The coneheads are about to swarm.
A ravenous Caribbean termite with a pointy head — hence the name — is awaiting the start of rainy season to send out clouds of winged colonists to found new nests, threatening to spread the species beyond its square-mile foothold in Dania Beach.
The termite, formally known as Nasutitermes corniger, first turned up in Dania Beach in 2001, most likely in wood pallets arriving at a nearby marina from the Caribbean.
The agriculture department plans a public relations campaign in the coming months to alert residents beyond the borders of the termite’s known range. To read the full story, click here.