UH Manoa Termite Project Presents Public Information Seminar

University of Hawaiʻi
Maria Aihara-Sasaki, 808/956-2456
Terminite Project Educate to Eradicate Coordinator
Kristen Bonilla, 808/956-5039
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: May 27, 2004

HONOLULU — The Termite Project ("Educate to Eradicate") of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources presents a series of free termite information seminars for the public with the next one scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Moanalua High School.

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 R. Yates III. Participants will also be able to ask and get answers to questions regarding termites and their homes.

To register for the seminar, call Moanalua High School Adult Education Program at 837-8466 by Friday, June 11. Registration is required to attend.

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, and repairs to public schools estimated at $241 million.

For more information about termites and UH research projects, visit 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.