Information for Louisiana homeowners to prepare for the annual swarms of Formosan subterranean termites.
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 short video demonstrating how to inspect a tree for the presence of Formosan subterranean termites.
This is a short video showing typical swarming behavior of Formosan subterranean termite alates during their annual mating flight.
The yearly flights of the Formosan termite have fluctated in numbers caught in light traps among the years.
The 3-dimensional structure of tetrahydronootkatone and nootkatone was determined. A description of our methods and results are provided.
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.
Formosan and subterranean termite biology, ecology and behavior are compared and contrasted.
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.