Posts Tagged ‘insect’

Coast neighborhood overrun by caterpillars since Isaac

by Associated Press Published: September 13,2012

Tags: bug, Caterpillar, home, homeowner, house, hurricane, infest, infestation, insect, neighborhood, pest, property, storm, tropical, Weather

BAY ST. LOUIS — The thousands of caterpillars covering yards in the Garden Isle neighborhood of Bay St. Louis make it look almost like the grass is moving. Residents worry this is just a pit stop before the insects get into their homes. Residents in Garden Isle tell WLOX-TV since Hurricane Isaac, the whole area […] [...]

Foresters warn landowners of spread of Southern pine beetles

by Associated Press Published: July 9,2012

Tags: agriculture, beetle, forest, forester, forestry, habitat, insect, lumber, pest, timber, tree, wood

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Southern pine beetle populations are on the rise in southwest Mississippi, and foresters are warning of a potential outbreak and urging landowners to be on the lookout for the tree-killing pests. The Mississippi Forestry Commission says populations of the borer beetles that attack and kill live trees are increasing in the area […] [...]

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