Seasonal termite swarm invades state


They are called Formosan termites and they are on the move in Louisiana.

The swarm has begun throughout the state and is expected stick around through Mother’s Day, May 12, 2019.

Here are some facts about Formosan termite facts:Formosan termites belong to the genus Coptotermes which contains more than 3100 termite species altogether.

Formosan is the most” economically malicious and geographically spread species”, which can be rather dangerous to vegetation. 

Rain and floodwaters bring many problems; among them is the high probability of washing away termite protection, experts say. 

Pest control providers claim termite protection is vital in Louisiana. Insurance coverage varies, but in some cases, policies provide coverage for replenishing previously installed termite barriers and water damaged wood protection treatments.

Learn more about Formosan termites here.

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