UH Termite Project presents free public information seminars

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Maria Aihara-Sasaki, (808) 956-2456
UH Termite Project
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
Manoa Chancellor's Office
Posted: Jun 3, 2008

HONOLULU — The Termite Project of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources presents three upcoming public information seminars:

  • Tuesday, June 17 — 6:30 to 8:30p.m. at Mililani High School

  • Wednesday, June 25 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Moanalua High School

  • Wednesday, July 23 — 6:30 to 8:30p.m. at Windward Community College

Registration is required for those interested in attending. For the Mililani High School seminar, call 622-1634 or visit the website http://wahcs.leilehua.k12.hi.us/. For the Moanalua High School seminar, call 837-8466 or visit the website http://www.macsa.k12.hi.us/. For the Windward Community College seminar, call the Community School for Adults at 235-7433 or visit the website http://ocet.wcc.hawaii.edu/free.htm.

Homeowners who register to attend will find out interesting facts about these wood-eating insects including termite identification and biology, and gain tips on how to prevent and control them from UH termite expert Dr. Julian Yates. Participants will also be able to ask and get answers to questions regarding termites and their homes.

The UH 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. Termites are a serious problem throughout Hawaiʻi with costs to Hawaiʻi residents estimated to exceed $100 million annually to control and repair termite damage.

For more information about termites and UH research projects, visit http://www2.hawaii.edu/~entomol. The web site offers information on the various termite species found in Hawaiʻi, termite education in Hawaiʻi‘s public schools, as well as a homeowner‘s guide with tips on protecting your home and downloadable reference materials.

For more information, visit: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~entomol/