As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, now there are teenage mutant ninja termites roaming South Florida?
OK, so maybe they aren’t exactly teenage ninjas, but hybrid “super-termites” they could be!
You’ve heard me say time and time again that termites cost nearly $5 billion in damage every year – more than fire, storms and earthquakes combined, but that number may soon change… and not for the better!
The Asian and Formosan species of subterranean termites are not native to Florida and are two of the most destructive termite species in the world. It’s been a challenge learning how to control termites of these species because of how quickly each of them multiply on their own, but now researchers are saying that the hybrid colonies are reproducing at nearly double the rate!
To put it in perspective, consider this: Read the rest of this entry »