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Designed to learn the importance of mosquitoes and the viruses and pathogens they transmit.
Designed to teach the importance of pollinators, ways to attract pollinators to a garden and understand the value of creating pollinators for gardens.
The puss moth caterpillar (Megalopyge opercluaris) is known throughout the new world for their urticating hairs and their painful sting.
The saddleback caterpillar (Acharia stimulea) is a sluglike caterpillar that has a bright brown spot in the middle of a green saddle-shaped area on its back.
Io moth caterpillars (Automeris spp.) are typically light green, spiny and have a red and white stripe on the side of the body. This stinging caterpillar may be
The large carpenter bee belongs to the family Apidae (Xylocopa spp.). While a potentially destructive species, these bees are also effective pollinators.
Recommendations for control of town ants.
The article describes the emerald ash borer and its management.
The article describes tawny crazy ant and its management
Information on armyworm life stage, injury and control options in hayfields and pastures.
The black soldier fly can feed on kitchen scraps and industrial waste, and it can also be a source of protein for animals to eat.
Step by step guide for testing honey bees for Varroa mite using the non-destructive powdered sugar roll.
Advertisement for Louisiana hobbyist beekeeper survey.
Timothy D. Schowalter argues that climate change, which should be the top priority for every nation, represents the most serious threat to global food security
The eastern lubber grasshopper is locally common in swamps, open woodlands, weedy fields, and ditches in the southeastern United States.
This article lists ways property owners can find beekeepers to remove bees from structures.
Article provides ideas for future beekeeping meetings based on the last 7 years of the SW LA Beekeepers.
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.
Leafcutting ants are primarily a tropical group, but three species occur in the southern United States.
The forest tent caterpillar is a widespread defoliator that is native throughout most of the continental United States and Canada.
Bacillus thuringiensis as a biopesticide
Will Naled kill my bees? and other frequently asked questions about Mosquito control and bees.
Insects are the largest and most diverse group of organisms on earth. Almost a million species have been described by scientists with more to come.
List of sources of supplies for beekeepers in Louisiana.
(04/18/17) Louisiana residents expect to see the first major termite swarm around Mother’s Day, but an LSU AgCenter expert says early swarms are not unusual.
Imported fire ants inflict painful stings and create unsightly mounds in our landscapes, and most of us would be happier if they weren’t around.
The fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea (Drury) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae), is a widespread defoliator that is native throughout the continental United States.
Information regarding Zika virus. Zika is a virus transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.
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
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.
A Southern IPM Center publication. When choosing a broadcast bait to control imported fire ants, consumers and professional pesticide applicators face a confusing array of brand names and active ingredients with varying product performances. This guide addresses common concerns about broadcast baits to help consumers and professionals choose products that best fit their needs and situations. (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.
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.
Learn how to inspect and treat your home for Formosan subterranean termites.
A newer factsheet (developed 2014) on repellents for protecting yourself from mosquito bites.
Quick guide to recognize and remove mosquito habitats in back yards.
This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about scabies.
An overview of some of the current and potential mosquito-borne arboviruses in Louisiana.
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.
The LSU AgCenter’s Insects & Relatives Website has information about ants, bees, wasps, mosquitoes, termites, and other related topics.
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.
Links to the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association, the American Mosquito Control Association, and the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum.
Information on upcoming training opportunities and other mosquito-related events.
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.
Find all of the most current mosquito-related news, reports and information from around the globe.
Information on mosquitoes, West Nile virus, insect repellents and other biting insects.
Here are some frequently asked questions about mosquitoes.
Professionals can find educational materials they can print and use for educational purposes. This includes information for both child and adult audiences.
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.
Test home page for Termites.
Insect problems in swimming pools and solutions for getting rid of them.
Cleaning up wood debris after a hurricane or other severe windstorm can spread one of Louisiana’s most destructive pests – the Formosan subterranean termite.
Describes the basic construction types found in the French Quarter and the unique problems that occur with the antique architecture.
Listing of beekeepers who have and are willing to lease bee hives for pollination services.
Describes the process of conducting an exterior inspection of a structure.
Describes the process of inspecting the interior of a structure for the presence of a termite infestation.
Contact information for LSU AgCenter termite professionals.
This interactive and fun quiz will challenge your knowledge of Red Imported Fire Ants.
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.
A short video demonstrating how to inspect a tree for the presence of Formosan subterranean termites.
The University of Arkansas General Fumigation Training Manual covers fumigation of structures, food, raw commodities, soil, and agricultural sites.
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.
This artilcle describes the French Quarter program for area-wide management of Formosan subterranean termites in New Orleans, Louisiana.