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Island Arthropod Macroecology

Control of the Termite Reticulitermes species in Praia da Vitória (Terceira) and Horta (Faial)

  • DRAM Azores
  • Services Acquisition
  • 2015 to 2019
Summary:

Two species of subterranean termites are known in the Azores, the European termite, Reticulitermes grassei known of Horta and the American eastern subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes in the American Quarter in the city of Praia da Vitória. The eastern subterranean termite was recently found in a new location in the Lajes Caldeira, Victoria Beach.

This projects aims to:

a) conduct a detailed field survey in the locality where it was recently located a reoccurrence of the eastern subterranean termite species in the Lajes Caldeira, Victoria Beach, and determine the area affected by the species.

b) conduct a detailed field survey in Horta for Reticulitermes grassei and determine the area affected by the species.

c) perform a erradication in the two locations.


Funding Institution:

DRAM -Azores.


Partners:

Mayor of Praia da Vitória (Terceira) and Natural Park of Faial.