Termites play an essential role in recycling dead plant material. The problem comes when they start trying to recycle houses and other things we humans want to keep! This webinar will be presented by Dr. Xing Ping Hu, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University."Termites cause up to $5 billion in damage per year," Dr. Hu says. "Termites eat non-stop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 12 months a year."
Mallory Kelley, a Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will moderate the webinar. "The word termite often scares people and for good reason," Kelley says. "They are the most destructive wood insect in our state and the most costly to control."
Learn how termites live and what you need to know to prevent them from recycling your things. Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event. For more webinars in this series, see All Bugs Good and Bad 2014 Webinar Series. The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Imported Fire Ants, Urban IPM, Bee Health, and Invasive Species; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
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