Tree Termites Invade FloridaJanay Rickwalder
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
termites have moved into Dania Beach and experts are conferring
on how to battle the pests, the
Miami Herald reports.
Experts think the termites arrived from the Caribbean through
ports, and then landed in Dania Beach. The species was first
introduced to the U.S. in 2001 and was believed to be eradicated
until the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
(DACS) recently confirmed the
reemergence of this pest in Broward County, Florida.
Unlike most termites, the tree termite does not rely on
underground tunneling to travel. Instead, they forage on the ground
like ants, allowing them to spread quickly.
Because of their unique habits, tree termites have proven
difficult to control with existing treatment methods. The nest must
be located and destroyed, and the structure may require repeated
treatments in order to gain control. If you suspect a tree termite
infestation, it is important to contact a licensed pest