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A Changing Landscape in Subterranean Termite Control

This is a summary of a recent presentation by Dr. Thomas Chouvenc on the importance of termite colony biology on control methods Termites evolved from cockroaches 150 million years ago. There are now over 3,000 termite species worldwide,… Read More

As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know

Termite Awareness Week 2021 takes place March 7-13 Some people mistakenly think termites are only busy during this time of the year. UF/IFAS researchers in Davie, Florida, show us otherwise. While termites are often noticed during their swarming… Read More

UF study on termites’ evolution tells us they are much more than wood-eating roaches

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Go beyond our common perceptions of termites, like a University of Florida scientist did, and you’ll find they do much more than eat wood and destroy homes, other buildings and trees.   Thomas Chouvenc, an assistant professor of entomology at… Read More

Termite Swarms

With the start of rainy season upon us, it also means residents will begin to see termite swarms, specifically West Indian drywood termites (Cryptotermes brevis). Here in the Florida Keys we have two economically damaging termites, Asian subterranean… Read More

In Florida two invasive termite species are mating due to sex pheromone confusion

DAVIE, Fla. – When species exhibit unexpected mating behaviors, it begs the critical question as to why. A study published back in 2015 by UF/IFAS researchers reported unusual mating behaviors between two invasive termite species in Florida known… Read More

Formosan Subterranean Termites

Compared to the native subterranean termite, the Formosan subterranean termite (FST) is more destructive.1 UF/IFAS researchers predict Formosan subterranean termites, along with Asian subterranean termites, will become an even greater threat to Florida in the decades to come.2… Read More