August Pest of the Month: Silverfish
Silverish has the scientific name of Lepisma saccharina, which means that they love carbohydrates like sugar and starch. Click here to read more about silverfish.
July's Pest of the Month: Southern Flannel Moth (Puss Caterpillar)
There are a number of different names for Southern Flannel Moths, but no matter what you call them, this is a pest that is best avoided! Click here to learn more!
Plants & Trees Good for Pest Control
In addition to chemical and barrier methods to pest control, there are some organic systems that are also effective. Let's take a look at some of the plants that are good for pest control. Click here to learn more!
June's Pest of the Month: Beetles (June Bugs)
Cultivating a beautiful garden can be a challenge, but most people find it well worth the effort. One of the challenges gardeners face is pests and other unwanted creatures that can cause havoc with their plantings. Are June bugs taking over your garden? Click here to learn more.
May's Pest of the Month - Fire Ants
There are pests, and then there are those pests that sting. Fire ants, scientifically classified as part of the Solenassis group, are those insects that get near and in your home only to bite when you are not looking. Learn More!
Termite vs. Winged-Ant
One of the key aspects of dealing with pests is proper identification. Different pests have different habits, physiologies, and weaknesses and will all need to be dealt with differently. The unfortunate part is that some of them look very similar to each other. Click here to learn more about the difference between termites and winged ants.
April's Pest of the Month- Fleas
Believe it or not, fleas are one of humanity's oldest enemies. They've been around far longer than Father Abraham himself, and have existed since the early Cretaceous era as ectoparasites that drained the blood from our early mammalian ancestors. Learn More!
Everything you Need to Know About Summertime Pests
Biting and stinging pests are inevitable during the warmer months. Some bites and stings are just sore and itchy, but others can have more severe repercussions for our families, friends, and pets. Click here to learn more about pests that bite and sting.
March's Pest of the Month: Flies
Several dozen types of flies exist in our region. Who can forget the swarm of millions of midge flies that invaded last year? Those flies mostly caused outdoor visibility problems but inside a home, flies cause far worse problems. Learn more!
Keep Roaches Out of Your Home
Cockroaches are some of the most dangerous pests that can infest any home. They are known to spread all sorts of disease-causing bacteria, including salmonella. To read more about roaches in your home, click here.
February pest of the month - Hornets
Hornets are a subset of wasps that are much more social and non-aggressive than the rest of their insect group. They are larger than wasps, and typically have a flame-like orange color while wasps are yellow and black. This insect may not be as fearful as some others, but they are still not something that you want in your house or yard.
Rats and mice present a huge pest control problem around the world. Rodents are difficult to get rid of, and they can also cause health problems by spreading disease. Here's why rodents are so problematic, and why you should consider pest control to remove them. Click here to read more.
January's Pest of the Month: Fleas
Let's talk about fleas. These little buggers can cause a lot of harm to both animals and humans.
Fleas can easily jump from your pet onto carpets and other soft surfaces, causing a huge problem for both the four-legged and human members of your family. Learn More!
Unwanted Guests This Holiday Season
The holiday season is upon us, and for many people, it means more time spent at home entertaining and enjoying time with friends and family. Not everyone is welcome during the holiday season, however - no one has the time for pests and creepy crawlies this time of year! Of course, pests are never welcome any time of year, but when our homes are filled with guests and laughter and good cheer, the last thing we want is unwelcome insects and bugs. Click here to learn more about pests in your home this holiday.
December's Pest of the Month: Bedbugs
If you've ever had bed bugs in your home, you know just how frustrating they can be. These little critters are unfortunately common, especially in big cities, and they are very difficult to get rid of. Here's everything you need to know about these frustrating pests. Learn more about bedbugs here.
3 Things You Didn't Know About Lightning Bugs
During the late spring and summer, it's not unusual to see a firefly flashing its light over a peaceful meadow. Some people refer to these extraordinary insects as lightning bugs. Click here to learn more about lightning bugs.
3 Great Tips for a Pest Free Home
Spring cleaning is upon us. Sadly, the warm weather often leads to more pests in your home. Some of the most common unwelcome guests include ants, cockroaches, ticks, fleas, termites, bedbugs, and flies. Click here to learn more about how to keep your home pest free.
November's Pest of the Month: Flies
There’s nothing more irritating than a buzzing fly. They seem like they’re always hovering around and landing on you, or worse, your food. Yet just when you go to swat them, they disappear. To fight the enemy, you should know the enemy. So here’s some information on houseflies you may not already know. To read more about flies, click here.
