts about these wood-eating insects, including termite identification and biology.  They can gain tips on prevention and control from UH termite expert Dr. Julian Yates. 

Participants will also be able to ask questions and get answers about termites and their impact on homes. 

Registration is required.  Contact Windward Community College Continuing Education at 235-7433 or visit the website at http://windward.hawaii.edu/Continuing_Education/Course_Details.php?course=N06CS222/.

For more information about termites and UH research projects, see http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/termite/index.php. The web site offers information on the various termite species found in Hawai‘i, termite education in Hawai‘i’s public schools, as well as a homeowner’s guide with tips on protecting homes and downloadable reference materials.