SEVERE WX : Severe Thunderstorm Watch View Alerts

Prepare for Termite Season

Photo courtesy of https://www.ldaf.state.la.us

Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is reminding property owners to remain vigilant and protect their properties.

Posted: May 10, 2021 2:06 PM

Baton Rouge, La. (May 10, 2021) – While termites are active year round, most species of subterranean termites tend to swarm in the spring and summer months here in Louisiana. That is why Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is reminding property owners to remain vigilant and protect their properties.

“We have a wet climate especially this time of year and termite colonies are constantly looking for new food sources. Now is the time to take proactive measures to prevent termites from destroying your investments,” added Strain.

Strain offers these tips to help protect properties:

Fix any leaks in the roof, pipes and outside faucets on your home.
Turn off outside lights at night or use yellow bulbs to avoid attracting swarming termites.
Repair rotting wood on fascia, soffit, and exterior wood surfaces.
Pick up any wood lying on the ground under and around your home.
Store firewood away from your home.
Clean the gutters on your home and repair sections that may be damaged.
Trim tree limbs and vines that may be growing on your home.
Do not allow water to pool next to the slab or under your home. Drain the water away.
Most importantly, use only licensed and certified pest control professionals for termite treatments.

Between professional inspections, here is what property owners should look for: mud tubes on slabs, piers or walls and pinholes in wallboards, softness in flooring or blisters in paint or wallpaper.

Consumers can contact the LDAF at 225-925-4578 to find out which companies are certified and licensed. Treatments and annual inspections by a licensed, insured and bonded pest control company are a good termite preventative.

For more information, visit the LDAF website at www.ldaf.state.la.us.

Lafayette
Cloudy
68° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 68°
New Iberia
Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 65°
Ville Platte
Cloudy
68° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 68°
Abbeville
Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 65°
Crowley
Cloudy
67° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 67°
St. Martinville
Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 65°
Opelousas
Mostly Cloudy
68° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 68°
Tracking the severe threat and winter weather

Latest Video

Image

Items to have on-hand for a power outage

Image

Tracking rain and then much colder

Image

Royalty Positions Still Open For Krewe Des Chien Parade

Image

Movies In The Parc Opens With 'Frozen'

Image

Sky Craft Circus Hosts First Week of Aerial Silks Classes

Image

Olive Tree Sober Living Receives Donation For Nonprofit Of The Month

Image

Warm Today, Big Cold To End Week

Image

Warm now, cold later

Image

No Mardi Gras for Jeanerette

Image

Tracking one more warm day

Community Events