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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.
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.
Honeybee equipment suppliers
List of sources of supplies for beekeepers in Louisiana.
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Video Training
Two videos presenting information on the pink hibiscus mealybug.
Formosan soldiers guard entrance to nest
Formosan Subterranean Termites
Describes the behavior and biology unique to the Formosan subterranean termite.
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.
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)
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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