Subterranean termites are the most destructive pests in our country, and they cost homeowners and businesses billions of dollars each year. They are found in all states except for Alaska, and they are most common in the southern states. Louisiana is one of the top states for termites because of our warm, subtropical climate.…

Why do Formosan Termites Swarm?

  When you think of the word “swarm,” the image of a group of insects flying together may come to mind. Yet when it comes to swarms in the termite world, the word means something very different.   What is a Termite Swarm? A Formosan termite swarm is not aggressive or tightly grouped together. Instead,…
To the average homeowner, termites might seem like they are all the same. They’re small, stubborn pests that chew through wood and cause internal damage to structures. Yet for pest control companies, termites are not all the same, and knowing which ones we’re dealing with is helpful in controlling and eradicating the infestation. The two…

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…

What is Sentricon and How Does it Work?

The Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System was introduced in 1995 as the first smart alternative to traditional liquid barriers. This baiting system has been proven to be effective at reducing and eliminating termite numbers and colonies, and it takes the unique biology and behavior of termites into consideration. Sentricon specifically looks at termite tunnels and…

Liquid vs. Bait Termite Treatment

Homeowners in Baton Rouge fear termites because they have the ability to cause structural damage in the home. In many cases, the damage has already been started by the time that termites are discovered. Since these pests are highly destructive, it’s important that the pest control methods used are both fast and effective. There are…
If you’ve been faced with a termite infestation, you probably heard about two options that are available to you: Sentricon. At Dugas Pest Control, we are certified to offer both of these termite control solutions. For the purpose of this discussion, we’d like to discuss the advantages to choosing the Sentricon System and whether this…
If you are a resident in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, you know that insect control is a must for every single home. This climate and region creates the perfect habitat for fire ants, spiders, cockroaches, ticks, silverfish, mosquitoes, and many other pests to thrive. However, that does not mean that you should have to share your…