Category: Pest Control

April 11, 2018 NOLAPest No comments exist

Don’t encourage termites: 7 smart gardening practices By Dan Gill, The Times-Picayune garden columnist The next several months are a popular time for adding or reworking beds of shrubs, ground covers, and flowers next to your house. As you do so, remember, this work can affect your home’s termite protection. We often refer to beds…

March 22, 2018 NOLAPest No comments exist

Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Expand U.S. Range, CDC Reports The southern U.S. shows a substantial increase in the number of counties reporting evidence of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. July 6, 2017 The southern United States shows a substantial increase in the number of counties that reported evidence of the mosquitoes that can spread chikungunya, dengue,…

March 10, 2018 NOLAPest No comments exist

Bedbugs aren’t a big concern when you travel … unless you get them. Then they’re a blood-sucking nightmare, and they won’t just ruin your trip — they can ruin your life for months afterward if they hitch a ride home with you. Don’t think you’ll find them only in a two-bit motel — there are…

February 26, 2018 NOLAPest No comments exist

Mosquitoes are not only the most annoying insects but they
 also transmit deadly malaria virus among other illnesses in humans. That’s
 right, the most dangerous animal in the world can be killed with a slap. Mosquitoes 
have been known to cause a variety of illnesses apart from the commonly known
 Malaria. These insects have the…

February 5, 2018 NOLAPest No comments exist

How to tell the difference between swarming Ants and Termites Termites often start swarming around the latter part of February through early March. It is important to distinguish swarming ants from termites because control measures for both are quite different in technique and price. Subterranean termites are the most destructive insect pests of wood. In…

January 17, 2018 NOLAPest No comments exist

New Orleans rats are carrying pathogens that could be fatal to dogs The greater New Orleans area is no stranger to rodents, whether it is nutria swimming in the bayous or the small rat scurrying along Bourbon Street. Researchers are finding local rodents aren’t just unpleasant — they are likely carrying bacteria that could be…

January 6, 2018 NOLAPest No comments exist

Consider your options in the extended war to exterminate cockroaches If you’ve got a roach infestation in your home, your first instinct will be to figure out the best way to get rid of them. Stomping and rolled-up newspapers may make a satisfying squish, but they’re hardly a prescription to win the cockroach land war….

December 28, 2017 NOLAPest No comments exist

Pest Management in Food Service Facilities Cockroaches are a serious problem in these accounts, but control can be achieved if food, water, and harborage are eliminated and customer cooperation is achieved. Pest control in food service facilities can quickly become a struggle between the client and pest management professional if expectations between the two are…

December 15, 2017 NOLAPest No comments exist

DIY Bed Bug Treatment Attempt Accidentally Results in Massive Fire Bed bugs were once nearly eradicated from the U.S. But in recent years they’ve come back worse than ever, beefed up from decades of exposure to insecticides and helped along by an increase in global travel and a decrease in public knowledge of how to fight…

October 29, 2017 NOLAPest No comments exist

Mosquito Control – Tips For Effective Pest Control Mosquito control is not only a means to help deter the spread of disease, but also a way to rid ourselves of the annoyance caused by these pests. One has to make sure that his/ her home stays mosquito-free. By actively working to reduce the number of…