All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Straight Talk About Termites

Termites play an essential role in recycling dead plant material.  The problem comes when they start trying to recycle houses and other things we humans want to keep!  This webinar will be presented by Dr. Xing Ping Hu, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University."Termites cause up to $5 billion in damage per year," Dr. Hu says. "Termites eat non-stop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 12 months a year."  

Mallory Kelley, a Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will moderate the webinar. "
The word termite often scares people and for good reason," Kelley says. "They are the most destructive wood insect in our state and the most costly to control." 

Learn how termites live and what you need to know to prevent them from recycling your things. Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event.  For more webinars in this series, see All Bugs Good and Bad 2014 Webinar Series. The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Imported Fire Ants, Urban IPM, Bee Health, and Invasive Species; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Photo Credit: USDA-ARS Photo Unit, USDA-ARS,

Created by Kathy Flanders


It was extremely difficult to follow the English dialect of the presenter.

Avatar_placeholder Jerry Shonk

almost 3 years ago

Neil, you can see the recording of the webinar on youtube:

Avatar_placeholder Kathy Flanders

almost 3 years ago

Very interesting. I have been studying termite control for the past 12 years as my family owns a pest control business However, I must say I have never been presented with an opportunity to learn on how termites actually live. In my opinion any time we can get into the mind of the antagonist it can lead to a quicker, more efficient victory. I am upset I this lecture by Dr. Xing Ping Hu, was it by chance posted anywhere else? 

Avatar_placeholder Neil Hodges

about 3 years ago