Hybrid termite in South Florida worries UF expert

"Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing.

Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destructive termite species in the world, responsible for much of the estimated $40 billion in economic losses attributed to termites annually."

It was only a matter of time…“Love is in the Air”! :cool:

Interesting read, thanks Roy!


For some reason it reminds me of Jurassic Park.

I haven’t see the damage from Asian termites, but I have witnessed the damage the Formosan is capable of. It ain’t pretty. Good post Roy.


I was one of the first to discover Formosan.
They made their carton nest in kitchen cabinets in a 2 story Hallandale condo.