THE Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) has used $1.3million to control the spread of Asian Subterranean termites in Lautoka and Labasa.
The funding was also used on awareness and rehabilitation work.
Authority chief executive officer Wasiki Gonemaituba said BAF had rehabilitated 20 infested schools and 865 homes.
"In addition, we have also conducted massive awareness and training programs for the communities on preventative measures to take against Asian Subterranean Termite (AST) infestation."
"We have been receiving reports on Asian Subterranean Termite infestation but this is from Labasa and Lautoka areas," Mr Gonemaituba said.
He added BAF received funds from government for this year which would be used in various activities related to the control of the Asian Subterranean Termites in the country.
"The AST is here to stay along with eight other species of termite we have in Fiji. It's been established for over 15 years in Fiji and it is now a question of containment not eradication of these termites and BAF has been able to contain AST in Biosecurity Emergency areas," Mr Gonemaituba said.
BAF has only received reports of termite manifestation from Lautoka and Labasa.