Dennis R. Ring, Henderson, Gregg, Carney, Jr., William A., Morgan, Alan L.
Cleaning up wood debris after a hurricane can inadvertently spread one of Louisiana’s most destructive pests – the Formosan subterranean termite. The highest concentrations of this termite in the continental United States are in Lake Charles and New Orleans, cities flooded following Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Any cellulose material (wood or paper products) can contain termites.
Do Not Move Termites – Do Not Provide Food for Termites
Dispose of Termite-infested Wood
Leaves and small branches can be bagged to be taken to the landfill or composted and used as mulch. Keep in mind that mulch is termite food.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture