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 experts Drs. Julian Yates and J. Kenneth Grace, the seminars will be held on Thursday, September 16 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKinley Community School for Adults, and on Wednesday, September 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Windward Community College. There will be a question-and-answer session following each 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 about termites and UH research projects, visit http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/termite/forthepublic/events/index.html.
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.