What Is Pest Control?

Pests are more than unsightly critters and flying insects. They can be defined as any unwanted plant, animal, insect, germ, or organism that interferes with human activity. This interference may make our lives more difficult by destroying crops, damaging property, endangering our health, or restricting our comfort.

Some of the most common pests in the New Orleans area include:

  • Bed bugs
  • Termites
  • Cockroaches
  • Silverfish
  • Flies
  • Ants
  • Spiders
  • Beetles
  • Bees
  • Wasps
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Rodents
  • Mosquitoes

We handle of all of these pests and more at Fischer Environmental. We take pride in our ability to identify pests quickly and accurately. No matter the hair-raising pest you’re dealing with in New Orleans, our expert technicians will be able to determine the source of the problem and develop a plan to eradicate the pests effectively and quickly.

For pest control to be effective, it requires a strong knowledge base regardings pests, their habits, and lifestyle. Once the pest has been accurately identified, its patterns and habits must be observed to determine the best strategies for control and elimination.

How Can Pest Control Help Me Protect My Family and Home?

Pests are much more than a bother. They do great damage to your home and health if not properly managed. To better understand this issue, let’s first take a look at some of the common problems caused by some of the more common household pests.


Bedbugs are pretty much the vampires of the pest world. They feed on the blood of humans and animals. The small, oval-shaped, brown-colored bugs take up residence in our living quarters and reproduce quickly.

Bed bugs don’t cause diseases, but they do bite and leave odors and stains in their wake.



Termites of all kinds really know how to do some damage. They consume the interior of wood or dry wood in large quantities. They will eat constantly throughout the day and night, and most of the concerns regarding termites has to do with structural damage.



Roaches love warm areas like New Orleans, especially if water is present. We’re also unfortunately the home of many flying roaches. Roaches are often found in high population and transmit diseases including salmonella and E.coli. They also trigger asthma, allergies, breathing issues, and intestinal problems.



Silverfish do not carry disease, but they sure do cause a lot of problems. These critters love to eat, dining on anything with polysaccharides or starch such as wallpaper glue, paper, and photos.

They are known to hang out in humid and damp areas such as kitchens, basements, and bathrooms.


If you’ve ever had fly buzzing by your ear, you know how annoying they can be. But what are the other concerns associated with these pests? Flies can transmit disease especially when they come in contact with your food.

They are known to carry E. coli, tapeworms, staph, salmonella, and hepatitis. Household flies are the worst culprits and are thought to be carriers of 65 or more diseases.



Ants might look like hard workers, but unfortunately, they may be working hard to destroy your home. Carpenter ants, in particular, are known for nesting in wood, developing colonies and damaging their surroundings.

Ants do carry bacteria and are capable of transmitting them. Some ants carry E. coli, staph, salmonella, and more.


Spiders of all sizes call New Orleans home. While we have plenty of the harmless kinds like garden spiders and jumping spiders, we also have a few that no one wants to find in their home. Among the poisonous variety are black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, and brown widow spiders.



Carpet beetles and powderpost beetles love New Orleans. Louisiana residents are less than found of these pests. In the larvae stage, carpet beetles dine on human food and clothes.

Powderpost beetles act like termites and create tunnels in any wooden item they can find.


Getting stung by a bee isn’t just painful, it can be downright dangerous. Multiple bee stings or an allergy can trigger anaphylactic shock. While we all appreciate the hard work of honey bees, they’re not something anyone wants on their residential property.



A wasp sting can also cause anaphylactic shock and death. Some varieties of wasps are particularly aggressive and require professional pest control services to safely eliminate them.


There are many types of fleas; most are oval-shaped and a reddish, brown color. Flea bites are incredibly aggravating and can lead to cat scratch disease as well as plague.


Ticks transmit a number of diseases including Heartland virus, Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever, and tick-borne relapsing fever. They feed on the blood of animals, humans, and even reptiles.



No one likes seeing rats or mice in their homes. Their presence is very unsanitary and can lead to rat bite fever, typhus, hantavirus, and Lymphocytic choriomeningitis. The hantavirus is thought to be fatal is 50 percent of all cases.

And we hate to say it, but rodents are a prime attraction for snakes.



Mosquito bites frequently swell and itch like mad, but they can also transmit the Zika virus, malaria, dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, and the West Nile virus.


The Fischer Environmental Way

Of course, pest control services should increase the comfort and safety of your and your family. We are dedicated to using safe and eco-friendly pest control products. Doing so allows us to provide pest control that is sustainable and gentle to the environment. Your health and comfort are our top priorities; we only use methods that are proven to be safety and products that have met quality requirements.

So, how can you be sure the services you’re receiving from Fischer Environment are truly safe and eco-friendly? Take a look at our track record. We not only meet local,  state and national governmental environmental regulations; we go out of our way to exceed them. The application of modern pest control methods and study of industry scientific research make up the Fischer Environmental way.

We’re also received numerous awards highlighting our commitment to high-quality, eco-friendly pest control. Our efforts to reduce the risk of pesticides and maintain high service standards were recognized with the Gold Standard Level for the EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program.

Fisher Environmental is also one of only five pest control companies to receive the “Champion of the Environment” award from the EPA!

Certification Technicians and Guaranteed Satisfaction

At Fischer Environmental, you’ll only find technicians that are fully trained and certified for the jobs they perform. We hold ourselves and our team to the highest standards. Doing so allows us to ensure that our customers are receiving the very best at all time.

When you choose Fischer, you’re choosing more than a pest control company. You’re choosing to work with a team that is dedicated to providing the best and most satisfying results, and a company that uses the best practices in the entire country as per our Quality Pro Guarantee.

The Quality Pro guarantee is a pest management program administered by the National Pest Management Association with the intention of providing customer assurance in regard to professionalism and quality. While you’ll find names other than Fischer Environmental on the list of full members, you can rest easy knowing that we go beyond many of the already strict requirements that are necessary to gain certification.

Beyond Pest Control: Lawn and Horticultural Services

Keeping your New Orleans home healthy starts from the outside. A well-manicured lawn raises your curb appeal and helps to shelter your investment. Our team provides full service lawn and horticultural services for homeowners and businesses throughout the New Orleans  area.

Our lawn and horticultural services, like our pest control services, are rooted in highly quality. We pair the very best materials with expert workmanship for the benefit of your lawn, trees, and shrubs. Watch your yard blossom and reach its full potential with these services. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

The Fischer Environmental  Prescription Program for Your Lawn’s Health and Beauty helps us to determine the ideal schedule for your lawn; we begin with the 12-Point Lawn Analysis. This system helps us to prioritize treatments to maintain and enhance your turf. Feel free to ask our Fischer turf specialists any questions you may have; they’re a bit like walking encyclopedias of lawn knowledge!

For year-round care and maintenance, ask about our IMP program, which scientifically applies what is necessary, where it is necessary, without the careless over-application some companies give. This program is personalized for your area and designed according to the recommendations of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.

If you’re looking for a more beautiful lawn or healthier home, reach out to Fischer Environmental. Our pest control and horticultural services were created with the needs of New Orleans residents in mind. Contact our team today at (800) 391-2565.