TERMITE CONTROL SERVICES
Termites are the most important of wood-destroying pests around the world, and subterranean termites are found in every state of the U.S.. Though many people do not tend to know much about these pests, there is nothing more unsettling as a homeowner than the thought of a hidden pest destroying the wooden parts of your home. Subterranean termites need cellulose (found in wood and wood products) for nuitrition and soil for moisture to survive, so with the amount of wood used in homes and buildings, its easier to understand how termites can quickly become a problem.
Each year termites invade millions of homes, causing billions of dollars in damage which is rarely covered by homeowners insurance. The protection of these pests is especially important in the southern United States due to many months of a warm humid climate that is conducive to their activity. Both Formosan and Eastern subterranean termites can be found along the gulf coast of the U.S., so preventive measures to safeguard your home should be taken to insure that you are shielded from these pests. Pro-tec Pest Management provides re-treatment and repair guarantees for both Formosan and Eastern subterranean infestations, and our bond covers up to $500,000 of repair to your home and its contents. We service customers in Walker, Louisiana, as well as Baton Rouge, Denham Springs and the surrounding areas.
PEST CONTROL SERVICES
More than 12,500 of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified. Approximately 570 species occur in the United States, and of these, fewer than 30 species may regularly infest homes and other buildings. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and the distinctive node-like structure that forms their slender waists consisting of one to two segments. Ants will eat most any kind of food but are especially attracted to sweets.
Cockroaches are one of the most commonly noted household pest insects. They feed on human and pet food such as dishes with remains of food in them left on the counter or crumbs ect…They can also transport different bacterias to humans. Inhaled and ingested allergens associated with cockroaches has been used to describe instances of bronchospasms which symptoms normally mimics those of asthma.
Fleas are small, wingless, flat insects with three pairs of legs. They are dark reddish brown in color and have piercing mouthparts which they insert into the skin of their host to feed on the blood. There is approximately 2,400 species of fleas worldwide. Although fleas have a certain measure of reputation for their remarkable efforts in the flea circus, they are event better known for tormenting mankind. Their chief fame rests in the ability to transmit diseases.
There are many thousand different kinds of spiders. Most people have a fear of spiders. Of these, the black widow and the brown recluse are the most feared. Other species also pose threats to humans. Spiders have eight legs and most have eight eyes, although some more primitive families have fewer eyes. Spiders also have fangs that inject venom. Managing spider infestations is dependent upon correct identification.
There is well over 100,000 species of wasps. The various species of wasps fall into one of two main categories: solitary wasps and social wasps. Wasps appear to have smooth bodies since their setae (bristle-like hairs) are not branched. They have two pairs of wings. Wasps feed primarily on protein, such as spiders and insects. Wasps are most active in the spring.
Every country has rats and mice. Most kinds live in woods and fields, but three kinds live with people: the house mouse, Norway rat and roof rat. Even in town, rats and mice will move in with the best of people. House mice have a naked tail; native mice have a slightly furred tail. Roof rats are sleek and graceful; their ears extend past their eyes. Norway rats are large and heavy bodied; their ears do not reach past their eyes and they can weigh more than a pound.
BED BUG CONTROL
Bedbugs are a parasitic insect that feeds exclusively on blood. Cimex Lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known, as it prefers to feed on human blood. Bed bugs leave a cluster line of itchy bites. In addition to being found in beds, bed bugs can also be found in carpets, under wallpaper, behind baseboards, and in small cracks and crevices throughout a room.
MOISTURE CONTROL SERVICES
Excessive moisture under your home can cause major problems. When left untreated, moisture can promote the growth of mold and fungi which can not only structurally damage and decay wood, but also present other hazards to your home and your health. Uncontrolled moisture can also be conducive to termites and other unwanted pests. We offer several options to control moisture in your crawlspace such as installing a vapor barrier, liquid treatment of fungi, and/or installing crawlspace vents.