Are you a homeowner? Have you had your home inspected for termites within the last year? Has it been a few years since your home has been treated for termites? Are you concerned you might have termites in your Baton Rouge or New Orleans home? Do you know that termites can be active 24/7, they don’t sleep! Did you know that termite damage is typically not covered by homeowners’ insurance? If you have had termites in your Louisiana home or know anyone who has had them, then you know of the horror stories that come with a termite infestation. At Pelican Pest Control, if you need assistance with locating a termite carton nest, getting rid of it, or simply preventing it before it happens, we can take care of you!
SIGNS OF TERMITES IN YOUR LOUISIANA HOME
In Baton Rouge and New Orleans Louisiana termite control is not optional. Louisiana is home to the highest termite pressure in the nation. In a recent study it was found that we have 10-12 termite colonies per acre! Every new home built is pretreated for termites. These treatments along with an annual inspection should protect your home against termites for about 5 years. With time the termiticides will break down in the soil and a retreatment is needed. If it has been over 5 years since your harm has been treated, act now!
In extreme cases, if you have a Louisiana termite problem, you will know. However, with most cases if you have not recently taken preventative measures then an infestation could be arising slowly without your knowledge. That is because termites slip into our homes through small cracks and most often go undetected for months or years. They literally eat our homes and buildings from the inside out! In southern Louisiana it’s crucial to preventatively treat your home for termites and also to pay attention for the tell tale signs of termites.
Here are some of the most common signs of a termite infestation:
- Peeling paint or discolored drywall
- Mudding or dirt on the wall
- Wood that sounds hollow
- Loosening tiles or buckling floorboards
- Excessively squeaky floorboards
- Crumbling wood
- Any pile of discarded wings around your window seals
- Mud tubes or tunnels on the foundation of your home
- Any flying swarms of termites
- Frass which is termite droppings, often confused with wood grains or sawdust
There are ways to attempt to prevent termites like piling your wood at least 20 ft from your house, cleaning up any wood or plant debris around your house, trim your bushes and branches away from your house, and reducing moisture in and around your home. However, when termites have already found a way in, there’s almost nothing you can do on your own to get rid of termites besides calling a team of professionals.
OUR BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA TERMITE TREATMENT PROCESS
Termites cause more than $5 billion worth of damage to homes around the US each year, but with our help, your home will not be one of those. The way we treat termites in or around your home is very in-depth as we want to make sure we are thorough with our removal. We work hard to protect your home and your family from a termite infestation using the process below.
We’ll begin by performing a thorough inspection to determine if termites are active in your home. All of our pest professionals have the training needed to spot the subtle signs of a termite infestation that the untrained eye might miss. We’ll inspect the entire interior of your house, looking in each room, closet, and even the attic. We’ll look for dead termite swarmers, bubbling paint, exit holes, and mud tubes. Outside, we’ll examine the foundation of your home to check for mud tubes.
We offer two termite treatment options, bait stations or liquid treatments. Based on the findings of our inspection, we’ll discuss these options with you and help you choose the one that will work best for your particular situation.
We use Trelona ATBSⓇ bait stations, which work to provide ongoing structural protection through termite elimination. We will install these bait stations around the perimeter of your home by digging a 2 to 3 inch diameter by 1 foot deep cavity into the ground 10 to 20 ft apart from each other. Bait stations provide year round protection and are mostly used for prevention from future infestations.
While tunneling in search of a food source, termites find a Trelona ATBS bait station, feed, then leave a pheromone trail behind them as they travel back to the colony. Upon returning to the colony, they share the bait with others and recruit more termites to follow the pheromone trail back to the source. What they don’t realize is the bait contains Novaluron—an active ingredient that prevents the termites’ vital process of molting. Over time, more and more termites will have fed upon the bait and start to die, beginning the process of colony elimination.
Our other termite treatment option is a liquid treatment using Termidor HE Liquid. We’ll dig a trench around the entire perimeter of your home, apply a liquid treatment into the soil, then refill the trench. We’ll also carefully drill holes into your slab and apply treatment within the holes before patching them back up. This treatment creates a barrier around your house. If termites pass through it, they’ll bring the termiticide back to their colony, again, eliminating the entire thing.
After every treatment we use on your property or in your home, we will always follow up. With termites especially, we want to ensure the elimination of the termites as well as the prevention of further infestations. After initial follow up, our professional pest specialists will also come out to your property once a year to inspect any installed bait stations and provide any maintenance needed to them. With the Louisiana weather, termites are inevitable but we will do our best to fully prevent them from entering your home.
MOSQUITO CONTROL SERVICES
Trusted Baton Rouge Mosquito Control & Abatement
Nothing will ruin your time spent outdoors like a swarm of hungry mosquitoes. In Louisiana’s climate, mosquitoes are everywhere, but when you have an excess of them on your property, they make it nearly impossible to enjoy your own yard. Furthermore, the many diseases they spread make mosquitoes a dangerous pest to have around.
