Why Do Termites Eat Wood?

Termites are detritivores (also known as detritus feeders), needing water, cellulose, and shelter to survive. Cellulose is an organic fiber found in wood and plant matter. They dine on the cellulose, the best source of nutrition for their dietary requirements, absorbing both the moisture and nutrients. Our homes have ample supplies of dead [...]

2017-10-04T12:47:00+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Bugs, Pests, Termites|

The Ants Go Marching One By One Hurrah

Have you ever wondered why ants march one by one? Ants are actually very social insects and have a strict organized life which involves traveling great distances away from their nests looking for food. They seem to walk in a straight line one by one, because they are actually following a path that maps the [...]

2017-09-13T08:42:55+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Ants, Pests|

The kitchen is not only the most popular room in the house for people, but also pests..

After a long summer rain, you may find little creepy crawlers inside your home. With your kitchen housing the food for you and your family, as well as others living in your home, pests make themselves at home in your kitchen. It’s virtually like being at a buffet for these uninvited guests! Our [...]

2017-09-01T10:01:28+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Pests|

If all bugs are insects, are all insects bugs?

If all bugs are insects, are all insects bugs? Answer: Nope. All bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs. This may seem a little confusing, especially considering many people use bug to describe anything creepy and crawly, but there actually are some very interesting differences. The Mouth The mouth is the key to [...]

2017-08-09T07:26:52+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Bugs, Pests|

Where Do Mosquitoes Come From?

WHERE DO MOSQUITOES COME FROM? Mosquitoes are jokingly referred to as the State Bird of Louisiana. However, they are not exclusive to our state. Mosquitoes are found all over the world, with the exception of Antarctica. They favor warmer, more humid climates and live closest to open bodies of water. Overall, there are approximately 2700 [...]

2017-07-31T11:17:04+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Mosquitos, Pests|

Where Do Mosquitoes Strike?

Where Do Mosquitoes Strike? Pool Party You’ve planned a beautiful pool party with a classic picnic lunch. Everyone is enjoying the glorious sunshine and the absence of thunderstorms. You packed the perfect picnic lunch with lots of delicious items to eat. All is well relaxing by the poolside or splash in the cooling water of [...]

2017-07-10T07:25:43+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Mosquitos, Pests|

Mosquitoes, Ants And Cockroaches…Oh My!

MOSQUITOES, ANTS, AND COCKROACHES… O MY! During torrential rains, insects take refuge in your home. These unwanted house guests take up residence in your home because they need a dry, comfortable habitat just like we do. Like any other unwanted house guest, they can be difficult to get rid of, and that's a job for [...]

2017-07-05T12:44:24+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Ants, fleas, Mosquitos, Pests, Roach, Spider, Ticks|

What are June Bugs & Lovebugs?

WHAT ARE JUNE BUGS AND LOVEBUGS? June Bugs and Lovebugs are everywhere during certain times of the year in Louisiana. What are they and what are the differences between these two pests? When you're out during the warm spring evenings, you might notice a nocturnal beetle buzzing around. They're commonly known as June Bugs, but [...]

2017-06-09T13:49:10+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Bugs, Pests|