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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.
Introduction to Subterranean Termites
Introductory page for subterranean termites. Contains a short description of the benefits and problems associated with subterranean termites. Links provide access to pages with more detailed information.
LSU AgCenter Entomologist Says Leave Hibiscus Mealybug Management To Experts
Authorities are releasing a natural enemy of the pink hibiscus mealybug to try to bring this insect, which is a danger to both nursery and agricultural crops, under control, LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr. Dale Pollet said Tuesday (Oct. 10, 2006).
Be On Lookout For Fire Ants In Areas Where Flooding Occurred
Fire ants can be a serious problem after hurricanes – particularly in flooded areas, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug
The pink hibiscus mealybug is an invasive species that will infest agricultural crops, vegetables, fruits and ornamentals. Populations can be hard to detect initially but can build up quickly and spread by wind, birds, animals and humans.
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Argentine Ant Habitat
This poster addresses habitat preferences and where Argentine ants can be found.
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.
Please click on the image for PDF version of the repellant fact sheet.
Repellent Fact Sheet
A newer factsheet (developed 2014) on repellents for protecting yourself from mosquito bites.
spider mites
Bug Biz: Twospotted Spider Mites in Strawberries
The twospotted spider mite is one of the most persistent and damaging pest problems affecting strawberry production in Louisiana. Damage, description, life cycle, monitoring, control information and color photos included. Spanish version also included. (PDF Format Only)
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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."
Efforts Under Way To Prevent Spread Of Formosan Subterranean Termites In Mulch From Louisiana Following Hurricanes Katrina And Rita
Efforts are under way to prevent the spread of Formosan subterranean termites in mulch from New Orleans and Louisiana following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It is true that there is a lot of cellulose debris (wood, paper and their products) in Louisiana following these two hurricanes.
Links to additional Web sites that provide information on mosquitoes and West Nile Virus.
Spring Flowers
Honey Plants
PowerPoint on spring honey and pollen sources. Among those included: White Dutch Clover, Vetch, Verbenia, Wisteria, Mint, Willow, American Buckwheat Vine, Tallow, Magnolia, Orange Citrus, Passion Vine, Black or Honey Locust, Crimson Clover, Sweet Clover.
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.
Ant Issues Vol. 2
Argentine ants have been reported in a few isolated areas in Louisiana. These ants are different from fire ants in appearance, nesting habits and behavior. These differences make control efforts different as well.
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Basic Nest Biology and Structure of Argentine Ants
Linepithema humile (Mayr), the Argentine ant, is an important invasive species that has great impact on agriculture, urban and natural environments worldwide. This poster discusses the basic nest biology and structure of the Argentine Ants.
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)
Formosan subterranean termite soldier
Formosan Subterranean Termite Soldiers
Additional information about the habits and identification of Formosan subterranean termite soldiers.
Bee Ready Vol. 75 - August 2006
It has been an on again-off again honeybee season, and the weather has not really cooperated for the bees -- first, too dry and too hot; now too wet in some areas for the bees to work efficiently.
Welcome to the LSU AgCenter's Termites Site
Test home page for Termites.
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