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National Formosan Subterranean Termite Program

Termite Image Library


Image Number K8085-7

The Cabildo, maintained by the Louisiana State Museum, was the site for signing of the Louisiana Purchase. It was infested by the Formosan subterranean termite as is the rest of the French Quarter (Vieux Carre') where the museum is located. This building was one of the first to be treated using the technologically advanced monitoring and baiting. After several months of baiting there have been no further signs of the termite in the building.

Photo by Scott Bauer.

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The Formosan Termite Image Library is provided as a complimentary source of historical and educational digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.

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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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