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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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