Termites are invading South Georgia

The side of this house has termite damage.
The side of this house has termite damage.

January 22, 2004

Cairo - Formosan termites are not commonly found in Georgia, but have recently been found in at least 15 Georgia locations, including homes and trees in Cairo.

The termites got here through RailRoad ties brought in from Louisiana. Charles Dixon says, "We don't want to alarm anybody, but we want people to be aware that these particular termites have the ability to do more damage just because the numbers of the colony."

Property damage and control costs of Formosans run more than $1 billion a year nationwide.

posted at 4:35 PM by karen.collier@walb.com