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Katrinia and Formonas Termites

2006-03-05 13:18:47.924076+00 by meuon 3 comments


Apparently a lot of the debris from Katrina and Rita has been converted into mulch, and sold/hauled off and is being resold as cheap mulch to homeowners. Only you may get a bonus: Formosan Termites. Apparently these hungry critters are also hard to control (read: existing termite control methods don't work). So, if you are buying mulch, be aware from whence it hails.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-03-05 21:12:54.878629+00 by: John Anderson

Snopes says it's bogus.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-03-05 21:41:56.517492+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

Note that Snopes says that the LSU AgCenter has imposed a quarantine on the area (as meuon's website says).

There is a HUGE amount of wood, though. I was in NOLA in December and saw some really big mounds of wood on West End Blvd (a few blocks from the 17th Street Canal Levee breach.) It looked like much of the wood was being moved a few miles east to the marshy areas outside of Chalmette.

Friends of mine said that when they first came back in October/November the piles on West End Blvd were full of appliances and other debris and were four stories high.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-03-08 02:10:56.56306+00 by: meuon

If it hadn't been e-mailed to me from a caver budy working for FEMA in Nola, -and- my Dad, and both referred to the LSU Ag Center site.. it's worth taking note of.