UH Termite Project presents free public information seminars in June

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Maria Aihara-Sasaki, (808) 956-2456
Project Coordinator
Kristen Bonilla, (808) 956-5039
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Jun 8, 2007

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

  • Thursday, June 14 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Windward Community College

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

  • Wednesday, June 20 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Moanalua High School

Registration is required for those interested in attending. For the Windward Community College seminar, call the Community School for Adults at 235-7433 or visit the website http://ocet.wcc.hawaii.edu/free.htm. For the Mililani High School seminar, call 622-1634 or visit the website http://wahcs.leilehua.k12.hi.us/. For the Moanalua High School seminar, call 837-8466 or visit the website www.macsa.k12.hi.us/. Additional seminars are scheduled for July and August at these three locations.

Homeowners who register to attend will learn 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 program 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 website 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