Urban Entomology Program
Centre for Urban and Community Studies
University of Toronto
Dr. Timothy G. Myles, Director
455 Spadina Ave, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2G8  Canada
E-mail: t.myles@utoronto.ca 
Tel: (416) 978-5755      Fax: (416) 978-7162

Faculty of Forestry Crest

Remember to bookmark this site (http://www.utoronto.ca/forest/termite/termite.htm)

Urban Entomology Program
            (staff photos)

  Publications and Media (with printable pdf files)

            Myles’ Publications

            Newspaper and Magazine Articles

            TV Clips: 1) @ Discovery Canada,  2) Animal Tracks,  3) Just Ask Jon Eakes



  The Termite Situation In Toronto & Ontario 

            The first 25 years—Kirby’s Report, 1965

City of Toronto Termite Bylaw

Distribution of Northern Termites
            History of Termite Control & Funding in Ontario

MOE Report on Status of Termite Infestations in Ontario (1989) (part 1, part 2, part 3)

1993 Termite Report: City of Toronto

First Termite Shield on Toronto House

Termite Control Project, City of Toronto: Final Report, 2002 (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8)

Termite Control Project, City of Guelph: Final Report, 2002 (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Termite Control Project, City of Pickering: Final Report, 2002 (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)

Advancing Termite Control In Canada

Geocoding of Termite Distribution in Toronto

New Toronto Ward Map

Intensity of Termite Infestation by Toronto Wards and Councillor Contact Information

Proposal for funding to City of Toronto: Termites & Bedbugs


   Termite Control Methods

            Manifesto of a termite researcher

            Yard Wood Management
            Physical Barriers for Subterranean Termite Control

            Block-wide Termite Control (BTC)



World of Termites in Cyberspace  > TOUR STARTS HERE

Photo Links:
            List of all 288 termite genera in the world with links to soldier photos
            List of 181 termite genera with photo links
            Photographic plates of termite soldier mandibles
            Photographic plates of termite worker mouthparts
            Photographic plates of termite worker legs

Termites of the World by Continent

  Genus and Species Lists

            North American
            South American

Illustrated Termites of North America

            Family Keys by Alate or Soldier
            Mandibles of North American Termite Soldiers
            Termopsidae (Rottenwood Termites)
            Kalotermitidae (Dampwood and Drywood Termites)
            Rhinotermitidae (Subterranean Termites)
            Termitidae (Higher Termites)



            Termite Biology
            Termite Taxonomy  (clickable  thumbnails ! ! )

            Termite Phylogeny

            Beneficial Uses of Termites

(including Decompiculture and Termiticulture)


            Termite Movies  (Spectacular Animated GIF files!)
        Termite Picture Gallery (some new pics)

        SEM - Scanning Electron Microscopy

            Use of Termites in Prospecting for Gold
            Anatomy of a termite, Hoplotermes amplus
            Home Inspection and Termite Control Options
            Tent Fumigation for Drywood Termite Control
            An In-Door Flight of Subterranean Termites

            Video of Coptotermes deep inside a stump (EverestVIT: 1, 2, 3, 4)
            The nest and castes of Constrictotermes cyphergaster

            Termites as agricultural pests in Saudi Arabia
            First record of the genus Microcerotermes in the United States
            Mysterious shelter tube structures in California driveway
            Worldwide Database of Termite Morphology
            Science Magazine NetWatch announcement Oct. 24, 03

            Amitermes of Venezuela

            Canine Termite Detection in Toronto

PowerPoint Presentations

          Evolution and Ecology of Wood

          Advancing Termite Control in Canada

            Block-wide Termite Control (BTC)

            Block-wide Termite Control is a Reality

            Drywood Termite Control Options for the Azores

            Review of the History of Termite Taxonomy

            Gnathamitermes and Two Related New Genera

            Physical Barriers for Subterranean Termite Control

            Studies of Ants and Termites at the Nevada Test Site

            Termite Resistance of Royal Building System

            Termite Resistance Lab Testing

            The Bug Barrier Tree Band

            Termites of Catalina Island


Further Resources

            Fun Facts
            Publications (New pdf files)
            Termites 101
            Link Screen
            Termite Tables
            Other Wood Pests
            Newsletter - Termite Tips
            Termitologist's Bookshelf
            Termite-Related Dissertations
            Viewer Questions and Answers -- Dec. 2003
            Viewer Questions and Answers -- Apr. 2000
            Viewer Questions and Answers -- Feb. 2000
            Viewer Questions and Answers -- Jan. 2000
            Viewer Questions and Answers -- Dec, 1999
            Viewer Questions and Answers -- Nov, 1999
            Viewer Questions and Answers -- Dec 1998 - Oct 1999
            Subterranean Termite Zones of North America
            Contract Testing of Building Materials for Termite Resistance

            Integrated Pest Management in Housing by Sam Bryks

            Potential of radionuclides in the control of subterranean termites

Termite Web Resources

            International Isoptera Society (IIS) Homepage

R. Constantino's Catalog of the Living Termites of the New World
A. Brune's feature on Termite Guts: World's Smallest Bioreactors
Operation Full Stop--Coptotermes Control Program in New Orleans
Under US EPA Review, Dow Agrees to Remove Dursban from Market
Biology and Control of Termites (Cupims) in Brazil (new)
United States Department of Agriculture Extension Service (new)
The Biology of Macrotermes (VHS Video) by R.H. Leuthold & J. Affolter (New)
Termites in the Tree of Life (new)

Links to Other Termite Sites


  Other Insects:

            Bed bugs in Toronto

            Gladiators: Order Mantophasmatodea

            The Bug Barrier Tree Band for Cankerworm Control

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