After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, FEMA provided travel trailers to thousands of Louisiana residents in an effort to provide housing while they began the rebuiding process. Although these units are small, our residents were "extremely grateful" for a place to live.
In December of 2005 the Department of Agricuture and Forestry placed 10 parishes under a Formosan quarantine order. This was done to prevent the spread of Formosan Termites to other parts of the country as the FEMA travel trailers begin to be removed out of these areas and are being staged in different parts of the country to be used for the next disaster.
BLUE STAR is one of the few Pest Control Companies in Louisiana that have received approval from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to perform the Forsoman Termite Inspections on the FEMA trailers, before they are removed from the quarantine area. The FEMA trailer must be moved out of the quarantine area within 7 days of the inpsection or another inspection must be performed.
BLUE STAR has developed a department to handle these inspections in a timely fashion, as time is of the essence with FEMA. We can handle 150 inspections a day at our current staffing levels and this can be increased to 300 inspections a day within days.
BLUE STAR has several deactivation companies that currently utilize our services. We provide our vendors a 24 hour turn around guarantee on all inspections. Our current average turn around time is less than 7 hours. We also provide a detailed weekly production statement with barcodes, addresses, and work order numbers. We maintain a FEMA trailer database that allows us to track, manage, and process billing for FEMA submission on a timely basis. Our FEMA team is available 24/7.