12/7/2015 11:57:35 AM
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."
12/7/2015 11:56:36 AM
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.
12/7/2015 11:55:49 AM
A grassy plant used worldwide for erosion control and a new pop-up termite indicator may provide new, environmentally safe weapons in the arsenal to combat subterranean termites.
12/7/2015 11:54:25 AM
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)
12/7/2015 11:53:29 AM
This publication includes information on the identification and management of carpenter bees. (PDF format only)
12/7/2015 11:50:27 AM
The red imported fire ant, a Louisiana resident since the early 1950s, can be a painful pest or a beneficial friend. Depending on your situation, you may want to manage these ants or simply let them go about their helpful way. Eradication vs. management of the fire ant is discussed in this fact sheet. (PDF Format Only)
12/7/2015 11:46:44 AM
This poster addresses habitat preferences and where Argentine ants can be found.
12/7/2015 11:45:29 AM
This publication is intended to help local and municipal governments address potential concerns or problems between the public and beekeepers. (PDF Format Only)
12/7/2015 11:44:30 AM
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.
12/7/2015 11:44:24 AM
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)
12/7/2015 11:43:42 AM
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.
12/7/2015 11:17:35 AM
Growing conditions last summer and a mild winter means growers helped foster high levels of nematodes in many fields. Planting corn instead infested areas can be the solution because the crop is a poor host.
12/7/2015 11:16:11 AM
Considerations on integrated pest management of termites and other wood attacking organism are presented in depth.
12/7/2015 11:13:23 AM
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.
12/7/2015 11:12:30 AM
The twospotted spider mite is one of the most persistent and damaging pest problems affecting strawberry production in Louisiana. Damage, description, life cycle, monitoring, control information and color photos included. Spanish version also included. (PDF Format Only)
12/7/2015 11:12:22 AM
(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.
12/7/2015 11:07:54 AM
Fire ants can be a serious problem after hurricanes – particularly in flooded areas, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.
12/7/2015 11:07:18 AM
Learn how to inspect and treat your home for Formosan subterranean termites.
12/7/2015 11:07:02 AM
The chances of poultry and other domestic birds acquiring mosquito-transmitted encephalitis viruses are relatively low, according to an LSU AgCenter expert, who says you also can take precautions to further reduce that risk.
3/13/2014 6:01:00 PM
A newer factsheet (developed 2014) on repellents for protecting yourself from mosquito bites.
3/11/2014 6:25:00 PM
The Asian tiger mosquito is an aggressive biting mosquito, which first appeared in the United States in 1985. Since then it has been expanding its range and increasing in numbers throughout the country.
7/9/2013 5:49:00 PM
The LSU AgCenter’s Insects & Relatives Website has information about ants, bees, wasps, mosquitoes, termites, and other related topics.
5/28/2013 8:43:00 PM
Links to Facebook and YouTube sites for the LSU Department of Entomology, East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control, West Baton Rouge Mosquito District, and the Entomological Society of America.
5/28/2013 8:24:00 PM
Links to the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association, the American Mosquito Control Association, and the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum.
5/28/2013 5:07:00 PM
Information on upcoming training opportunities and other mosquito-related events.
5/28/2013 4:36:00 PM
Our goal is to provide updates on some mosquito surveillance and research projects throughout Louisiana. Information from the Louisiana Arboviral Surveillance Sampling Standards, Centers for Disease Control Surveillance Guidelines, and the Louisiana Mosquito Control Districts.
4/30/2013 11:30:00 AM
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.
4/11/2013 3:30:00 PM
The LSU AgCenter’s Mosquito Information Website is a resource for the public and professionals looking for information on mosquitoes and other pests affecting public health.
3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
8/17/2012 10:30:00 AM
Video introducing Subterranean Termites: Nature's Recyclers.
8/15/2012 8:30:00 AM
Test home page for Termites.
7/20/2012 9:30:00 AM
Insect problems in swimming pools and solutions for getting rid of them.
6/29/2012 1:00:00 PM
Cleaning up wood debris after a hurricane or other severe windstorm can spread one of Louisiana’s most destructive pests – the Formosan subterranean termite.
5/10/2012 2:30:00 PM
This article emphasizes the importance of inspection and gives information on when and how to perform structural inspections for the presence of termite infestations.
3/13/2012 10:00:00 AM
Describes the basic construction types found in the French Quarter and the unique problems that occur with the antique architecture.
2/14/2012 1:30:00 PM
Listing of beekeepers who have and are willing to lease bee hives for pollination services.
1/17/2012 5:39:32 PM
Describes the process of inspecting the interior of a structure for the presence of a termite infestation.
1/17/2012 5:00:00 PM
Contact information for LSU AgCenter termite professionals.
10/21/2011 3:26:06 PM
This interactive and fun quiz will challenge your knowledge of Red Imported Fire Ants.
10/18/2011 11:00:00 AM
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.
10/3/2011 10:30:00 AM
A short video demonstrating how to inspect a tree for the presence of Formosan subterranean termites.
9/7/2011 10:30:00 AM
Information about Formosan subterranean termite alates and their annual mating flight.
9/7/2011 9:30:00 AM
This is a short video showing typical swarming behavior of Formosan subterranean termite alates during their annual mating flight.
8/22/2011 1:00:00 PM
Additional information about the habits and identification of Formosan subterranean termite soldiers.
7/29/2011 12:00:00 PM
Describes the behavior and biology unique to the Formosan subterranean termite.
7/19/2011 7:30:00 AM
List of sources of supplies for beekeepers in Louisiana.
6/27/2011 3:30:00 PM
Termite colonies contain different castes, which are responsible for specific taskes in the colony.
6/27/2011 10:00:00 AM
Termites may eat wood, but they could not do it alone.
6/22/2011 3:00:00 PM
Includes images and descriptions of subterranean termites that are indigenous to Louisiana.
6/17/2011 1:00:00 PM
Describes the taxonomic identity of termites.