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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.
AHB distribution in the west.
Bee Ready Vol. 72 September 2005
Volume 72 provides information on the African honeybee movement into Louisiana, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry district offices, The state beekeepers' meeting, the October field day at the USDA Bee Breeding and Physiology Laboratory and the State Fair honey competition.
Bee Ready Vol. 71 March 2005
Provides Honeybee informatiom in Louisiana. Includes honey prices, pest control, bee hive registration information as well as information on swarms and removal of bees.
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Keeping Formosan Termites from Spreading after Hurricanes
Cleaning up wood debris after a hurricane or other severe windstorm can spread one of Louisiana’s most destructive pests – the Formosan subterranean termite.
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Argentine Ant: Feeding Preferences and Strategies
This poster discusses natural feeding preferences, adapted feeding preferences and feeding strategies of the Argentine Ant.
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Cost-Effective Methods for Cultural Control of Argentine Ants
This poster addresses where Argentine Ants are found in Louisiana, as well as cost-effective ways to control them.
Bee Ready Vol. 76 - November 2006
The winners of the 2006 honey competition competed in three categories: Light Honey, Amber Honey and Dark Honey. Due to the reduced number of entries, the competition will be discontinued at the state fair. The competition will be moved to the state beekeepers meeting if enough requests are made for it to continue.
Homeowner Pesticides: Ornamentals & Turf
This Web page examines the materials available to the homeowners for use on ornamentals and turf.
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"Native" Subterranean Termites
Includes images and descriptions of subterranean termites that are indigenous to Louisiana.
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How can I tell if I have Formosan termites in my house?
Learn how to inspect and treat your home for Formosan subterranean termites.
Formosan Subterranean Termite Identification & Biology
Formosan Subterranean Termite Identification & Biology
One important key for successful management of a pest is to identify it. This publication can help you differentiate between ants and the dry-wood and subterranean termites that are pests in Louisiana. It also contains specific information on Formosan subterranean termites.
Formosan Subterranean Termite Identification & Biology
Formosan Subterranean Termite Identification & Biology
One important key for successful management of a pest is to identify it. This publication can help you differentiate between ants and the dry-wood and subterranean termites that are pests in Louisiana. It also contains specific information on Formosan subterranean termites.
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)
Fire Ants
Bug Biz: Fire Ants
The red imported fire ant, a Louisiana resident since the early 1950s, can be a painful pest or a beneficial friend. Depending on your situation, you may want to manage these ants or simply let them go about their helpful way. Eradication vs. management of the fire ant is discussed in this fact sheet. (PDF Format Only)
Formosan Subterranean Temite Damage and Detection
Formosan Subterranean Termite Damage and Detection
Most people are aware of the damage fire and severe weather can do to their homes, but many overlook the threat of termites. Photos of termite damage and signs of termite infestation are included in this publication, which covers Formosan subterranean termites and other subterranean termites.
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.
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