If you have more mosquitoes around your Baton Rouge or New Orleans-area home than you know what to do with, contact Pelican Pest Control. We offer Baton Rouge mosquito control and abatement services to eliminate those pesky mosquitos and get the population under control, so you can get back to enjoying your yard.
While many people consider mosquitos only to be annoying little blood-suckers, they can actually be quite dangerous. Mosquitos have the possibility of carrying many diseases like West Nile Virus and malaria. When it comes to removing mosquitoes from your Baton Rouge or New Orleans property, the first step is noticing the signs of a possible infestation before it’s too late. Below is a list of some signs to look out for:
Standing water. Female mosquitoes tend to lay their eggs in standing water as it’s the best suited location for them to develop and survive in. What’s worse is that they can lay up to 100 eggs at one time.
Buzzing sounds. While you might not always see the mosquitos, you will likely hear them. If you hear a high-pitched buzzing noise frequently, that’s a tell-tale sign you have an infestation.
Feeling itchy or noticing a lot of bites. If you tend to be outside often only to notice hours later you feel itchy and have bumps on your skin, you likely have mosquitos. The female needs your blood to survive and lay eggs therefore any part of your body they can access is up for grabs.
OUR BATON ROUGE MOSQUITO CONTROL PROCESS
Our Baton Rouge mosquito control process starts with a thorough inspection of your Baton Rouge property to determine where adult mosquitoes rest during the day and where they are breeding. Mosquitoes require standing water to breed, so we’ll look for areas that are often overlooked, such as items where rainwater might collect, bird baths, and clogged gutters. We’ll ask that you move things away from the foundation of your Baton Rouge home to prepare for treatment.
Our mosquito treatments include a two-step process that targets adult mosquitoes, their eggs, and larvae. We’ll start by using a mosquito fogger to treat the foliage where adult mosquitoes spend their time during the hottest parts of the day. We’ll then place a product in areas of standing water that cannot be removed. This product eliminates mosquito eggs and larvae.
Our Baton Rouge mosquito control plan is a monthly program that begins in April and ends in November. We’ll return to your home once a month to treat your property and keep the mosquito populations as low as possible.
GET BACK OUTSIDE WITH
PROFESSIONAL BATON ROUGE
Mosquitoes should not hold you hostage in your Baton Rouge or New Orleans home. If you’ve been avoiding spending time outside because there are too many mosquitoes buzzing around, it’s time to call Pelican Pest Control. Our Baton Rouge mosquito control and abatement specialists target mosquitoes at all stages of development, all season long. Get back outside by contacting Pelican Pest Control today.
Pest Control Service and Extermination for Ants, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Silverfish, Wasps and more.
Have you noticed ants in your kitchen? Cockroaches in your bathroom? Wasps along your eaves? These small pests can come into any unsealed area of your property and begin the hunt. Pests need food and shelter to survive and the inside of our homes can be a perfect place for them to call home. It is very common for ants and other pests to be attracted to the kitchen of residential properties after food has been left out. Pests are also known to live in bathrooms, where moisture is at its highest. Nobody wants strangers in their home, especially if they bring diseases along with them. That is why, at Pelican Pest Control, we specialize in helping residential clients to preventatively treat and exterminate ants, cockroaches, silverfish, earwigs and wasps from their Baton Rouge-area homes, and give them tips to ensure that the same problem doesn’t happen again.
PELICAN’S PEST CONTROL PROVEN PROCESS
At Pelican Pest Control, we believe in the need for a convenient, thorough pest control process. Therefore, after years of pest control experience in Baton Rouge and feedback from clients, we have come up with the perfect process for removing these annoying pests from your Baton Rouge or New Orleans home. Below outlines each step, in detail:
Inspection. Once we arrive at your residential property, we inspect the premises. We will look at any areas with pest activity. Your pest professional will ask you some questions about your home and what you have noticed.
Identify. The inspection step will help us to determine the source and extent of the problem. Once that is done, we will customize a plan based on your needs.The products we choose will always have the least environmental impact, are EPA approved, and are the least toxic to keep your pets and children safe.
Our 5 Step Treatment includes…
- Our initial pest control service begins with precise targeted applications to any areas inside of your home with pest activity. These areas might include your countertops, under the kitchen or bathroom sinks, and pantry.
- We will then apply an eco friendly and long lasting product inside of your attic. This product is applied to help prevent and eliminate any cockroaches, silverfish and other seasonal invaders that might be hanging out up there.
- Your technician will then open up your garage and remove any spider webs that are hanging around the corners above your garage door. Next we focus on your exterior eaves and patio areas. Using our extension pole and cobweb duster we will remove the spider webs and paper wasps nests that have built up around the eaves.
- Next our pest control expert will apply a liquid barrier treatment around your foundation, eaves, doorways, and windows.
- Lastly we will treat any visible fire ant mounds in your yard.