UH Termite Project presents public information seminars in June and July

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Maria Aihara-Sasaki, (808) 956-2456
Project Coordinator
Kristen Bonilla, (808) 956-5039
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Jun 1, 2005

HONOLULU — The Termite Project of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources presents a series of upcoming public information seminars:

· Wednesday, June 22 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Moanalua High School

· Tuesday, July 19 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mililani High School

· Thursday, July 21 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Moanalua High School

Registration is required for those interested in attending, and can be done by contacting the Community School for Adults at 384-6824 for Moanalua High School seminars, and the Community School for Adults at 622-1634 for the Mililani High School seminar.

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

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.

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.

For more information, visit: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~entomol