Termite experts to give public seminar on termite control, damage
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jul 13, 2012
Formosan subterranean termite contains millions of individuals, causing extensive damage to homes.
Formosan subterranean termite soldier.
The enlarged abdomen of a mature termite queen allows her to lay thousands of eggs per day.
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 a free public information seminar sponsored by the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
Led by UH Mānoa termite expert J. Kenneth Grace, the seminar will be held on Thursday, July 26, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Windward Community College. There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation.
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 on termites and UH research projects, see http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/termite/index.php.
The website offers information on various termite species found in the state, termite education in Hawai‘i’s public schools, a homeowner’s guide with tips to protect homes, and downloadable reference materials.
For more information, visit: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/termite/index.php