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Tag: formosan

Wegner: Formosan-Subterranean-Termite

Formosans found in La Mesa

August 13, 2018 By
Mike Edelen, a wood-destroying organism (WDO) inspector at Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc. in San Diego, Calif., recently discovered a new colony of Formosan subterranean termites in La Mesa, half a mile from the original 1992... Read more»
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Syngenta adds drywoods to Altriset label

March 24, 2016 By
Altriset termiticide from Syngenta Professional Pest Management (PPM) is now labeled for control of drywood termites, in addition to Eastern subterranean and Formosan termites. “We understand PMPs can’t take a chance on termite control that doesn’t meet their business needs,”... Read more»
Nan-Yao Su

UF/IFAS: Hybrid termite species could spell trouble

April 6, 2015 By
Dr. Nan-Yao Su and a team of additional University of Florida entomologists have found that Asian (Coptotermes gestroi) and Formosan (C. formosanus) subterranean termites are beginning to mate and start new hybrid colonies in South Florida. Their findings have been... Read more»
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Fact vs. Fiction: Formosan Termites

April 17, 2014 By
Fiction: Formosan termites chew through everything, including steel and concrete. Fact: Formosan termites (Coptotermes formosanus) will attack non-wood substances such as plastics, foam insulation, plaster, asphalt, sealant between water pipes, thin copper or lead sheeting while searching for cellulose to... Read more»