July, 2020 was the wettest July in New Orleans weather history and Drywood Termite colonies are moving around!
Drywood termites need just a little bit of water to survive but they cannot regulate the amount of moisture in the wood like the other types of termites can. If their nest area gets too wet, they must move to a drier area. If it dries out too much, they have to move to a wetter spot. Wherever they are active, they will leave a pile of their poop (frass) that resembles coffee grounds and will be the same color as the wood they are eating.
CONTROL PRODUCTS: USE Premise Foam to kill the activity then follow up with Bora Care for long-term wood protection.
HEY, BUTTERFLY & POLLINATOR GARDENERS! Is your garden ready for MONARCH MIGRATION? Check out the Buglady's list of available nectar and caterpillar host plants for April! Regular store hours @ 6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan (Social distancing outside in backyard): Monday thru Friday 9:30-5.
HEY, New Orleans/Metairie Facebook friends! Looking for something fun and interesting to do with your kids? Want to raise a butterfly? Watch the magic of metamorphosis where a crawling bug becomes a flying bug. Black swallowtail caterpillars eat parsley, dill and fennel. I have plants in stock! They are so cute when they are babies and beautiful as an adult. These are ready for adoption! Call the BugLady at 504-739-5715 and stop by my store (Barber Laboratories) located at 6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan. Open Monday through Friday 9:30-5. (practicing safe distancing)
Why is this adorable girl smiling? She, her brother and Mother have just adopted some Black Swallowtail caterpillars! And they also purchased my book, "BugLady's Butterfly Summer" to learn more about raising butterflies!