University of Florida researchers have successfully paired two destructive termite species, the Asian & Formosan Termite. Both species are the most destructive termites in the world. Between Asian Termites and Formosan Termites, they cost property owners over $40 billion every year throughout the world. These termites have only been found in Taiwan, Hawaii, and not Florida.
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Thomas Chouvenc, a researcher and entomologist for the University of Florida warns that we may have a super termite threat in our near future. While Dr. Chouvenc was out collecting specimens for his termite research, he caught both of these termites in the exact same location. What makes this so important is that it was believed that Asian and Formosan termites had different mating seasons. It was very odd that they would swarm together. Dr. Chovenc brought the termites back to the lab for further study. This is where he found that a male Asian subterranean termites are highly attracted to female Formosan subterranean termites. If the male Asian termite is given a choice, it will choose to mate with the Formosan termite female every time! The offspring that they produce is much hardier and much more destructive than their parents or any other termite. They have found that the Super Termite is twice as destructive as Asian and Formosan termites!
Not only do these Super Termites cause approximately double the damage of their parents, they breed much more quickly than them as well. Research shows that the hybrid termite colonies can product offspring at 20-200 percent faster than the Asian termite or Formosan termite species. This is around double the amount of termites per colony!
We are still not sure if the new hybrids will be able to reproduce or create new colonies on their own, but since termite colonies can live for over 20 years, hybrids reproducing on their own is very possible. Click Here To Schedule Termite Prevention Today!
When termite swarmers are found on your property in South Florida, whether they are super termites or any other species, it is imperative that your home or business is protected. Florida Environmental will take care of your all of your Termite Control needs for a fair price. Guaranteed!
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