How to Prepare for Fall Pests
The hot summer is coming to a close to give way to the cooler fall. For many people, it’s time to get ready and prepare for pests that arrive with the colder weather, hoping for somewhere to hide from the elements. Insects such as ants, spiders, and cockroaches, and rodents such as rats and mice are some of the pests that come calling at our homes and places of work.
October's Pest of the Month: Centipedes
Centipedes are those creepy-crawly and lightning fast little creatures with what looks like a hundred legs and pointy pinchers. If you’ve seen one, you know just how scary they can be to find in your home. But what do you really know about them? Read more about centipedes.
5 proven ways to keep pests out of your apartment
Apartments may seem like pest-free zones because there are no yards to provide safe havens for creepy creatures and their furry friends. But in reality, pests can be a major concern. With so many people living closely and numerous spaces in between, apartments can be the perfect dwellings for pests. Click here to learn more.
September's Pest of the Month: Spiders
With their eight legs and creepy movements, spiders are one of the most feared insects throughout the world. However, there are over 40,000 different species of spider, and the vast majority of them are harmless. Read More about spiders here.
Ants, Ants, & More Ants
Ants become more active as the weather warms up, so you’re more likely to see them in the spring or summer. Click here to learn more about ants, and what you can do around your home to prevent them from coming back.
August's Pest of the Month: Crickets
Crickets are a type of insect which belongs to the family Orthoptera. There are over 900 different species of cricket, and they can be green, brown, black or red in color. Crickets are usually no larger than one or two inches in length and are distinguishable by their easily-recognizable song, known as chirping. Learn more about crickets here.
What Just Bit Me??
It’s finally summer! Which means spending more time outside with bothersome insects. Some are harmful and some aren’t, but how can you tell the difference? Click here to read more about the different types of bug bites that you can get in the summertime.
July's Pest of the Month: Fire Ants
Fire ants are a specific sub-species of ant that are known for their red exterior and painful bites. They aren't nearly as common as normal ants, but they are much more dangerous to humans and therefore are considered a more serious pest. Read More!
Midges: What are they?
Midges are tiny flying bugs. Wet areas provide a breeding ground for midges who lay their eggs on the water’s surface. The hatched larvae clean up the water they live in by consuming organic debris. To learn more about midges, click here.
June's Pest of the Month: Gnats
Gnats are very small, but they can also be very annoying, particularly when they get inside a building. They look somewhat similar to mosquitoes, with two wings and antennae, but they are much smaller. Many species of gnats don't bite, but some do. Learn more about gnats here!
Ways to Get Rid of Ticks
Ticks are frustrating little pests that are particularly common in humid environments. They can be found in both rural and urban areas and are particularly irritating to animals. If you have been struggling with ticks in your home and yard, there are some things you can do to get rid of them. Read More
May's Pest of the Month: Mosquitoes
For many people, mosquitoes are the most annoying part of the summer months. These little bugs like to live in damp, humid areas, often near bodies of standing water. While they are quite small, their bites can be very itchy and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are ways you can prevent these little guys from getting in the way of your summer.
4 Useful Ways to Keep Roaches Away
Cockroaches are some of the most dangerous pests that can infest any home. They are known to spread all sorts of disease-causing bacteria, including salmonella. They can also cause allergy and asthma attacks to people who are sensitive to them. Read More
April's Pest of the Month: Wasps
Wasps are an irritating bug that is similar to a bee but is larger and typically much more aggressive. They often prey on other bugs and can actually be good for the life of certain plants. However, wasps have very painful stings. While there are many different species of wasps, they all have smooth, waxy bodies that are longer than the body of a bee. Read more about April's Pest of the Month.
March's Pest of the Month: Mosquito Hawks
March pest of the month: Mosquito Hawks
This month's pest of the month is one that is fairly harmless but can be quite annoying - the mosquito hawk.
Common Pests Found in Your Home
Although you may not notice them, there are many different types of pests that like to live in your home. Once you start to notice them, they can become very irritating and even become a health risk. Read More About Pests in Your Home
How to Handle Springtime: Pest Control in Southern Louisiana
Springtime in Baton Rouge is just around the corner, and so are all kinds of pests that would love to make your house their new home. They are searching for food and moisture, and once they enter your home they can quickly reproduce and cause an infestation. Read More About Springtime Pests
Spider Egg Sacs in Your Home?
