Termite experts to give free seminars on termite control

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Maria Aihara-Sasaki, (808) 956-2456
Research Support, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
Julian R. Yates III, (808) 956-6747
Extension Specialist, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
Posted: Jun 6, 2011

Termites are a serious problem throughout Hawai‘i, with costs to residents exceeding an estimated $100 million annually to control and repair termite damage. Homeowners will have the opportunity to gain tips on how to prevent and control these wood-eating insects at two free public information seminars sponsored by the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. 
Led by UH Mānoa termite experts Drs. Julian Yates and J. Kenneth Grace, the seminars will be held on Tuesday, June 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Windward Community College. There will be a question-and-answer session following each presentation.
Registration is required for those interested in attending, and can be done by contacting: Windward Community College Continuing Education at 235-7433 or http://windward.hawaii.edu/Continuing_Education/Course_Details.php?course=M07CS261.
The UH Mānoa 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.
For more information about termites and UH research projects, visit http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/termite/forthepublic/events/index.html. The website offers information on the various termite species found in the state, termite education in Hawai‘i’s public schools, a homeowner’s guide with tips to protect your home, and downloadable reference materials.