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Ants are probably one of the most common and well-known insects in the South and beyond, and are found on every continent except Antarctica. Because of their ubiquitous nature, people will often generalize ants into a single type of insect without any thought to the many different types of ants actually out there.

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You’re on your way to the medicine cabinet because you can’t sleep, your allergies are keeping you up; then when you turn on the light, you see them. One of the worst surprises a homeowner can find in the middle of the night is cockroaches.

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They infest quickly, are difficult to kill, and if that isn’t bad enough they also increase the level of allergens and disease in your home. If you suspect that your house has become the proverbial roach motel, the first and most annoying sign might just be your allergies. (more…)

Your pet is your best friend, your loyal compatriot, and a member of your family. Unfortunately, it’s also a member that is prone to some problems that humans are not.

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Fleas are an uncomfortable but common side effect of owning a pet, and if you’re not treating your animal on a regular basis for these tiny intruders, then you may find yourself with an infestation. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to living a flea-free life. (more…)

As the weather starts warming up, the threat of pests coming into your home increases. Not only do these critters have the potential to cause serious damage to your home, they can also affect your health and that of your family and even your pets. As you tackle your spring cleaning list this season, make sure to add the following tips to help protect your home from pests.

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Address Entry Points

The colder temperatures and precipitation of winter can have quite an impact on your home. Your first line of protection against pests is to walk around the perimeter of your home, looking for any cracks or openings around utilities and pipes that go into your home. Seal all of these entry points with silicone caulk, no matter how small they may seem. Mice only need a spot the size of a dime for entry and bugs can fit through the tiniest spaces.

While you are tackling the perimeter of your home, also check for any damaged or loose areas of mortar along your foundation and around your windows. Repair or seal these areas as well if they’ve been damaged. (more…)

When it comes to keeping your house safe from pests, there might be none more feared than the termite. Termites are known for the massive damage they can cause to homes and if left unchecked long enough, sometimes they can even do so much damage that the home itself is in danger of collapse.

The earlier termites are caught and exterminated, the better off you and your home will be. Read on to learn the five signs you should never ignore that could mean termites.

Sign # 1: What Does That Cracked and Bubbling Paint Mean?

There are many different reasons that paint can bubble, crack, and peel, so this isn’t necessarily a sign that you have termites, but it’s not something that should be ignored. Generally the root cause of cracking paint, and especially bubbling paint, is that moisture is getting in the spaces between the wood and the paint. This causes the damage that comes off as flaking paint. While it might just be minor moisture and water damage, you’ll still want to check it out.

Damage of any kind is never good, and there’s a chance that the moisture is getting in because of termites burrowing into the wood. Don’t just paint over it – get these problems checked out by a pest control specialist just to be on the safe side! (more…)

Spring is finally on its way, and that means it’s time to get prepared for the warmer weather. If you’re anything like most people, the warmer temperatures are always welcome, as is the excitement of planting and other outdoor activities. One thing you may not realize is that this is also the best time of year for termites to enter your home. Let’s dig a little deeper into this, shall we?

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Springtime and Termites

Even though termites are generally active year round, like most other pests, spring is when they do a considerable amount of multiplying. This means that existing colonies will grow exponentially, and that leads to swarmers. Swarmers are male and female termites that are known as “reproductives”, and they are the only ones in the colony that have wings.

When the warmer temperatures of spring arrive, the swarmers leave the colony and look for a mate. When a male responds to the female pheromones, the pair breaks off their wings. This means that they are mates, and are now on the lookout for prime nesting location, and this is often in your home. (more…)

It’s possible that your home could be at the root of your allergies and even asthma symptoms, especially if you have a rodent infestation. Being exposed to rodents can trigger asthma attacks and according to the National Center for Healthy Housing, there is a direct link between rodents and allergy and asthma symptoms. Rodents and allergies seem to go hand in hand, so read on to find out some important information you may not be aware of.

Health Impacts

Once thought to be strictly an inner city issue, mice and rats are now common outside of urban areas. More startling yet, is the fact that 82% of homes have been found to have rodent allergens. Exposure to allergens comes through the vermin’s urine, skin or saliva and it can cause such diseases as the Hantavirus.

In the Home

Kitchen floors contain the highest concentration of allergens of all the places in the home. Often other magnets for mice or rats include bedding and the bedroom floor, while living room couches and chairs contained the lowest level of allergens.

Just because you don’t physically see a mouse or rat in your home doesn’t mean anything. These vermin can be in your home living in the walls and you might not ever actually see them out running around. In general, if your home has many cracks and crevices, rodents can get in and produce allergens. (more…)

When you travel, it’s possible to pick up hitchhiking bed bugs and bring them back to your home. In order to stop these pesky little insects from taking up residence in your belongings and infiltrating your house, there are a few things you need to know.

The thing that makes it so hard to identify these little creatures is because they can squeeze into tiny cracks and crevices and go completely unnoticed by a casual observer. A majority of them will cluster around areas where people sleep, but a few will hide out in dark remote areas. They avoid light and if disturbed, they will move to a quieter location.
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Unfortunately, we are in the season of cold weather and all the misery it brings. Gone are the beautiful days of summer weather, sunshine and flip-flops. As a homeowner, you’ve probably already started the process of winterizing your home to become prepared for the gusty winds, cold and maybe even ice or snow.

But, have you taken precautions to prevent rodents from taking up residence in your comfy, warm abode? If not, read on to find out how.

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Unwanted Guests

Nobody likes the thought of a rodent scurrying across their kitchen floor, so taking extra steps now to prepare for keeping rodents out of your home is the best solution. A good place to start is to replace worn weather-stripping.

It’s important to repair any soft areas on the windowsills and frames because rats and mice can use these points for entering your home. Also, take care to make sure your screens fit tightly and patch up any tears quickly.

Up on the Rooftop

Many homeowners fail to pay attention to their roof other than to check for loose shingles or spots that may need repair. Did you ever stop to think about bats, raccoons and squirrels?

You can deter these critters from crawling into your attic by closing up any gaps in the eaves and flashing joints. Trimming back trees will also reduce access for squirrels. (more…)

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Sugarland Exterminating offers full service pest & termite control programs throughout Acadiana and Southwest Louisiana.


New Iberia
(337)367-1414

Abbeville
(337)893-3345

Lafayette
(337)233-3800

Franklin
(337)828-4774

Morgan City
(985)384-7042