The tune “Bad Boys, Bad Boys, watcha gonna do?” could easily be replaced with “Bad Bugs, Bad Bugs watcha gonna do?” in our area. We seem to have insects of Biblical proportion at certain times and especially late spring, summer. These insects for the most part do damage to our plants, pets, people and palaces. More often than not, completely eliminating them is not an option, but we can control them or keep them from doing expensive and excessive damage. Here are a few of the infamous insects!
Subterranean termites – Found in wood and soil and need moisture to survive. This is the most common termite we have.
Formosan subterranean termites – These cause havoc in homes and even trees. They are more aggressive than their common cousin. All are best managed by professionals.
This is just a sample of many of our bad bugs. Quite a few more can be found at the LSU AgCenter Web site. Visit "Bug Biz" to learn about identifying and managing these bad boys of the insect kind.
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