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.
A short video demonstrating how to inspect a tree for the presence of Formosan subterranean termites.
Information about Formosan subterranean termite alates and their annual mating flight.
This is a short video showing typical swarming behavior of Formosan subterranean termite alates during their annual mating flight.
Additional information about the habits and identification of Formosan subterranean termite soldiers.
Describes the behavior and biology unique to the Formosan subterranean termite.
Provides additional links for information on termites.
Wood to ground contact can bring termites into a structure.
Formosan subterranean termites are more aggressive and cause more damage than native subterranean termite species because of special biological attributes.
Identifying to species, recognizing problems and having a sound knowledge of control techniques can help in solving a termite problem.
Learn how to inspect and treat your home for Formosan subterranean termites.