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Heads of Termites
drywood termite head

Heads of the types of termites in Louisiana are shown.

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.

Maintenance and Inspection Guidelines to Protect Your Home from Termites
Treatments for termites must be integrated with proper maintenance. Eliminate as many conditions conducive to termite infestations as possible by following the five general categories of rules.

Formosan Subterranean Termite Identification & Biology
Formosan Subterranean Termite Identification & Biology

One important key for successful management of a pest is to identify it. This publication can help you differentiate between ants and the dry-wood and subterranean termites that are pests in Louisiana. It also contains specific information on Formosan subterranean termites.

Do NOT Spread Formosan Subterranean Termites!
Formosan subterranean termite alate
Suggestions for preventing the spread of Formosan subterranean termites.
Formosan Subterranean Termite Damage and Detection
Formosan Subterranean Temite 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.
Broadcast Baits for Fire Ant Control
Fire Ant Control
A Southern IPM Center publication. When choosing a broadcast bait to control imported fire ants, consumers and professional pesticide applicators face a confusing array of brand names and active ingredients with varying product performances. This guide addresses common concerns about broadcast baits to help consumers and professionals choose products that best fit their needs and situations. (PDF Format Only)
Crazy Ant Control in Structures
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Identification, biology and treatment of the crazy ant in structures.
Elongate Twig Ant
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Identification, biology and treatment of the elongate twig ant.
Termite Treatments
Information on different methods and techniques for dealing with and preventing termites. The goal of termite Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is to prevent or stop injury caused by termites. There are several options for treating an existing structure for termites.
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.
Little Black Ant Management in Structures
little black ant
Identification, biology, and treatment of Little Black Ants.
Tetramorium bicarinatum: Pavement Ants
pavement ant
Identification, biology and treatment of pavement ants.
The Pest Ants of Louisiana: A Guide to Their Identification, Biology and Control
Pest Ant Pub Cover
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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