Laura Simpson, President of Dugas Pest Control, was presented with the Paul Adams Award of Excellence at the annual banquet of the Louisiana Pest Management Association held in late January. This award, which has only been given to thirteen people since its creation in 1983, is the highest honor the Association can bestow upon a…
We are pleased to announce that Daniel Hill has been named Branch Manager for Dugas Pest Control’s New Orleans and Northshore operations, serving St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Orleans and Jefferson parishes. An award-winning pest management professional, Daniel was nationally recognized as the “most passionate technician” in 2014 by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). He was…
Meet Debbie! She’s one of our pest control technicians and she’s been with us for almost 4 years now. It might seem unusual that we have a woman working as a technician in our industry, but the pest control world offers wonderful opportunities for people with all sorts of interests. You see, Debbie has always…
Our own Daniel Hill recently attended Academy 2017, hosted by NPMA (National Pest Management Association). This was an Olympic style conference for the Leadership Development Council of which Daniel is a member. He produced this video of his experience captaining the Red Team, which won first place.

Types of Termites in Baton Rouge

There are four types of termites that live in Baton Rouge: Dampwood Drywood Formosan Subterranean termites Some termites are native to the state of Louisiana and have been here for as long as we can remember, while others were introduced into the state over time. Termites are often referred to as “silent killers” because they…
Silverfish are eight-legged insects that have scales on their bodies, which allow them to move very fast. This swift movement makes them resemble a fish, hence the name silverfish. And yes, they are all over Baton Rouge in homes and commercial buildings! They are silver or gray in color and approximately 0.5 to 1 inch…
You definitely don’t want pests in your home; they scare the kids and some carry disease and bacteria! But even more than that, some pests can cause severe damage to the home. By the time you see the effects of a pest infestation, it may be too late to prevent costly damage or illness. Fortunately,…

Benefits of TAP Insulation

TAP Insulation is an innovative product that combines eco-friendly insulation and a borate-based product to ward off pests in homes and buildings. This insulation is made for both new and existing structures and can be easily laid over accessible insulation. Let’s take a look at the many benefits to choosing this type of insulation for…

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…

Can You Kill Bed Bugs on Your Own?

DIY Pest Control has gotten to be a big industry with many stores and products on the market for roaches, wasps, bees and even termites.  But do these type products work for bed bugs? The problem with trying to get rid of bed bugs using DIY methods is that many of the DIY treatments simply…