Have mosquitoes taken over your backyard? Are you afraid to spend an evening outdoors grilling and watching a football game for fear of being bitten? As much as you may try to avoid mosquitoes in your outdoor space, these pests are stubborn and have a way of taking over. Mosquitoes leave behind itchy bites and…

Post-Isaac Aftermath for Pests in Louisiana

As Hurricane Isaac slammed into the Louisiana coast as a Category 1 storm at the end of August, we were reminded just how unpredictable life can be. Isaac left behind plenty of rainfall, adding to the existing problem of pests, mosquitoes and West Nile. West Nile: Already a High Threat As you may already know,…
Living in Louisiana, you’re used to seeing mosquitoes cross your path. Yet this year, state and health officials are urging residents to be on guard due to the increased risk of infected mosquitoes. The West Nile virus is carried by mosquitoes and spread to humans when they are bitten. There has been an increasing number…
If you’re tired of drenching yourself in insect repellent just to keep the mosquitoes at bay, it’s time to reconsider your pest control tactics. Mosquito misting systems are excellent options for home and business owners who are dealing with mosquito problems, a common occurrence in Louisiana. These systems are designed to spray pesticides in a fine mist…

West Nile Problems in Baton Rouge

Louisiana residents joke about the prevalence of mosquitoes in the area by saying that the state bird IS the mosquito. This year has been especially challenging with the increase in mosquitoes and the virus they carry – West Nile. 2012 Stats for West Nile Just this week, officials in the Baton Rouge area alerted neighborhoods…
One of the most common and long standing jokes among Louisiana residents is that the mosquito should be the state bird (instead of the beloved Pelican).  The second most common joke we hear is when people say that mosquitoes “carried me away” because they were so thick. Mosquitoes are not only a major annoyance, but…