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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.

Integrated Pest Management of Termites in the Landscape
landscaping around slab

Landscaping practices may increase the risk of subterranean termites attacking a structure and of spreading formosan subterranean termites. Concepts on reducing the risks of termites during landscaping are presented.

Subterranean Termites: Nature's Recyclers
Video introducing Subterranean Termites: Nature's Recyclers.

Welcome to the LSU AgCenter's Termites Site
Test home page for Termites.

Keeping Formosan Termites from Spreading after Hurricanes
termite cover graphic
Cleaning up wood debris after a hurricane or other severe windstorm can spread one of Louisiana’s most destructive pests – the Formosan subterranean termite.
Inspection graph
This article emphasizes the importance of inspection and gives information on when and how to perform structural inspections for the presence of termite infestations.
French Quarter Termite Inspection
Jackson Square
Describes the basic construction types found in the French Quarter and the unique problems that occur with the antique architecture.
Exterior Inspection (above foundation)
Termite damage to exterior wall.
Describes the process of conducting an exterior inspection of a structure.
Interior Inspection
Termite damage to doorframe
Describes the process of inspecting the interior of a structure for the presence of a termite infestation.
Contact Us for All Your Termite Questions
Contact information for LSU AgCenter termite professionals.
Tree Inspection Video
Trees on Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans.
A short video demonstrating how to inspect a tree for the presence of Formosan subterranean termites.
Winged Formosan Alate
Information about Formosan subterranean termite alates and their annual mating flight.
Mating Flight
Annual Formosan alate mating flight.
This is a short video showing typical swarming behavior of Formosan subterranean termite alates during their annual mating flight.
Formosan Subterranean Termite Soldiers
Formosan subterranean termite soldier
Additional information about the habits and identification of Formosan subterranean termite soldiers.
LSAM Identification Service