University of Hawaii Termite Project
The Formosan subterranean (ground) termite is currently the most economically important insect pest in the state of Hawaii. Costs to residents of the State to control and repair termite damages have been estimated to exceed $100 million annually. The UH Termite project: Educate to Eradicate, led by Dr. J. Kenneth Grace and Dr. Julian R. Yates III and directed by Ms. Maria Aihara-Sasaki, is a statewide program intended to suppress termites through research and education. The project is federally funded by the United States Department of Argiculture, Agricultural Research Services.