Quality Residential & Commercial Pest Control Solutions in Bossier City
Bossier City, like the rest of Northwest Louisiana, is known for its hot, humid climate with mild winters. While many residents love this weather, the problem is that pests do, too.
Bees, mosquitoes, fire ants, fleas, ticks, termites, bed bugs, and wildlife can all make their way into your home, yard, or business, becoming an annoyance.
Don’t let an infestation make your life stressful; get help from Anti-Pest! Contact our office in Bossier City today for quick and efficient service.
Louisiana’s warm climate makes it favorable for many pests to thrive, including the following:
- Cockroaches. American cockroaches are common in Louisiana. They have large bodies and live the longest (up to 700 days!) They love warm, moist areas, so they thrive in our Louisiana humidity. The American cockroach will eat almost anything and if that wasn’t bad enough, they can also fly short distances. They can be easily spotted by their reddish-brown color.
- Spiders. Most spiders are harmless, but Louisiana is home to two poisonous spiders: the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow. Brown Recluse spiders are easily identified by their brown color and the hourglass shape on their abdomens, whereas Black Widow spiders are black with a row of red spots on their backs or a red hourglass marking.
- Termites. There are several types of termites, but the ones you’re most likely to find in Louisiana are subterranean termites. Subterranean termites cause billions of dollars in home damage every year. They live underground and construct mud tubes towards food sources (like your home). These winged pests are looking to mate and start new colonies. They have an annual swarm in Louisiana, so be aware. Some queens can produce up to 10 million eggs a year and live up to 50 years. That’s a lot of termites!
- Mosquitoes. Not only are Mosquitoes annoying, they spread various diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, Zika virus, and West Nile virus. Female mosquitoes are the only ones to bite, as they need blood to lay eggs. Louisiana is home to lots of standing water, which is where mosquitoes like to breed and lay eggs. You can help keep mosquitoes at bay by eliminating standing water.
- Fire ants. Fire ants are social insects that build mounds. They are an invasive species found everywhere in the southeast, and Louisiana is no exception. These ants swarm, too, so be on the lookout as they can cause painful stings.
- Earwigs. Earwigs are not just in Louisiana. They can be found on every continent except for Antarctica and live in moist areas, such as bathrooms. They are easily identified by their pincers. These nocturnal insects can live for about one year. They are attracted to light and enjoy eating vegetation and sugary food.
- Mice. Rodents are cute, but not when they’re invading your home. They can make their way inside homes. Mice spread illnesses and contaminate food and can eat 20 times a day – you may notice them rummaging through your kitchen at night! Mice can multiply quickly and can have up to 120 litters a year, with each litter consisting of as many as 14 babies.