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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Termite awareness promoted

By Robbie Dingeman
Advertiser City Hall Writer

Honolulu Hale got a free termite treatment yesterday as Mayor Jeremy Harris marked the beginning of swarming season for the destructive insects by declaring Termite Awareness Day.

Local and national termite pest control officials donated the $10,000 ground treatment at city hall to help draw attention to the termite problem in Hawai'i. Karl Kisner, product manager of Aventis Environmental Science, which manufactures insecticide, said Honolulu is among the nation's top cities for termite-related expenses.

Kisner said Miami is the top city for termite expenses but that Honolulu is fairly high on most lists.

The national company and local business Sandwich Isle Termite and Pest Control chose March to make the donation, as swarming season begins this month and usually lasts through July.