This guide was compiled by LSU AgCenter experts and includes regulations, precautions and suggestions for pest control in Louisiana. Detailed topics include drift of pesticides, hazards of pesticides to beneficial insects and wildlife, phytotoxicity and use of beneficial insects to control pest populations. A section on organic gardening also is included.
The 2023 guide is coming soon for purchase in the LSU AgCenter Online Store.
See the pages below for the full guide in PDF format.
In this article:
|2023 Insect Pest Management Guide – complete book|
|Bees and Wasps|
|Fruit and Nuts (Commercial Uses)|
|Fruit and Nuts (Home Uses)|
|Ornamental and Flowering Plants|
|Mosquito Control - Commercial Products|
|Rats and Mice|
|Trees (Forest, Shade and Christmas)|
|Bacillus thuringiensis applied as a spray|
|Commercial Applications of Beauveria bassiana|
|Prevent the Movement of Insect Pests by Humans|
|Biological Control of Giant Salvinia Using the Salvinia Weevil|
|Special Notice: Chlorpyrifos Registration Loss|
|Host plant resistance|
|How to Mix Insecticides|
|Insecticide Dilution Tables|
|Trade Names Used in Guide|
|Biological Control of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale|
|Potential management options for the Roseau cane scale, including biological control via parasitoid wasps|
|Worker Protection Standard (WPS)|
The Insect Pest Management Guide is issued annually by the LSU AgCenter. Each edition supersedes guides for all prior years. Insecticide recommendations and rates of application listed in this guide are in conformance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registrations and U.S. Food and Drug Administration tolerances. Each LSU AgCenter Extension Service agent will be notified of updates as labels change. Users of this guide still should read the label on the insecticide container and follow the directions and precautions on the label carefully when using the insecticides recommended in this guide. Some insecticides registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are not included in this guide for a variety of reasons, such as their hazardous nature, lack of availability, inefficient control of pests or higher costs for use.
The Insect Pest Management Guide is issued annually by the LSU AgCenter. Each edition supersedes guides for all prior years.