Bug Blog

Termite swarm season

Posted by james - February 25, 2012 - Ants, Termites

Here in the Baton Rouge area we are approaching termite swarm season. March is generally when we see the first termite swarmers (alates). Mature termite conlonies swarm each spring. A swarm is where alates (reproductive termites) leave the colony and pair up to start a new termite conly. Termites and ants look alot alike, the […]

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Fall means rodents…. In Baton Rouge

Posted by james - November 13, 2011 - Rodents

With the arrival of cooler weather here in the Baton Rouge area means an increase in rodent activity (mice and rats). Not only are mice and rats a health issue but they cause substantial property damage, they commonly chew electrical lines which is a huge fire risk! Mice can enter through a space as small […]

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Choosing a pest control company only by price

Posted by james - July 26, 2011 - Pest Control

We get alot of calls from potential customers looking for a pest control provider. Many of those potential customers choose a provider simply by picking the lowest bid, which is understandable. Consumers feel that most pest control providers are the same, so why not go with the least expensive? Not all pest control providers are […]

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Bed bugs in Baton Rouge, LA

Posted by james - July 26, 2011 - Bed Bugs

I received a call from a gentleman wanting an estimate for a bed bug treatment. He explaind his wife has been experiencing “bite” marks which they thought was from spiders. He finally inspected the mattress and he found bed bugs. He said about 8 months ago a friend came over to visit 2-3 times, the […]

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Springtails in the greater Baton Rouge area

Posted by James - June 24, 2011 - Pest Control

With the really dry weather we have been having (except this week) Spring tail populations have started invading home. Springtails are very small bugs the look alot like a shrimp. They typically nest outdoors but with really dry or wet weather the will fing their way indooors. Sprintails are very small and difficult to see, […]

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Fleas in Baton Rouge, LA

Posted by James - June 23, 2011 - Fleas

It has been a busy week with flea calls here in the Baton Rouge area. I have one new customer that had a rackoon and her young living under the house, wildlife trappers removed the rackoons and relocated them. If your home is pier and beam (crawl structure) one of the most important things to […]

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Mice in Denham Springs, LA

Posted by James - May 8, 2011 - Rodents

Did a service yesterday for a new pest control customer in Denham Springs. He is having a mouse problem. The most important part of controlling mice or rats is finding where they are getting into the structure. Our mouse problem is focused mainly in the kitchen although they were beginning to see them in bedrooms […]

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Active termites in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Posted by James - April 30, 2011 - Termites

Received a call from a potential customer yesterday, they were cleaning out the garage. They picked up a box that was damaged, and it had bugs in it. I responded the same day to do a through inspection. Sure enough it was termites! Termites can cause significant damage in a short period of time, especially […]

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Termites are swarming in the Baton Rouge area

Posted by James - March 9, 2011 - Termites

Today in Baton Rouge we experienced our first termite swarm of the season. The conditions are perfect, we had rain then the sun came out and humidity increased. Termites swarm each spring in Baton Rouge in late February, March and April. Subteranean termite swarmers are black in color and the have four wings the same […]

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Ants in the greater Baton Rouge area

Posted by James - March 6, 2011 - Ants

Looks like spring has arrived in Baton Rouge, that means an increase in pest activity. Ants are generally one of the top 3 pest problems homeowners experience. Sugar ants or (little black ants) are often found inside around kitchen sinks and along counter tops. Fire ants in the lawn is a constant battle for homeowners, […]

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