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Home The Termite People Dr. Minoru Tamashiro

Minoru Tamashiro, Ph.D.
Emeritus Entomologist

Department of Plant and Environmental
Protection Sciences
3050 Maile Way, Room 310
Honolulu, HI  96822

Office: Gilmore Hall 601A
Phone: 808-956-6743
Fax: 808-956-2460


1951 B.S. Entomology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1954 M.S. Entomology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1960 Ph.D. Entomology, University of California at Berkeley

Professional interest is in urban entomology with emphasis on the biology, ecology, and integrated management of structural pests. Strong interest in the biology, ecology, and control of the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, Hawaii's most important insect pest.
"Pioneering inventor created barrier out of volcanic rock"
An article about Basaltic Termite Barrier in the Home Wreckers section at

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