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Reticulitermes flavipes termites

Reticulitermes flavipes termites

With multiple species of termites responsible for structural damage in the U.S.—such as rapid Reticulitermes flavipes, shown here—identification is a critical part of management efforts. A team of researchers has developed a faster ID method that uses a genetic tool called inter-simple sequence repeats. (Photo by Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

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