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Public urged to be aware of termite swarming season

September 21, 2015 1:15 am

Residents living in termite-affected areas have been warned to take precautionary measures to prevent termite swarms from entering and forming colonies in and around homes and compounds.

The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji is urging residents to close all windows and doors from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and to light small fires in controlled areas outside their homes.

They have also been urged to switch off lights during this time.

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Areas most likely to be affected by termite swarms are Tomuka, Kashmir, Field 40, Naikabula, Saru and parts of Waiyavi in Lautoka.

Termite-swarming season is from mid-September through October.

The authority says precautionary measures will greatly reduce the likelihood that termites will enter homes and cause destruction.

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