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Cynthia Tanner, left, community volunteer, and Mary Ann Guillory, executive director of the Eunice Food Bank, display fans donated by Cleco during the company’s 20th Annual Fan Drive which helps elderly customers stay cool and lower their energy usage during the hot summer months. The agencies began distributing fans to the elderly by appointment last week. To request a fan, seniors should contact the agency in their area and make an appointment. To receive a fan, seniors must be a Cleco customer and 60-years of age or older. (Submitted photo)

Fans at Eunice Food Bank

Cynthia Tanner, left, community volunteer, and Mary Ann Guillory, executive director of the Eunice Food Bank, display fans donated by Cleco during the company’s 20th Annual Fan Drive which helps elderly customers stay cool and lower their energy usage during the hot summer months. The agencies began distributing fans to the elderly by appointment last week. To request a fan, seniors should contact the agency in their area and make an appointment. To receive a fan, seniors must be a Cleco customer and 60-years of age or older. (Submitted photo)

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LSU AgCenter entomologist Karen Sun, left, and graduate student Joe McCarthy examine pieces of wood for termites. The researchers are wearing masks because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter)

Termite ‘police’ help manage colonies

Many insects, such as ants, bees, wasps and termites, live in cooperative groups with one or a few reproductives and many workers. And reproductive conflicts are common in these insect societies, said Qian “Karen” Sun, an assistant professor in the LSU AgCenter Department of Entomology.
A typical termite colony starts with one queen and one king. A queen can live for 30 to 40 years while most workers live for one year. Eventually, however, the queen or king dies, and some immature termites, such as workers, start to differentiate into replacement reproductives.

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Water early in the morning between 2 and 8 a.m. (Photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter)

Tips on effective landscape watering

Water is our most precious natural resource. According to the American Water Works Association Research Foundation, Americans collectively use 29 billion gallons of water per day, with 30% or 8.5 billion gallons per day being used for gardening and lawn care. With two-thirds of the world’s population projected to face water scarcity by 2025, according to the United Nations, it’s time to plan for shortages.

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Malita Bartie, left, executive director of the Acadia Council on Aging, and Allison Pousson, receptionist, display a fan donated by Cleco during the company’s 20th Annual Fan Drive which helps elderly customers stay cool and lower their energy usage during the hot summer months. “The fan drive is important to us because fans help our elderly customers keep cool during our hot summer months,” said Ron Smith, director of customer experience. (Submitted photo)

Cleco fan drive to help elderly

Malita Bartie, left, executive director of the Acadia Council on Aging, and Allison Pousson, receptionist, display a fan donated by Cleco during the company’s 20th Annual Fan Drive which helps elderly customers stay cool and lower their energy usage during the hot summer months. “The fan drive is important to us because fans help our elderly customers keep cool during our hot summer months,” said Ron Smith, director of customer experience. (Submitted photo)

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