Secret Site Map
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Home News Video: Allen Fugler on Conehead Termite Eradication Efforts

Video: Allen Fugler on Conehead Termite Eradication Efforts

People

Fugler, EVP of the FPMA, discusses effort to secure funding to help the industry eradicate the invasive conehead termite.

| May 17, 2013

PMPs, researchers and state and federal regulators are coming together in southern Florida to squash a threatening invasive termite that could have ramifications in other parts of the country. The problematic termite is Nasutitermes corniger, originally referred to as the tree termite, but now being called the conehead termite (see related PCT article).

A joint partnership between the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and independent pest management firms called the Florida Invasive Termite Initiative (FITI) is underway. The goal is to educate the public, catalog infestations, and treat and remove identified colonies. FPMA Executive Vice President said the initiative has been seeking state matching federal funding, and at NPMA Legislative Day, attendees from Florida encouraged their congressional delegation to seek and obtain federal funding to supplement state funds that would allow for FDACS to train and contract with Florida pest management professionals to inspect and treat properties for and destroy the conehead termite.

Update: Fugler said Florida Invasive Termite Initiative continues working with its congressional delegation to obtain state and federal funding, but the group has moved ahead with program development.

Watch a video interview with Fugler about the conehead termite.

 

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