MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — South Florida authorities say a tree-infested with termites fell on a van with six children inside, but nobody was hurt.
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.
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.
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Scott Turner, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana homeowners have reported swarms of Formosan subterranean termites slightly earlier than usual.
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...