Secret Site Map
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Home News Asian Termites on the Move in Florida

Asian Termites on the Move in Florida

Technical

The invasive termite has spread throughout parts of Palm Beach County, including Peanut Island, WPTV reports.

| September 5, 2013

Related: [Emerging Species} New Opportunity?

PCT reported on the emergence of Asian subterranean termite in May 2005. Click here to access this article.

PEANUT ISLAND, Fla. - The invasive termite has spread throughout parts of Palm Beach County, including Peanut Island, WPTV reports.

 

"We've noticed a major uptick in the number of termites calls that we've had," said Beach Environmental exterminator David Sprague.

Instead of colonies in the thousands, Asian termites have colonies in the millions. And their damage is much more extensive.

"Typically the termites that we have here will eat a portion of the wood, and leave a portion of the wood... this termite just seems like it just eats in full, whatever it goes after."

University of Florida Professor of Entomology Rudolf Scheffrahn says he has studied samples from Peanut Island.  The termites can travel by air or by boat.  More samples have now confirmed that Asian Termites are in Riviera Beach and spreading. Beach Environmental says its exterminators saw the population move from Congress to Military Trail over the course of three months.

Read more.

Source: WPTV

 

Top news

Plague Confirmed in Colorado Teen’s Death

The Larimer County (Colo.) Health Department confirmed that a teen died from the plague earlier this month.

Massey Services Acquires EcoShield Pest Control

Orlando, Fla.-based Massey Services has acquired EcoShield Pest Control of Atlanta and EcoShield of Austin, Texas.

Video: Terminix's 'Mosquitonado' Ad

In advance of the July 22 release of “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” Terminix has released a trailer for an equally over-the-top parody, “Mosquitonado,” based on the world’s actual deadliest animal: mosquitoes.

Bed Bugs Discovered in UN Building

Staff at the United Nations' New York headquarters got a message informing them of the presence of bed bugs.

World's Largest Eradication to Save Birds Complete

The South Georgia Heritage Trust has concluded the baiting phase of its multi-year project to remove invasive rodents which have destroyed most of the native birds on one of the world’s most important seabird sanctuaries.

x