Posts with the tag: "termites in hawaii"
The consistently temperate climate in Hawaii makes it the ideal home for a host of plants, insects, and wildlife, many of which did not originate in this state. Termites are one of them--or I should say seven of them. The two worst termite species are the Formosan subterranean termite and the West Indian drywood termite, neither of which existed on the islands past around a hundred years ago. Within one human lifetime these termite species have gone from a few random occurrences, to $100 million in property damage each year.
No one likes the thought of termites destroying their home and property. And with good reason! These wood destroying pests cost homeowners in Honolulu and throughout Hawaii and even in the states, billions of dollars in property damages every year. Ground termites in Honolulu form their colonies underground and this does not make them easy to identify which is one of the reasons that they are capable of causing so much damage and destruction unbeknownst to us.