Studying the parental behaviors of termites has provided a University of Florida scientist with a rare look into how a queen and king pair push the limits of parenthood.
The result is a look at how the queen and king work the hardest ... READ MORE
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
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
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
Over the weekend I noticed weak-flying subterranean termite swarmers drifting through the air. This is not as much a fearful observation as it is one of keeping a vigilant eye out for this wood-destroying insect pest. Let’s take ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
First of all, the termite history . . .
Termites are over 100 million years. Termites are an adaptive animal to exists after 100 million years.
They eat the plant's fiber, found in dead and decaying wood. This makes them “recyclers ... READ MORE