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A Bug's Life in Havana, Cuba

A B LEARN MORE INFORMATION ON g'sLife RESTORATION INITIATIVES IN HAVANA AT RESTOREOLDHAVANA.ORG ÎN HAVÄNA, CUBA Two Main Species: EVERY DAY BUILDINGS AROUND HAVANA ARE DESTROYED BY COLONIES OF BEETLES AND TERMITES. THE BIOLOGY LAB OF HAVANA HAS TAKEN INITIATIVES TO RID THE CITY OF THESE Beetle lalamobius THESE BEETLES ARE INDIGENOUS TO SOUTH CREATURES IN ORDER TO PREVENT FURTHER AMERICA AND THRIVE IN HUMID CLIMATES. THESE DESTRUCTION OF HAVANA'S ICONIC BUILDINGS. SPECEFIC BEETLES ARE DRAWN TO THE WOOD USED IN MOST BUILDINGS IN HAVANA. UNFORTUNATLEY, CUBA'S WARM CLIMATE IS Termite Mantecone PERFECT FOR THESE CREATURES TO THRIVE THESE TERMITES ARE FOUND THROUGH OUT AND ATTACK THE WOODEN INFASTRUCTERS OF NORTH AMERICA AND ENJOY WARM CLIMATES. THEY ARE RESPONSIBILE FOR THE MOST DAMAGE THE BUILDINGS. BY INSECT IN THE ENTIRE CONTINENT AND CUBA IS NOT EXEMPT FROM THIS STATISTIC. Most buildings in Havana are made with wood from the Mahagua tree which both species are attracted to. Problems HAVANA AVERAGES A PRECIPITATION OCCURS MAHAGUA WOOD TEMPERATURE OF 87° F IN CUBA 60% THE YEAR, COMES FROM A IN THE WARM SEASON CREATING A PERFECT SHRUB LIKE TREE AND TERMITES LIVE IN COLONIES UNDER HOMES AND BUSINESSES AND 80° F DURING THE ENVIRONMENT FOR ONLY GROWS IN CUBA MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM COMPLETELY. COLD SEASON. THESE SPECIES. AND JAMAICA. The Biology Lab of Flavana THE BIOLOGY LAB OF HAVANA TREATS BUILDINGS AS WILL AS MOBILE ASSETS SUCH AS FURNITURE, BOOKS OR IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS. COLLABORATING WITH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IS VALUED IN THEIR RESEARCH IN ORDER TO CREATE A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM TO TACKLE THE BIOLOGICAL ISSUES IN RESTORING OLD HAVANA. BUILDINGS THAT ARE CURRENTLY USED AS MUSEUMS WVERE NOT BUILT AS MUSEUMS BUT AS HOMES, THEREFORE, THEY ARE NOT READY TO HOLD ARTIFACTS OR IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS. 300 2 thousand grams years Solutions AVERAGE SIZE OF A AMOUNT OF WOOD AVERAGE LIFESPAN TERMITE COLONY CONSUMED BY THE OF A BEETLE AVERAGE TERMITE COLONY PER DAY MOVEABLE ITEMS STRUCTURES LOW O, ENVIRONMENT TALLOW TRAP PEST CONTROL CO. ANOTHER METHOD OF THE BIOLOGY LAB ONE METHOD OF ELIMINATING THE PEST DETERMINES IF THE ELIMINATING PESTS IN PROBLEM IS TO BAIT A BUILDINGS NEED IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TALLOW TRAP WITH WOOD COMPLETE TREATMENT AND FURNITURE IS OR PAPER, CREATING A BY REMOVING AND CREATING A LOW OXYGEN LEARNED FEEDING SPOT TESTING THE MOBILE ENVIRONMENT (ANOXIA) FOR THE INSECTS. ATTRIBUTES IN THE LAB FIRST. INSIDE OF A LARGE PLASTIC CONTAINER, THEREFORE, SUFFOCATING THE ONCE THE COLONY IS USED TO COMING TO THAT INSECTS. IF THE BUILDING DOES PARTICULAR SPOT, THE NEED TREATMENT, THEY BAIT IS SWITCHED FOR POSION; THEN THE PESTS OUTSOURCE PRIVATE PEST CONTROL THIS KILLS THE PESTS CARRY THE POSION BACK INSTANTLY AND TO THEIR COLONY. THIS COMPANIES TO TREAT ELIMINATES THE PROBLEM METHOD IS PREFERED AND THE BUILDINGS BY ON CERTAIN ARTIFACTS LESS COSTLY TO PERFORM, CREATING A CHEMICAL AND DOCUMENTS. THE TREATMENT BEING BARRIER FROM THE EFFECTIVE FOR UP TO GROUND UP. 7-8 YEARS. 0. THE CHEMICALLY TREATED SOIL BLOCKS THE TERMITES FROM TRAVELING TO THE BUILDING FROM UNDER GROUND. SOURCES: HTTP://WEATHERSPARK.COM/AVERAGES/32674/HAVANA-CITY-OF-HAVANA-CUBA HTTP://ENTNEMDEPT.UFL.EDU/CREATURES/URBAN/TERMITES/P_SIMPLEX.HTM

A Bug's Life in Havana, Cuba

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Designed this infographic to represent an environmental aspect of Old Havana's restoration.

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