If you live in an area that is home to spiders, you may notice spider egg sacs in corners or under your furniture. It's important to remove the spider egg sacs because otherwise, they can lead to a spider infestation in your home. Read More About Spider Egg Sacs
Flea Control: FLEAse, Help Me!
Finding fleas in your home sparks a rollercoaster of emotions. First, there's the shock, then there's disbelief, followed rapidly by disgust and outright panic. If you're unlucky enough to be bitten, the itching comes next--probably a deal breaker. Read More About Flea Control
Pests to Look for After Heavy Rainfall or Flooding
Heavy rain and flooding can be disastrous to your home. While severe weather and flash floods can lead to unfortunate circumstances like discovering you have a leaky roof, there are other flood hazards to worry about such as the invasion of pesky pests. Read More About Pests During Heavy Rainfall
4 Pests You Need to be Aware of During a Home Remodel
Despite the noise and activity, construction and the materials provide wonderful entrances into your home for pests, along with cozy hiding places and, in some cases, food sources. If you're about to remodel your home, you need to be aware of the types of pests you might see. Read More About Pests During Remodels
Pests to Look for During the Winter
During the winter, pests like to look for shelter in your home to get away from the cold weather. This means you need to be even more on guard than usual to prevent them from coming in and reproducing.
Termite Treatments Can Save You Money
You may think termites aren't a big deal, but they can actually have huge negative repercussions for you as a homeowner. Termites don't discriminate, and they result in huge amounts of damange to residential and commercial properties.
What you need to know about DIY Pest Control
When you have bugs or critters in your home, your first instinct might be to try and get rid of them on your own. After all, how hard can it be?
Azalea Lace Bug
Azalea Lace Bugs can be a nuisance for homeowners in Louisiana, particularly during late summer to early fall. These bugs infest the plant by attaching themselves to the leaves. If they are not controlled early, they can cause widespread damage by sucking the life out of your plants. Read More
A Closer Look at Whiteflies
Even with great care during the growing season, plants can still get invaded by these pesky creatures, especially whiteflies. Gardeners and plant lovers find this quite frustrating. Read on to find out the best methods of getting rid of and preventing whiteflies from coming back. What are whiteflies? Read more.
Prepare Your Home For Fall Pests
If you think that pests only wreak havoc during the summer, you're wrong. In cooler months, certain pests are known to increase in population and cause lots of trouble in your home. Fall is a season when pest infestation has the possibility to get out of hand. Read More
5 Common Bugs in Homes that Bite
Although most pest bites cause tiny little bumps on the skin and are harmless in nature, other pests such as mosquitoes can cause serious infections like malaria. It is imperative you know which bug has sunk their teeth into you. To learn more about bugs that bite, click here.
Get Rid of the Problem GNATurally
Fungus gnats are 90% of the time associated with plants, and breed on microscopic fungi growing within the soil of a potted plant. In other cases that are rare, water leaks or moisture issues can be to blame for fungus gnats because of mold and mildew. So, how do you get rid of these pests GNATurally?
Why Your Small Business Needs Professional Pest Control
Hiring a professional pest control company to rid your business premises of stubborn pests like rodents, termites, and spiders can have several benefits. Bayou Cajun Pest have well-trained technicians who understand how to handle and treat different kinds of infestations. Read More
Common Ants in Louisiana and How to Get Rid of Them
Ants are never a welcome guest, and these common ants seem to be everywhere in Louisiana! Never leave food lying around, and take care to caulk all small gaps that could provide these pests with a place to enter your home. Read more
The Most Common Pests in the Summertime
Summertime is filled with exciting activities like picnics in the park, running through the sprinkler during a hot day, and chasing fireflies at night! Unfortunately, there are some unwanted pests that insist on showing up uninvited!
How to Treat Bees and Wasps
Bees and wasps are insects that can build their colonies in or around your home and become a nuisance. Getting rid of these pesky little creatures before they invade your home or sting someone is not always an easy task. You may even ask yourself, “Do I Need a Pest Control Company for Bees and Wasps?” Read More
Are fleas BUGing your cats & dogs?
Are you worried that your beloved Rover, Fluffy or Buddy may have a few fleas? Unsure as to how to properly and effectively eliminate those itchy insects? Unfortunately, there's not a big window of time between the start of a few fleas and a potential flea infestation. Read More
Living in the south, termites are a very serious structural pest. They cause homeowners billions of dollars in damage each year.
