New hybrid termite may be severe threat to Florida houses

March 25, 2015 8:56 PM

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Their love crossed the barrier between species, and now a new kind of termite may be chewing its way through South Florida's houses.

Scientists at the University of Florida have confirmed the Asian and Formosan subterranean termites – both formidable non-native species -- are mating in South Florida's neighborhoods. It's unclear yet whether they will be able to tolerate the cooler temperatures of Central Florida, one of the many ...

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