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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.
Formosan Subterranean Termites Affect Landscapers
Landscaping practices may increase the risk of subterranean termites attacking a structure and of spreading Formosan subterranean termites. Information is presented on the types of woody plants that termites attack and methods of inspection.
Termimesh
This article describes a stainless steel mesh that may be used as a barrier preventing termites from entering structures around specific routes of entry .
Integrated Pest Management of Termites and Other Wood Attacking Organisms: A Louisiana Perspective
Considerations on integrated pest management of termites and other wood attacking organism are presented in depth.
Swarming season for Formosan subterranean termites
Swarming season for Formosan subterranean termites is about to begin. This article presents the time these termites swarm.
Pest Ant Pub Cover
The Pest Ants of Louisiana: A Guide to Their Identification, Biology and Control
Ants range from mildly irritating to highly annoying. Knowing the species, its biology and potential control methods can help you manage them. This is a useful reference for pest management professionals, extension personnel and homeowners. A key to ants, color photographs, diagrams and a glossary are included. Spiral-bound copies are available for $12.50 each. To purchase using a major credit card, click on "order publication."
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The Sesquiterpenoid Nootkatone and the Absolute Configuration of a Dibromo Derivative
The 3-dimensional structure of tetrahydronootkatone and nootkatone was determined. A description of our methods and results are provided.
What is West Nile Virus?
West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that can cause encephalitis, or a brain infection. Mosquitoes acquire the virus from birds and pass it on to other birds, animals and people.
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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.
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)
Welcome to the LSU AgCenter's Termites Site
Test home page for Termites.
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Inspection
This article emphasizes the importance of inspection and gives information on when and how to perform structural inspections for the presence of termite infestations.
Mean Alate Catches: New Orleans Bar graph
Mean Alate Catches: New Orleans
The yearly flights of the Formosan termite have fluctated in numbers caught in light traps among the years.
Backswimmer
Pool pests
Insect problems in swimming pools and solutions for getting rid of them.
Checking For Termites
Formosan Termites Found Near Alexandria
(Distributed 04/29/04) LSU AgCenter entomologists confirmed that termites found the week of April 18 at a home in Pineville were Formosan subterranean termites. This is the first sighting of the pests in the Alexandria area. These termites pose a greater threat than the native species because they form larger colonies, are more aggressive and form carton nests above ground.
Chagas Disease in Louisiana
Chagas disease is a zoonotic disease, which means that it is a disease of animals that is transmitted to humans under some conditions. The causative agent of Chagas disease, Trypanosoma cruzi, is a protozoan parasite that infects an estimated 24 million people in Central and South America. During 2006, the first indigenous case in Louisiana was reported.
Lobate Lac scale
Regional Pest Alert Scales
The lobate lac scale, native to India and Sri Lanka, was first reported on hibiscus in Broward County, Florida, in 1999 and was found on several other hosts in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in 2000. The scale was found in six additional southern Florida counties by 2004, and it has rapidly become a major pest. This publication was produced and distributed by USDA–CSREES Integrated Pest Management Centers in cooperation with the National Plant Diagnostic Network, APHIS, and ARS.
Bee Ready Vol. 74 - November 2005
Bee Ready Vol. 74 - November 2005
It’s been an exhausting year with all that has happened. We have the African honeybee in three parishes; we had hot, dry weather that reduced the honey crop; the price of honey went down; and we had not one but two hurricanes that tried to blow us all away or drown us.
Poster
Chemical Control of Argentine Ants
This poster discusses background of Argentine Ants, baits that are cheap and effective for indoor use, and outdoor ant control.
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