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OMG… There are BUGS in my Cereal Box!

OMG… There are BUGS in my Cereal Box! You pull your favorite cereal box down from the shelf, and begin to pour the cereal into a bowl. Before you pour the milk, you realize there are bugs in the cereal box. OMG! What kind of bugs are these? Where did they come from? How [...]

2018-02-10T10:36:06+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Bugs, Pests|

How does a freeze impact Mosquitoes?

It is a myth that mosquitoes are affected by freezing temperatures! They are not impacted in their entirety. With a subtropical climate, our environment mimics the tropics, creating habitats supportive of some species of mosquitoes that co-exist with us throughout the entire year. As hard freezes arrive in South Louisiana, mosquitoes are less prevalent [...]

2018-01-15T08:57:04+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Bugs, Mosquitos, Pests|

Are You Inviting Pests To Thanksgiving Dinner?

Who are you inviting to Thanksgiving Dinner? You’re most likely inviting family members and close friends over for a Thanksgiving feast. You’ll probably serve a beautifully roasted turkey, a sweet potato casserole, oyster dressing, roasted vegetables, a delicious salad, crunchy French bread, and an array of fabulous desserts. What you do not realize is [...]

2017-11-08T10:32:52+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Ants, Mosquitos, Pests, Rats, Roach|

Why Cockroaches Are So Terrifying?

Have You Ever Wondered Why Cockroaches Are So Terrifying? You might be sitting on your sofa, watching a movie, and then out of the corner of your eye, something flies in and drops down to join you. Almost instantly, you realize that it is not your typical bug because of its size and apparent ability [...]

2017-10-24T14:16:12+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Pests, Roach|

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|

Little Miss Muffet calls TERMINIX

Spiders are not usually aggressive and only become aggressive when they unknowingly trapped or about to get smashed. But, you should familiarize yourself with a couple of venomous spiders that reside in Louisiana. In the US the two most venomous spiders are the Black Widow and Brown Recluse, and both of them are located in Louisiana. [...]

2017-03-02T21:48:00+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Spider, Terminix|

Termite Shelter Tubes

Termite Shelter Tubes You may have seen them before, especially if you have had termites, they are little paths of what looks like dirt. These little tunnels are called Termite Shelter Tubes and they are created by Subterranean Termites. Because these termites need a moist environment, they build tunnel tubes to protect them from weather and [...]

2017-03-02T21:48:00+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Termites|