UH Termite Project presents summer public information seminars

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Maria Aihara-Sasaki, (808) 956-2456
Project Coordinator
Kristen Bonilla, (808) 956-5039
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: May 25, 2006

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

  • Wednesday, May 31 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Windward Community College
  • Tuesday, June 20 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Moanalua High School
  • Thursday, June 29 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mililani High School
  • Tuesday, July 11 — 6:30 to 8:30p.m. at Windward Community College

Registration is required for those interested in attending, and can be done by contacting the Community School for Adults at 235-7433 for the Windward Community College seminars, 622-1634 for the Mililani High School seminar, and 837-8466 for the Moanalua 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.

The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), established in 1907 as the College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, is the founding college of the University of Hawaiʻi. The college is an integral part of the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa‘s Carnegie I Research Institution designation and is the Land Grant college of the University of Hawaiʻi system. CTAHR is federally mandated to fulfill the university‘s threefold Land Grant mission of instruction, scientific research, and outreach to address state needs. No other college in the University of Hawaiʻi has such an extensive mandate or interacts so closely with the citizens of the state. The UH Termite Project is administered by CTAHR‘s Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, one of the college‘s six departments. For more information, visit www.ctahr.hawaii.edu .

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