Interview date: 5.15.13
Linda Auld--also known as the "bug lady" -- is owner of Barber Laboratories. Linda's grandfather, Ernest Barber, started the business in 1921 as Barber Entomological Laboratories. Because of New Orleans' warm climate, we have more than our share of vermin. Linda gives us some insight into three of our most common pests: termites, roaches, and rats, but Linda's true love is butterflies. Every summer, Linda participates in the North American Butterfly Association's butterfly survey by observing butterflies throughout areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. One of Linda's favorites moths is the giant Luna month that you can see in the photo. Listen to learn which insect is our national insect.
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