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Formosan Termite Awareness

formosan-termites-CastnerWe are getting homeowners ready to roll out the unwelcome mat to Formosan termites in the panhandle!

Homeowner education on this serious, invasive pest will be a team effort between the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and UF/IFAS Extension spanning across three counties during the month of April.  Formosan termites will begin swarming in May and we want to get homeowners ready.


Annually, Formosan termites cause $1 Billion of damage in the US alone, and the Gulf Coast is a known hot spot for these invasive pests.  Come learn about them and find out simple things you can do to protect your home.  Bring your pest control contracts for help in understanding your coverage. 

Topics covered include:  

  • Formosan termite biology including simple ways to ID them
  • Available Formosan termite pest control protection for you home
  • Florida law and building code pertaining to termites
  • What you can do-identify and fix the weaknesses in and around your home
  • Bring your Pest Control Contracts for review by FDACS experts.

Please come join us at one of the four meetings:

Escambia County Meeting:

Tuesday, April 7th from 6-8pm at Escambia County Extension, 3740 Stefani Rd., Cantonment, FL

South Santa Rosa County Meeting:

Thursday, April 9thfrom 6-8pm at Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze, FL

North Santa Rosa County Meeting:

Tuesday, April 14th from 6-8pm at Santa Rosa County Extension, 6263 Dogwood Dr., Milton, FL

Okaloosa County Meeting: 

Wednesday, April 15th from 5:30-7:30pm at Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Dr., Niceville, FL    (For this meeting please contact Sheila Dunning for info and to register: sdunning@ufl.edu)

For more info please contact:   Johanna.Welch@FreshFromFlorida.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

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