For Louisiana residents, the West Nile virus is a concern each year, and 2013 is no different. West Nile is the most commonly transmitted disease from mosquitoes to humans, and symptoms include flu-like effects, fever, stiff neck and confusion. Only 1 in 5 people will actually show symptoms, but for those who do, the side…

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,…

September 2012 West Nile Update for Louisiana

As we say goodbye to the summer and approach slightly cooler temps and shorter days in the fall, many wonder where the West Nile virus stands in Louisiana. Is there still a moderate threat? Should residents still be taking preventative measures? Are there still confirmed cases of the virus in Baton Rouge? The Centers for…
Many of us don’t imagine getting the West Nile virus, especially because mosquitoes are are a regular part of living in the south. However, there are effective ways to protect yourself and your family, and everyone should be doing their part. Just as you would wash your hands and cover your mouth to prevent the…

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…