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Swarming Season, Everything you Need to Know Before the Termites Show Up

Termites are one of the most expensive pests to deal with.  Causing more than $5 Billion in damages each year, the termite burrows into the wood in your home’s structure and digs tunnels through the wood, eating and building nests as it compromises the integrity of your home.  If they make it into your structure, you may […]

An Ounce of Prevention, Termite Edition

Termites are one of the most expensive pests to deal with.  Causing more than $5 Billion in damages each year, the termite burrows into the wood in your home’s structure and digs tunnels through the wood, eating and building nests as it compromises the integrity of your home.   If they make it into your structure, you may […]

Number one killer in the world! Mosquitos

Everybody hates mosquitos. The unofficial state bird of Louisiana, the mosquito is probably the insect you think of the most related to our state. This winged devil buzzes around for most of the year and despite having a life span of only up to two months, this little guy has racked up quite the body […]

Major Insects in Southeast Louisiana

Just moved to southeast Louisiana? Here’s all the bugs you need to know about There are many things that you need to know when you move from one place to another. Where to eat, where to shop, where to drink, holiday customs, the housing market, school systems, library cards, and property taxes are just a […]

Mosquito Mister Systems and Why They Are Important

What is a Mosquito Mister System and Why Do I Need One? If you’ve ever been to a friend’s backyard party where the mosquitos were ready to carry you away, then you can relate to the need for a mosquito mister system, but what is it? Will it hurt your pets or get on your […]

Science in a Hornet’s Sting

Inside a Hornet’s Sting Hornets are typically larger than bees or wasps and their sting is considered more painful as well.  Unlike bees, hornets do not have hairy bodies and they are usually shiny.  Only the females do the stinging and they will follow you for long distances if they feel the need to. Why […]

Preventing Bed Bugs

An Ounce of Prevention: Bed Bug Edition If you think you may have bedbugs, the first step is to make sure that they are bedbugs.  You may see a flea or a tick and misidentify it as a bedbug.  Bedbugs are small brown insects that have a segmented abdomen, similar to a cockroach. They live […]

Tips and Tricks for Preventing Mosquitos

Tip & Tricks for Preventing Mosquitos Mosquitos are one of the most common flying pests in southern Louisiana.  They are easy to get annoyed by and are they kill more people every year than any other animal.  A mosquito survives on the blood of humans and animals.  The bite itself is not painful because mosquitos […]

Good Bugs vs. Bad Bugs

There are good bugs and there are bad bugs.  This is a fact.  All bugs serve a purpose in one form or another.  Some of them can be quite beneficial to you, especially if you garden.  Today, we are going to cover some bugs that look similar, but serve different purposes in our lives.  The […]