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Why Are Louisiana Spiders So Active in Late Summer?

September 19, 2017By
Why Are Louisiana Spiders So Active in Late Summer?

Look around right now – can you find the spider? In fact, you’re never more than 12 feet from a spider here in southern Louisiana! That may sound creepy when you think about it, but the summer months are a heyday for spiders in Louisiana. Here’s why. Spiders Like Warm Weather The first reason that […]

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Webworms Are Everywhere Around New Orleans This Summer!

September 11, 2017By
Webworms Are Everywhere Around New Orleans This Summer!

Are moths eating your lawn? Wait, moths? Yes moths. But of course, they start as worms. We’ve seen this pest chew up beautiful lawns overnight, because tropical sod webworm is rampant right now in Louisiana. Here’s what you need to know to protect your yard. Is it a Worm or a Moth? It’s both! When […]

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Filed in: Lawn Care

Brown Patch is Especially Bad This Summer in Louisiana

August 28, 2017By
Brown Patch is Especially Bad This Summer in Louisiana

Brown Patch might not sound like a very technical name for those – well – brown patches in your lawn. But brown patch is a serious lawn disease here in south Louisiana & Mississippi, so let’s take a look at what you can do to try to keep it at bay and what your options […]

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Mosquitoes: West Nile and Zika Virus Update

August 17, 2017By

If you’ve been watching, reading or listening to the news or social media, then you’ve most definitely heard that both the West Nile and Zika viruses have infiltrated the Gulf Coast. Both conditions are transmitted by mosquito bites, and the West Nile virus can cause flu-like symptoms and severe fatigue that lasts for months. In […]

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Filed in: Mosquito Control

Is a mosquito mister right for my Louisiana or Mississippi home?

August 14, 2017By

If mosquitoes are driving you and your family crazy, you have probably already started researching mosquito control options. After all, not only do mosquitoes leave you with annoying  bites all over your body, they can carry serious diseases like the West Nile and Zika viruses that can, in extreme cases, cause neurological problems and birth […]

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Filed in: Mosquito Control

3 Surprising Places Pests Hide in Your Hotel

July 19, 2017By

Rooms Aren’t the Only Place Your Guests See Pests Clean, comfortable guest rooms are the mainstay of your South Louisiana or Mississippi Gulf Coast hotel, and that’s where many pest control companies focus. But there are other areas that pests are attracted to, and a clean room doesn’t make up for infestations in other areas. […]

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Filed in: Pest Control

Top 3 June Lawn Concerns

June 14, 2017By

It’s a beautiful spring day, and your lawn has been growing like crazy. You hope you’re doing everything you need to keep your lawn healthy, but what should you look for? Here are the top 3 things to prevent, treat, or maintain in June. 1. Brown Patch Brown patch is everywhere this time of year! […]

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Your home isn’t the only thing at risk from Louisiana’s aggressive Formosan termites

May 30, 2017By

May is peak season for a notoriously aggressive termite species common in our area – the Formosan termite. The warm, damp weather means it’s time for termites to swarm, which is why you see so many of these nasty pests flying around streetlamps and porch lights at this time of year. Swarms of termites are […]

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Why Do Fire Ants Make Mounds?

May 4, 2017By
Why Do Fire Ants Make Mounds?

Have you ever noticed that you don’t really see ants in the winter? It’s always a sure sign of spring when the first ants start making their way into your home or garden again. But knowing why ants are gone during the winter can help you get rid of the fire ants around your property. […]

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Filed in: Ant Control

Louisiana Mosquito Forecast for 2017

April 27, 2017By
Louisiana Mosquito Forecast for 2017

Arizona has the Cactus Wren, Texas has the Northern Mockingbird, South Dakota has the Ring-necked Pheasant, but what about Louisiana’s state bird? Why, that would be the mosquito! It’s an old saying around the state that you’d better be careful when you swat a Louisiana mosquito – they may just swat you back. Some of […]

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Filed in: Mosquito