Termite experts present free seminars on termite control

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Maria Aihara-Sasaki, (808) 956-2456
Rsch Supp, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
Julian R. Yates III, 808-956-6747
Extension Specialist, PEPS
Posted: Jun 28, 2010

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 Wednesday, July 7 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKinley Community School for Adults, and on Thursday, July 22 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 McKinley High School Community School for Adults at 594-0540; and Windward Community College Office of Continuing Education & Training at 235-7433 or http://ocet.wcc.hawaii.edu/.
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 www2.hawaii.edu/~entomol. 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.