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Honeybee Removal and Swarm Collection
Beekeepers who will remove honeybees from walls, structures and trees or collect swarms. Some will remove other bees and wasps. Some travel across the state; others restrict their service area.
Biting Mosquito
Mosquito Landing Rate Counts
As a part of a state-supported aerial mosquito spraying program coordinated by the Louisiana Department of Heath and Hospitals, mosquito landing rate counts are required before and after aerial spraying is conducted.
Bug Biz: Carpenter Bees
Bug Biz: Carpenter Bees
This publication includes information on the identification and management of carpenter bees. (PDF format only)
Bee Ready vol. 78
Information about studies on CCD.
Bug Biz: Wireworms
Bug Biz: Wireworms
This publication includes a description of wireworms and explains the importance and types of injuries they can cause to your trees. It also includes information on their life history, habits and methods of control.
Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas
Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas
Properly identifying the ant species is the first step in determining whether and how to control them. In this publication there are options for managing various kinds of imported fire ant problems.
Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas
Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas
Properly identifying the ant species is the first step in determining whether and how to control them. In this publication there are options for managing various kinds of imported fire ant problems.
Bug Biz: Removing Bees From Walls
Bug Biz: Removing Bees From Walls
The process of removing honeybees from walls in a house is complex. This publication explains how to safely and properly remove the bees from your walls. (PDF format only)
Honeybee equipment suppliers
List of sources of supplies for beekeepers in Louisiana.
Argentine Ants
Bug Biz: Managing Argentine Ants in Louisiana
The Argentine ant, an exotic species brought to New Orleans from South America in the late 1800s, is found throughout the state after being transported in nursery stock and by cars, boats and RVs. Their huge colonies, with millions of workers and hundreds of queens, extend for miles. Identifying characteristics, areawide management and cultural controls incuded. (PDF Format Only)
Love bugs
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs: September 2006
We are seeing a decline in some insect populations but some explosions in others. Here are some potential problems this month.
Phorid fly adults
Phoridae: Humpbacked Or Coffin Flies
Information on Phorid flies creating problems in hurricane damaged areas. They feed on and develop in decaying vegetable and animal material.
hairy crazy ant worker
The Tawny Crazy Ant in Louisiana
Summarizes the spread of the Nylanderia fulva, hairy crazy ant, across the southern U.S. and the confusing proliferation of common and scientific names used for it.
Feeding bed bug
Bed Bugs
Information on biology and management of Cimex lectularius.
2009 Bugs, Bugs, Bugs Newsletter
Topics include: strawberry/scarlet-bodied wasp moth, bed bugs, horse-hair worms, spiders, Colaspsis beetles, Colorado potato beetles, and Leaf miners.
2008 Bugs, Bugs, Bugs Newsletter
2008 issues. Topics include: Thrips, Florida Wax Scale, Lace Bugs, Whiteflies, Aphids, Firewood Insects, Asian Lady Beetles, Potted Plants, Case-making Clothes Moth, Bees, and Wasps.
2007 Bugs, Bugs, Bugs Newsletter
Azalea Lace Bugs, Spider Mites, Carpenter Beetles, Honeybees, Shot Hole Borers, Ant Lions, Dragon Flies, Earwigs, and Damsel Flies.
2006 Bugs, Bugs, Bugs Newsletter
2006 issues. Topics include: Fire Ants, armyworms, Carpenter Bees, Mole crickets, Chafers, White grubs, Mites, Psocids, Hibiscus Midge, and Fungus Gnats.
2010 Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
Tentative new format for posting Bugs, Bugs, Bugs Newsletter
Experts Warn Against Spreading Termites After Storms
A scourge of New Orleans and South Louisiana could find its way to other parts of the state and country if people move wood that’s infested with Formosan subterranean termites.
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