Bedbugs have been in the news a lot for the past few years. You may have felt safe here in south Louisiana, but they are showing up in our area, and just a few of these hitch-hiking pests can turn into a full-fledged infestation. Unlike other pests, bed bugs don’t feed on filth (they feed…
“Don’t let the bedbugs bite.” How many of us have heard this line before? Imagine yourself ready to drop out from sheer exhaustion and looking towards some much-needed shut-eye, only to find yourself hopping out of bed because of insects crawling all over it. Bedbugs are becoming an urban nuisance, and they can ruin your…

How Do You Get Bedbugs?

Few things cause the level of revulsion elicited by the bedbug. This small, blood-sucking creature is one that has not only invaded our homes, but they are now found in high-end hotels, offices, public transportation systems, and even in business offices. Anyone can fall prey to these hardy bugs, and it is important to know…
Every parent knows that sending their kid to school means exposing them to colds, the flu, lice, and much more. That just seems to be a part of growing up. What shouldn’t be considered protocol for your school kids, however, is being at risk of bringing home bed bugs. With the unfortunate news that experts…
Out of all the different types of pests we deal with, there’s no doubt that people get the most “creeped out” by the possibility of having bed bugs. For those people, this news won’t come as a welcome surprise…but unfortunately pest management industry experts are predicting that bed bug problems are going to get worse…
If you go on a trip this holiday season, you may bring home more than baked goods and presents if you aren’t careful. You could come home with bedbugs. They are a big problem this year and you may not even know you brought them home until they have settled in your house. This is…
There is something of a misperception that bedbugs only infest “dirty” houses or come from “dirty” hotel rooms or movie theaters. The fact is, bedbugs can be a problem for anyone, no matter how careful and clean you are. You may keep a spotless household, but then your child comes home from a sleepover or…
With all the rain we’ve had this winter here in Baton Rouge, you may have noticed how many bugs are out on the ground after a big rainstorm.  Go look outside after the next big rain, and you will likely see ants, worms, and many other bugs crawling around in your grass or on paved…
Nobody likes to find bugs inside their home.  Not only are bugs unsightly and unpleasant to have in your house, they also bring in germs and jeopardize the sanitary condition of rooms like your kitchen and your bathroom.  So if you would like to keep bugs out of your house, you have to know why…

HUD Guidelines on Bed Bug Control

Bed bugs can be a serious problem, especially in densely populated areas (such as large cities) as well as buildings such as theaters, hotels, apartment and other housing complexes where people are in close proximity to each other. Housing apartments and complexes (condos, federal housing, nursing homes, etc.) present a particular set of problems because…