The termites that live in the wooden ties might eventually move right back into the areas where other Formosan termite
populations have been reduced.
Buck Vandersteen, Executive Director of the Louisiana Forestry Association and Chair of the Formosan Subterranean Termite Study Advisory Committee, gave an overview of the Formosan Termite
Initiative in Louisiana.
These days the war is against the legendary Formosan termite
, which eats away at homes' foundations, especially in Southeastern U.
An area that has attracted attention is the need for treatment of the entire house frame system in regions where the Formosan termite
Another prominent invasive insect is the Formosan Termite
In 1998, realizing the growing prominence of the FST situation in southern portions of Louisiana, Governor Foster formed the Formosan Termite
Task Force, a collective of experts committed to determining the best course of action for Louisiana .
Originally from East Asia, the Formosan termite
infests over a dozen southern states, costing an estimated $1 billion a year in property damages, repairs, and control measures.
The common subterranean termite and the Formosan termite
, a particularly voracious variety that will eat through anything, could deliver the final blow to an area already brought to its knees.
An Engineered Wood Technology committee charged with developing recommendations for controlling the Formosan termite
in Louisiana proposed this month that a statewide treated wood mandate not be immediately imposed, pending more definitive determination of the practicality, effectiveness, costs, and benefits of such a requirement.
INDIANAPOLIS -- A Formosan termite
in Cleveland is about as common as a coconut grove.
Several southern states have experienced extensive damage from the Formosan termite
The architecture and design of the historic buildings in the French Quarter, along with the warm, humid weather conditions, provide very favorable conditions for Formosan termite
population growth," added Riegel.