Billiot Pest Control Blog

Flea Free Living

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

One of the mightiest yet tiniest pests that invade our homes is the flea!  Fleas can come in on your pets, clothing or from animals lurking around your property.  They can quickly take over. The most important thing to remember is that you may see adult fleas first, but 99% of an infestation comes from the pre-adult fleas.  This means that you have stop fleas during all four life cycle stages:  egg, larva, pupa and adult.  Billiot Pest Control has the products that can help eliminate fleas during all their stages, but as a homeowner there are steps to take to get your house back under control.  First, ensure that all fleas have been removed from your animals.  This includes washing their beds and toys.  Once the pets are flea free, it is time to prepare your yard and home.   Read More . . .

The Uninvited Guest

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Looking for a great party to hang out at during the holiday season?  A place with a cozy fire and lots to eat and drink sounds ideal! Well, you are not alone.  Rats and mice are just waiting for their invite indoors in the winter months. Although some of these rodents don't look so fearsome, the truth is they pose a serious health risk and can transmit many different diseases.  In the middle of New Orleans you may notice the larger "city rats" that travel along the tops of fences, and in wooded areas, such as the outskirts of Covington and Ponchatoula, you may find the tiny field mice trying to come in.  Don't worry, there are things you can do to prevent uninvited guests into your home.   Read More . . .

Liquid or Baits??

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Billiot Pest Control takes protecting your home seriously.  Termites have made southeastern Louisiana their home, and our job is to make sure that they don't invade yours!  Traditional pest control services will offer protection from daily household pests, but not termites.  From New Orleans and the surrounding areas to Slidell and Mandeville/Covington, we offer the two most effective options to protect your home:  Termidor® Liquid Treatment and Sentricon Always Active Baiting System.  When choosing the best option for your home or property, it is important to understand the difference.   Read More . . .

Termite Season

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April showers bring May flowers, but they also signal the beginning of the termite season.  This is the prime time for termites to spread their wings and go searching for a new mate to begin their next termite colony. Unfortunately, one of their favorite places to set up a new colonies is inside your home.  Termites can literally eat a home out from under its owners, often without them even knowing until much damage has been done. They have the ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected, 24/7, and they can compromise the structural stability of a home within several years depending on the species.  Southeastern Louisiana is particularly susceptible to the dreaded Formosan Termite. Termites cause $5 billion worth of property damage annually. If you have swarming termites that appear to be coming from inside of your walls, call our office immediately.  Homeowners are often unsure if these winged invaders are flying ants or termites, but a quick visit to our pest library will help you make this identification.   Read More . . .

Welcome to our new website

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Welcome to our re-designed website!  The Billiot Pest Control website is designed to give you 24 hour access to all the information you need to protect your home and business from household pests, mosquitoes and termites.  In southeast Louisiana, our weather doesn't always reflect the current season, but our pest problems certainly like to present themselves in several seasons throughout the year.  You may have noticed that with the colder temperatures, that you may hear some scratching in your attic or find droppings in your garage.  Rodents are looking for a warm place to nest and feed during the colder months, and your home offers lots of nooks for safe refuge.  Did you know that a mouse can enter your house through a hole the size of a dime?  A rat only needs a quarter sized opening to squeeze its way into your building.     Read More . . .