Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:11 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:11:12 GMT
Lake Charles police are assisting in the search of a missing elderly man from Lake Charles. Leroy Stewart Sr., 85, has been missing since 10 a.m. Monday from Moss Regional Hospital. Family members ofMore >>
Lake Charles police are assisting in the search of a missing elderly man from Lake Charles.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:09:16 GMT
The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Public Library: Calcasieu Parish Public Library System and Sulphur Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide the community with an easy andMore >>
Sulphur Parks and Recreation and Calcasieu Parish Public Library have partnered to participate in the Little Free Library project, first launched in 2009 in Wisconsin. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:06 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:06:20 GMT
When temperatures soar, you hear the warnings about staying hydrated and cool to prevent heat illnesses. Just as people are at risk, so are our pets. For the VanGossen family in Lake Charles, Boomer,More >>
When temperatures soar, you hear the warnings about staying hydrated and cool to prevent heat illnesses. KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to a local vet about the precautions to take for pets and signs of heat illness in animals. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:34 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:34:43 GMT
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Wednesday, June 19 is Charlotte Manuel. If you'd like the chance to be our next Facebook friend of the day, just like the Sunrise Facebook page and leave usMore >>
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Wednesday, June 19 is Charlotte Manuel. More >>
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – Creepy crawlers love invading homes in Louisiana. According to a recent national study among homeowners, Louisiana ranked second among the "buggiest" states, but this news does not come as a surprise to some exterminators.
"Not at all, not at all, especially here in Southwest Louisiana," said Robert Soileau, branch manager with J&J Exterminating Company.
Soileau says the heat and humidity are a recipe that bugs just can't resist. So what's bugging most homeowners right now? Ants.
"Fire ants are one of the most common ants that people call in about. We also have carpenter ants and sugar ants and different types," said Soileau.
The other culprits infiltrating homes in Southwest Louisiana are termites.
Soileau stated, "We're just now finishing up our yearly swarm season with termites, and that's when people usually see the influx of termites."
The swarm season is during the spring, but that doesn't mean termites are taking a break now.
"They're still there and they're still doing damage," said Soileau.
Treating a termite or ant infestation can be costly, but you could end up paying thousands of dollars if the problem is left untreated. Quite often it's best not to make treating a problem a "do it yourself" project.
Soileau stated, "You're out there just buying stuff off the shelf and going out there and squirting around, you may end up causing more problems than good if you don't know what you're doing."
With termites, ants and any other insect, you can take steps to prevent a problem with like having proper weather stripping and by keeping wood outside from leaning up against your home.