In Brazil backlands, termites built millions of dirt mounds
PALMEIRAS, Brazil (AP) — Roy Funch, an American botanist who has lived and worked in Brazil's hardscrabble northeast for decades, long looked at huge cone-shaped mounds of mud in the distance and wondered.
What built them? How many were there? How long had they been there?
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mosquitoes and swarms of Formosan subterranean termites have appeared in Louisiana, despite spring weather and some cold temperatures in the winter that had some hoping for a reprieve from the winged pests.
Zack Lemann with the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium says cold weather isn't typically something that'll "knock down" termite or mosquito populations.
Jazz Fest, food fests, and now BugFest
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans has festivals dedicated to music, food, art and culture. Now it's got one dedicated to bugs.
The first NOLA BugFest was happening Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A city news release says BugFest is hosted by the city's mosquito, termite and rodent control board, along with the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Natural History Museum has disqualified a photograph from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition after concluding that the image of an anteater moving toward a termite mound at night involved at taxidermy specimen.
The photograph taken in Brazil's Emas National Park won the "Animals in their Environment" category in 2017.
HAPPY HANDYMAN: Home Defense Max Termite, Destructive Bug Killer obliterates termites
I am usually a laid-back person. Not much will rattle me. But when a home inspector told me he saw termite activity in a home I was selling it made me weak in the knees in an instant.
(BPT) - Spring is officially here, bringing flowers, greenery and increased pest activity. Because termite evidence is more noticeable in warmer months, it is important to check for any warning signs every spring. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to reduce the likelihood of a termite infestation in the first place.
Scientist at work: observing termite behaviors, personalities – and souls?
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Professional pest control brings expertise into the battle that goes beyond the do-it-yourself kind of tools.
Steve Burtt, owner of Burtt’s Pest Control Service LLC, has become part of a service that has been locally-owned and operated for 31 years.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana homeowners have reported swarms of Formosan subterranean termites slightly earlier than usual.
Hank Johnson apologizes for comparing West Bank settlements to ‘termites’
Rep. Hank Johnson admitted it was a "poor choice of words" to use a metaphor Monday that appeared to compare Jewish Israeli settlers in the disputed West Bank to "termites."
Formosan termite infestations growing in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Long seen as a New Orleans problem, Formosan termites have become a new reality in Baton Rouge.
A long-time termite researcher at the LSU Agricultural Center says increasing numbers of the insect are now being found in Louisiana's capital city.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/29G01Tn) Gregg Henderson, who has documented the Formosan termite infestation through trap counts in New Orleans, started looking for them closer to home in...