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Formosan termite numbers rising

A wooden stick that had been buried in the ground in a “crate bait” for one month is teeming with Formosan subterranean termites. Scientists use the baits to capture termites that are then used for research. A 1-foot-square crate with 40 sticks can attract as many as 30,000 termites in a week.
--LSU AgCenter Photo

BATON ROUGE — Mimicking the growing population of East Baton Rouge Parish, the number of Formosan subterranean termites found in traps across the area is also increasing.

Housing expert offers ways to reduce A/C costs

An air duct sealed with mastic is shown at LaHouse, LSU AgCenter’s teaching and demonstration home in Baton Rouge.
-- Craig Gautreaux Photo

BATON ROUGE — The long, hot, humid summers in the Deep South can cause electric bills to skyrocket as people turn on their air conditioners for relief.

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