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What is your termite risk in Florida? UF/IFAS scientists explain – it depends where you live


May 18, 2022

You’re most likely to notice termites during their swarming activity, but colonies infesting trees and structures are active year-round in Florida. This puts properties at risk for costly damages and trees vulnerable to high winds. Scientists ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Edis, Lyle Buss, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF Insect ID Lab, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida Termite Collection

Termite season: UF/IFAS scientist answers common questions, corrects misconceptions


March 30, 2022

Termite Awareness Week began March 13, just in time for swarming season.   Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) in Fort Lauderdale conduct year-round research on the invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Entomology And Nematology, Formosan Subterranean Termites, Formosan Termites, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Urban Entomology

Termite season is coming: Local UF scientist explains what to know at free March 1 webinar


February 24, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla -- Termite season in Florida is around the corner, and experts at UF/IFAS are ready to help. On March 1, Thomas Chouvenc, a termite expert and assistant professor at the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Extension Broward Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer Program

A Changing Landscape in Subterranean Termite Control


March 4, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease
Tags: Insects, Invasive Species, IPM Florida, Subterranean Termites, Termite Control, Termites
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As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know


March 3, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Rudolg Scheffrahn, South Florida, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center
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UF study on termites’ evolution tells us they are much more than wood-eating roaches


January 11, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS FLREC

UF researchers work feverishly to manage south Florida’s biggest threat: Invasive termites


February 26, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Subterranean termites cause about $32 billion in damage worldwide. In fact, researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences predict two of the most invasive subterranean termite species ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Hybrid Species, IFAS, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, News, South Florida, Termites

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