Video shows subterranean termite’s damage to a house

By |  March 27, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BBQLQoovWI

The University of Florida released a stop-motion video to raise awareness to Florida residents about their risk of structural damage resulting from termite activity.

The video represents an analogy of damage the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus) can have to a structure.

Thomas Chouvenc, Ph.D., assistant professor of urban entomology at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, put together the video to explain why it is important to get termite inspections regularly, especially in areas where these termites are established.

“We live in an area with a high termite pressure, especially from various invasive species, and usually people realize they have a termite problem too late, when serious damage has already occurred,” Chouvenc tells EntomologyToday.org.

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