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New Orleans Termites on the Move

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New Orleans Termites on the Move

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New Orleans Termites on the Move

New Orleans Termites on the Move

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The floodwaters of New Orleans may have unexpected consequences for some of its residents: termites. Did floodwaters drown the dreaded wood eaters? What will be the effect as termite-infested wood is bulldozed and carried to other states?

Guests:

Gregg Henderson, professor, entomology, Louisiana State University

Duncan Murrell, journalist, Pittsboro, N.C.