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Information for Louisiana homeowners to prepare for the annual swarms of Formosan subterranean termites.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a short video showing typical swarming behavior of Formosan subterranean termite alates during their annual mating flight.
This artilcle describes the French Quarter program for area-wide management of Formosan subterranean termites in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Termite colonies contain different castes, which are responsible for specific taskes in the colony.
Termites may eat wood, but they could not do it alone.
Describes the habits of drywood termites including pest and damage identification.
Describes the taxonomic identity of termites.
LSU AgCenter scientists continue to add weapons to their arsenal as they battle the spread of the Formosan subterranean termite. And they’re making headway. This pest voraciously consumes wooden structures and woody plants and causes millions of dollars in damages.
The yearly flights of the Formosan termite have fluctated in numbers caught in light traps among the years.
Considerations on integrated pest management of termites and other wood attacking organism are presented in depth.
Homeowners in South Louisiana and elsewhere in the Gulf South who are rebuilding after last year’s hurricanes have opportunities to add more termite protection to their homes, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.
The 3-dimensional structure of tetrahydronootkatone and nootkatone was determined. A description of our methods and results are provided.
Things to consider when constructing or renovating a home to protect your house from termites.
The commissioner of agriculture in Louisiana imposed a quarantine for the Formosan subterranean termite on October 3, 2005, in Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes. The Formosan subterranean termite is the most destructive insect in Louisiana.
Owners of South Louisiana property affected by last year’s hurricanes may need to evaluate the termite protection for their homes and other buildings but won’t necessarily need to treat again, according to an entomologist with the LSU AgCenter.
Formosan and subterranean termite biology, ecology and behavior are compared and contrasted.
There are two majors types of termites in Louisiana: Subterranean and drywood. The subterranean termites are divided into two subgroups: The native subterranean termites and the Formosan subterranean termite. Determining the type of termite is important for management.
Learn how to inspect and treat your home for Formosan subterranean termites.
Detecting termites in trees can be helped by a few tips on where to look.
Native subterranean termites are found throughout Louisiana and are a natural part of the environment in Louisiana. Formosan subterranean termites, native to East Asia, arrived in the United States after World War II and were established in New Orleans by 1966.
Formosan subterranean termites, unlike most subterranean termite species, will build nests above and below ground. Understanding how the weather affects Formosan subterranean termites may lead to improvements in ways to manage them.