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The heat, humidity, and rainfall in Metairie, LA, create breeding grounds for insects that affect people’s property and their health. Two pests that cause issues in Louisiana are:
From early May to June each year, winged Formosan termite swarmers leave their nests in large numbers. They take to the air to breed and create new colonies. Metairie residents often see the pests flying around street lamps at dusk.
During swarming season, homeowners should follow local news reports and turn off their indoor and outdoor lights in the evening to avoid attracting Formosan termites to their homes.
These insects are a problem in Louisiana from spring until late fall. Pools of rainwater that collect in trashcans, birdbaths, and other containers are ideal mosquito breeding sites. The pests reproduce quickly, and mosquitoes can transmit a number of diseases, including West Nile virus.
Other pests in Louisiana can also harm Metairie residents. Venomous spiders in the area include:
Brown Recluse Spiders
True to their name, brown recluse spiders try to avoid people. They often hide within blankets, boxes, and clothes in attics or closets. Metairie homeowners who use stored clothing or sheets often suffer bites. Brown recluse spider venom causes reactions that range from itching and redness to nausea, pain, and tissue damage. Medical attention is needed for brown recluse bites in order to limit the amount of tissue damage and pain associated with bites.
Brown and Black Widow Spiders
Previously limited to Florida, brown widow spiders have spread into Louisiana. Like the black widow, this species delivers a bite that can be deadly to those who are highly sensitive to the spider’s venom and do not seek medical care after a bite. Both of these arachnids have a similar body shape, but a brown widow spider is tan with dark legs and black widow spiders are jet black in color. Both of these spider females have a distinct red or orange hourglass mark on the bottom of its abdomen.