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. If you have an infestation issue and aren't sure what to do, we recommend that you rely on a professional and experienced pest control firm to handle the problem.
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?”
What do I do if my dog or cat has fleas?
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.
Living in the south, termites are a very serious structural pest. They cause homeowners billions of dollars in damage each year. To gain access to a structure, termites usually build mud-like tunnels up the exterior foundation or enter through a bath trap, the area beneath a bath tub where the drain goes through the concrete foundation. To prevent termite infestations, we apply a termite-proof barrier under and around your structure. This barrier will repel any termites in the ground around your home.
Should I Be Worried About Silverfish?
Unfortunately, insects and other pests abound in our home. Though all are definitely unwanted, certain pests are more dangerous than others. 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? Though you have probably seen these small, silvery insects crawling around your home, you may have wondered what they are and whether they are harmful to you, your family, your home, or your place of business.
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.
Baton Rouge Winter Pest Problems
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.
Cold Weather & Winter 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.
Treating Roaches is Important for your Health!
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 Problems 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?
When is Termite Season?
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.