Secret Site Map
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Home News Termites Essential for Human Survival, Study Says

Termites Essential for Human Survival, Study Says

Termite Control

A study conducted by the centre for pollution control and environmental engineering at the Pondicherry University has found that termites are essential for the survival of mankind.

| December 30, 2013

A study conducted by the centre for pollution control and environmental engineering at the Pondicherry University has found that termites are essential for the survival of mankind.

The study says if termites are eradicated, all the presently vegetated surface of the earth would soon be sealed-off by the debris of fallen wood and twigs, making any land-based primary production activity impossible.

"If its population is continuously threatened, then global agricultural productivity would be harmed. The situation will lead us to depend heavily on chemical fertilizers, resulting in greater greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution," says senior professor and head (pollution control and environmental engineering) S A Abbasi, who is the principal invigilator of the research project.

The department of biotechnology funded the research project.

Click here to read the entire article.

Top news

Bill That Would Impact Neonicotinoid Use in California on Governor's Desk

AB 1789, which would create a timeline for the Department of Pesticide Regulation to complete its current reevaluation of neonicotinoids, has passed the legislature and is now awaiting the governor's signature.

Arrow Exterminators Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The company joins the fight to beat ALS with donation and ice water dousing.

WSJ Article Asks 'Where Are New York's Bed Bugs Now?'

A recent Wall Street Journal article examines how NYC is faring since 2010 when the city reached its bed bug peak.

Win a Copy of 'The Myths of Creativity'

The featured speaker at June’s PCT Top 100 event was David Burkus, author of “The Myths of Creativity.” Enter your name in a drawing to win a copy of his book.

Podcast: Learn About Terminix's M&A Involvement

Jason Bailey, vice president, mergers & acquisitions at ServiceMaster (parent company of Terminix), discusses a variety of issues related to Terminix's M&A involvement. Terminix was a sponsor of the recent PCT M&A Virtual Conference.