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Perfect Location

Located in the Southern part of Mississippi, the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station at McNeill was chosen as a test site because multiple active Formosan Subterranean termite colonies were located on the experiment station prior to establishment of the test site. Alates were captured within the test site in the spring/summer of 2004.

Formidable Pest

The average Formosan Subterranean termite colony will contain from 5-10 million individual termites and a single colony is capable of eating approximately 1,000 pounds of wood per year.

Innovative Solutions

The McNeill site is one of a few places in the world where the termite resistance of four-by-eight foot building panels and associated wall framing can be tested in replicated studies.


College of Forest Resources
Formosan Termites