Tag: Thomas Chouvenc

UF study shows “pretty” termites do the most damage

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Termites may be “pretty” in the eyes of a scientist, but don’t let good looks fool you: The prettier termites are more destructive than their uglier counterparts, a University of Florida researcher says. Scientists… Read More

Two most destructive termite species forming superswarms in South Florida, UF/IFAS study finds

UF/IFAS entomology Professor Nan-Yao Su GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two of the most destructive termite species in the world — responsible for much of the $40 billion in economic loss caused by termites annually — are now swarming simultaneously… Read More

UF/IFAS research: termite ‘poop’ nest material creates natural antibiotic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkn0kp4FsVc GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For some 50 years, scientists have tried — but failed — to find a way to use microbes as a means of biological control for destructive subterranean termites. University of Florida researchers have now… Read More