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|

Does Mulch Attract Termites?

Can mulch cause a termite infestation? Spring is definitely in the air throughout the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. Flowers are blooming and the grass is growing which means it is time to pluck weeds and add new mulch to the gardens. But, as you are spreading the mulch, have you ever thought about whether the [...]

2017-03-20T15:58:52+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Terminix, Termites|

New Home Termite Protection Service

Building a new home is an exciting experience. No matter if you are a Homeowner or home builder, if you are building a new custom home, the more you know about the homebuilding process, the more enjoyable your experience is likely to be. You will probably start out with deciding on what type of home [...]

2017-03-09T18:41:59+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Terminix, Termites|

Firewood Storage Tips

New Orleans Firewood Storage Tips One day the temperature in New Orleans is going to drop again and we can enjoy our fireplaces, but until then our firewood will just sit. The question is where is the best place to store firewood? Throughout this article you will learn some quick Firewood Storage Tips that will [...]

2017-03-02T21:47:59+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Pests, Terminix, Termites|

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|

Why Do Termites Lose Their Wings?

Why Do Termites Lose Their Wings? The purpose of termite swarming season is to begin new colonies. As a colony matures, it begins to produce a reproductive caste called alate nymphs that will develop into swarmers with wings. Winged termites have a straight waist and straight antennae. Their wings are equal in size and are used [...]

2017-03-02T21:48:00+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Termites|

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, Nope It’s Termites!

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, Nope It's Termites! You got it New Orleans, Spring may bring flowers but it also means it is Termite Season.  This means we do everything to avoid attracting the little winged bugs away from the street lights into our homes and of course we will worry about them eating [...]

2017-03-02T21:48:00+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Termites|