5 Common Pests in Louisiana

Because Louisiana has a wide variety of pests that can cause problems in or around your home, finding a quality pest control company in the Greater New Orleans area is an essential for every homeowner. Pied Piper Pest Control provides removal or extermination services for insects, rodents, bats, birds, small mammals, and almost any other wildlife that may be causing problems in your home. In this article, we’ll go over some of the most common pests found in Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans area!

Subterranean Termites 

Subterranean termites are a common pest in Louisiana that can cause some of the worst damage to a home. Although there are a few different types of termites, the subterranean species is the most common. Subterranean termites build tunnels underground to get to your home, then slowly eat away at the wooden structure. This can lead to costly repairs unless you catch the problem and stop it immediately. Although termites can live in many different climates, Louisiana is home to many that return annually. Learn more about termite control here!

Fire Ants 

Most people are somewhat familiar with fire ants: red ants that have a painful sting. Unfortunately, fire ant colonies typically go unnoticed until they grow to a substantial size. When fire ants build a nest under or around your home, they can put you and your pets at risk of being victims of their painful stings. If you believe you have a fire ant nest in close proximity to your home, don’t hesitate to contact us for removal services!  

Mice and Rats 

For such tiny creatures, mice and rats can cause big problems. Mice chew through walls, wood, and your personal belongings. Since they typically only do this at night, many homeowners fail to notice the problem until their droppings or nests are discovered. Fortunately, these creatures tend to only be a problem in the winter months, as they seek out warm locations when the colder weather comes around. Mice and rats breed at such extreme rates that an infestation can occur quickly, making it crucial to contact a pest control professional as soon as you discover signs of them. Learn more about rodent control in the Greater New Orleans area here


The south is home to numerous insects, one of the most annoying being the mosquito. Although many people think the West Nile Virus is nothing to worry about in this region, mosquitoes can spread it and a wide variety of other diseases. Even if a mosquito is disease-free, its bites can be incredibly irritating and itchy. One way to cut down on mosquitos on your property is to try to get rid of as much standing water as possible. For professional mosquito control services in the New Orleans area, don’t hesitate to contact Pied Piper Pest Control!


One of the most frequently spotted wasp species in Louisiana is the red wasp. Red wasps are common in Louisiana because they are drawn to warm weather. These wasps stings can be especially painful and can lead to severe emergencies if the victim is allergic. For wasp and bee control in the New Orleans area, contact Pied Piper Pest Control!

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Pied Piper Pest Control provides a wide variety of services in and around the New Orleans area! Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us! Give us a call at (504) 366-1333, or fill out the contact form on our website!

5 Common Pests in Louisiana