Island Arthropod Macroecology

Control and erradication plan for of the drywwod termite Cryptotermes brevis in Azores

  • DRAM Azores
  • Services Acquisition
  • 2015 to 2020

After ten years of scientific research, with a remarkable public and private investment, there is expertise in the biology of four termite species known in the Azores. Moreover, there are strategies for control of various species.

For the period 2015-2024 is intended to develop an integrated strategy giving priority to actions to reducing the impact of termite in the Azores and possibly its eradication in localized areas, with emphasis on drywood termites.

Task 1 - Technical training of Municipalities (2015)

Task 2 – Zonation (2015)

Task 3 - Risk Maps (2015-2016)

Task 4 - Combat and eradicate termites (2016-2024)

Funding Institution:

DRAM -Azores


Mayor of Angra do Heroísmo and Mayor of Praia da Vitória (Terceira), Natural Park of Faial, Mayor of Callheta (S. Jorge), Mayor of Lajes (Pico), Mayor of Ponta Delgada (S. Miguel), Mayor of Vila do Porto (S. Maria)