Should I Be Worried About Silverfish?
You're probably familiar with the most common pests, like the unfortunately ubiquitous common cockroach, the frighteningly powerful yellow jacket, our the destructive termite. Yet what about the lesser-known silverfish?
Spring Pest Problems in Baton Rouge
Now that the weather is warming up, we’re starting to spend more time relaxing outdoors. The warmer weather also means common Springtime pests are spending more time around your family.
Why Pay for Professional Pest Control?
DIY pest control treatments may seem like a great idea. They’re simple and often use products you already have in your home. However, there are a few reasons these simple pest fixes may end up costing you more down the line.
Do Mosquitoes Die During Winter?
According to East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control, small numbers of mosquitoes are already being noted throughout the Parish. Though we have just gone through a few hard freezes, we are on our way to warmer weather.
Winter Pest Problems | Baton Rouge, La
As we continue to deal with an unusually cold winter, many homeowners and business owners assume pests are less of a problem. However, many cold weather pests are still a very big problem for locals throughout the Baton Rouge area and into surrounding parishes. Read More
Cold Weather Pests
When Louisiana finally sees cold weather, there's often a nice break in some of the pest problems we're used to, such as mosquitoes. However, the winter weather brings in its own pest problems if you're not careful. These cold weather pests are looking for warmth, such as your home.
WDIR - Wood Destroying Insect Report
If you're buying or selling a home, then it's important to make sure you're prepared for anything that may come up. One thing you may come across is what's known as a WDIR, or a Wood Destroying Insect Report. Buyers and sellers should both understand what a WDIR is and what it means.
Fall Pest Problems in Louisiana
When Fall finally rolls around, Louisiana's temperatures become bearable and we're able to spend more time outdoors. Not only is the weather nicer, but mosquitoes tend to be less of a problem. However, some pests tend to become more of a problem in Fall and the cooler months.
Roaches in Your Kitchen?
Kitchens are typically the most common place homeowners and renters experience roach problems. Food crumbs, dirty surfaces, and damp/dark areas create the perfect place for roaches in your home.
Spider Eggs Inside Your Home
Spiders are a very common pest, especially in our area. So, it's no surprise that spiders are one of the most popular pests we treat. A common complaint from homeowners with a spider problem is the presence of spider egg sacs.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Baton Rouge and other surrounding areas are still seeing an increase in bed bug problems. Treating them requires a specialized and consistent approach.
West Nile in Louisiana
As warm weather continues to linger in Southeast Louisiana, so do the mosquitoes. Local parishes continue to report finding mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile. Learn what this means for you and your family.
Roaches in Your Louisiana Home
Most people agree that roaches are disgusting and have no place in their homes. Getting rid of your roach problem isn't just about getting rid of a creepy pest, though. Roaches are actually capable of spreading diseases and causing health problems.
Don’t let the Mosquitoes crash your Summer BBQ!
Summer in Louisiana means outdoor BBQs and fishing trips, but with annoying and dangerous Mosquitoes around they can ruin your plans. Don't worry, Bayou Cajun Pest can help you make the most of your outdoor space.
Pest Control and Rain
Lately, it seems like we've had more rainy days than sunny days. Our yards are wet, our lawns are high, and there are puddles in our yards that can't seem to dry out. Eventually, we'll get back to sunny days. However, until then, it's possible that you'll start experiencing some pest problems.
Is Pest Control Safe for Pets?
For most families, dogs and cats are part of the family. One of the most frequent questions we're asked is whether pest control is safe for pets. We believe in using pest control measures that are safe for everyone in your home, including your pets.
Fire Ants in the Yard
As summer draws near and the weather warms up, families and pets are spending more time outside. So, it's no surprise that it can be a big problem to enjoy outdoor time if your yard has a fire ant problem.
Do Termites Bite?
By now, you already know that termites can cause real problems for your home. They're destructive and capable of eating wood and other hard, cellulose-based materials. So, that begs the question: can termites bite people?
Termite Season in Louisiana
Every Spring, we deal with the unavoidable - termite swarms. Many people ask us when termite season really begins, and what they can do to be prepared so that their homes don't become the target for a termite colony. We have some answers to these questions!
Spiders in New Construction Homes
Louisiana homeowners know that spiders are often part of the deal. However, spiders can become a nuissance and a real pest once they've started to show up inside your home too often. One of the things we're hearing more and more often about spider problems is related to new construction homes.