Termite discovery

USDA scientists have identified a bacterium and two fungi that prey on Formosan termites, the imported pest that wreaks $1 billion in damage each year in the United States. Maureen Wright, a research microbiologist with the USDA, said that field testing could start as early as next spring. Wright notes that the regulatory loss of effective chemicals makes this an especially important discovery.

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