Mapadetermitas.org is a non-profit project that promotes the dissemination of knowledge about termites, both at the insect level and at the level of its distribution. The project is based on citizen cooperation in such a way that anyone who registers on the web can collaborate by providing information about the GPS position of termites through an app and including other detailed information.
Consecutively, expert researchers in the area supervise this information. The result is published on an online global map available to anyone who wishes to consult it. The objective is to increase public knowledge about the termites that are around them, providing accurate and reliable information on their presence, usefulness and damage. Likewise, it seeks to facilitate identification keys of the main termite species and help to stop the expansion of species considered plagues. In this way, it is expected that mapadetermitas.org will become a very useful tool when preparing state projects, for the common citizen and as a complement to scientific work.
Mapadetermitas.org Technical Team
David Mora del Pozo
Expert in the control of subterranean termites. Dedicated to Pest Control since 1992, and since 2002 with exclusive dedication to the study and control of termites in Spain, and currently also in Jamaica. Responsible for the termite laboratory in Barcelona and National Technical Head of a Pest Control company. Level 3 of Environmental Health and TP8 (Technical Responsible Level)
David J. Hernández Teixidor
Doctor in Biology from the University of La Laguna, with more than 14 years of experience in the study of insects and 4 in termites. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology (IPNA-CSIC) dedicated to the study of invasive termites in the Canary Islands.
Daniel Aguilera Olivares
Doctor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chile. He has worked with native Chilean termites of the Kalotermitidae family since 2008 and developed a post-doctorate at the University of Florida (USA) where he worked with subterranean termites of the genus Coptotermes. He is currently an Academic at the Faculty of Forest Sciences of the University of Concepción (Chile), where he directs the Forest Entomology Laboratory and executes a research project with a native termite of the Porotermes genus in conjunction with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Each point indicates an approximate location where termites were detected at some point. If any data point is located in an existing structure, it was purely fortuitous. It does not necessarily indicate a current active infestation, but it does indicate that the species was detected within the area.