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Will Naled kill my bees? and other frequently asked questions about Mosquito control and bees.
The contacts listed on this page are provided as an informational service.
Information about fireflies and pesticides.
Information regarding mosquito-borne pathogens.
Information regarding protection from mosquito bites.
Information regarding scabies mites. Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite.
Information regarding Zika virus. Zika is a virus transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.
This publication contains information about the distribution and recognition of air potato, and the life cycle and impact of the air potato leaf-feeding beetle, Lilioceris cheni.
This publication contains information about the recognition, life history and ecology of the milkweed assassin bug, Zelus longipes.
This publication contains information about the distribution, description, life cycle, damage and economic importance of the salvinia weevil.
This publication contains information about the distribution and impact of alligatorweed, and the life cycle and impact of the alligatorweed flea beetle, Agasicles hygrophila.
This publication contains information about the distribution, life cycle, impact of the cactus lady beetle which is a common predator of scale insects in Louisiana.
This publication contains information about the description, life cycle and impact of the spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris.
The publication contains information about the description, life cycle and impact of the water hyacinth weevils Neochetina eichhorniae and N. bruchi.
This publication contains information about the recognition, life history and impact of green lacewings.
The publication contains information about the recognition, life cycle and impact of aphid parasitoids.
Announcement for May beekeeping meeting
Announcement for August beekeeping meeting
Announcement for beekeeping school.
Announcement for honey extraction event
Beekeeping meeting to discuss how to capture swarms and how to split hives.
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."
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.
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.
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)
This publication includes information on the identification and management of carpenter bees. (PDF format only)
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)
This poster addresses habitat preferences and where Argentine ants can be found.
This publication is intended to help local and municipal governments address potential concerns or problems between the public and beekeepers. (PDF Format Only)
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.
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)
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.
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.
Considerations on integrated pest management of termites and other wood attacking organism are presented in depth.
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.
(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.
Fire ants can be a serious problem after hurricanes – particularly in flooded areas, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.
Learn how to inspect and treat your home for Formosan subterranean termites.
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.
A newer factsheet (developed 2014) on repellents for protecting yourself from mosquito bites.
The LSU AgCenter’s Insects & Relatives Website has information about ants, bees, wasps, mosquitoes, termites, and other related topics.
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.
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.
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.
Video introducing Subterranean Termites: Nature's Recyclers.
Test home page for Termites.
Cleaning up wood debris after a hurricane or other severe windstorm can spread one of Louisiana’s most destructive pests – the Formosan subterranean termite.
This article emphasizes the importance of inspection and gives information on when and how to perform structural inspections for the presence of termite infestations.