Pest Library
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Pest Library

The Ultimate Guide to Common Pests in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi

Not all pests are the same; each pest varies in habits, diets and breeding seasons. The key to eliminating your pest problem is to first identify what pest you are dealing with. Check out our pests guide below to help you identify and learn more about the most common pests found in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. 

  • Ants
    There are many types of ants found in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Each species varies in size, color, habits, and diet. Trying to figure out which type you are seeing on your property can be a pain. That's why we created a guide to help you identify what ant species you are dealing with and how to prevent them from invading your home or business.
  • Bed Bugs
    Bed bugs are a more common pest than many are willing to admit. Over the past years the bed bug population within the U.S. has skyrocketed due to the increase in travel. The increase in travel presents bed bugs with more opportunities to catch a ride to their next destination. Here are some tips on how to prevent these parasitic pests from entering your home or business, and how to identify them.
  • Cockroaches
    Cockroaches are known to spread many diseases. Due to the various species, there is not one treatment that can work to eliminate all of them. That's why DIY methods are never successful when it comes to dealing with these pests. Learn how to identify and keep these pest from bringing disease into your Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi property.
  • Mice
    Hearing a rustling in the middle of the night is enough to put any one on edge. Finding chewed chords and exposed wires is not only infuriating, but also a threat to your home or business. Though mice are small, these creatures can cause serious damage if left untreated. Here are some tips on how to keep mice away from your home or business.
  • Mosquitoes
    Mosquitoes can change any joyous occasion into a dreaded one. With the warm consistent climate in our region, mosquitoes extend well past the summer months. But did you know that there is more than one species of mosquito, and that each species can carry a different disease? Find out more about the different types of mosquitoes and some helpful ways on how to reduce their population on your property.
  • Rats
    There are two common species of rats that can be found in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi - Norway rats and roof rats. No matter the species, rats are not a guest that anyone wants to see, or have present on their property. Read more about the risk that rats present and what you can do to prevent them.
  • Spiders
    Although small, many people fear spiders. These eight legged creatures are enough to scare away any guest from your property and put both home and business owners on edge. Due to the warm climate here in the south, spiders tend to make their presence known. To learn more about the kinds of spiders that can be found in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi view our guide to common spiders.
  • Stinging Insects
    Wasps and bees typically make their homes outside. However, on occasion, some wasps will make their nest in the eaves of homes as well as burrow into the walls. No matter where they are located, a sting from one of these pests is something that most go to great lengths to avoid. Check out this guide on some of the stinging insect that can be found in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
  • Termites
    Due to the warm climates in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, termite are not an uncommon pest. This is why it is important to be diligent about keeping these pest away from your property, and to also know what signs to look out for that indicate the presence of termites. Here is a helpful guide on how to prevent termites from invading your home or business and tips on how to identify termite activity.

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    We have termite protection on two homes. We are very pleased with all the services provided. Adam is very good, polite, and professional, he explained everything up front very thoroughly.
    - Tom B.
    "First rate!!!"
    Mr. James, from your office in Hattiesburg, did a great job inspecting our house in Lumberton, which we are selling. He came on time, was organized, and knowledgeable, and explained things to us.
    - Johnny R.
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    Brian is an absolutely exceptional technician. Friendly, knowledgeable, courteous, and able to explain the rationale for why a given approach is best. Thanks, Brian!
    - Christopher J.
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    Have used them for many years for termite contracts and now for general home pest control and always satisfied!
    - Gary J.
    "The communication and availability of your company is top notch."
    Technician Troy is an awesome highly knowledgeable, engaging, and professional member of your team. If I were a business I would emulate your practices and professionalism. Thanks for helping us.
    - Shannon G.
    Havard is now offering blown-in insulation with pest control. We had them out to do this along with our yearly inspections and are always happy with their work!
    - Tyler C.

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