Why Are Whole-Structure Fumigations Frequently Used to Treat Drywood Termite Infestations, but Not Subterranean Termite Infestations?

Why Are Whole-Structure Fumigations Frequently Used To Treat Drywood Termite Infestations, But Not Subterranean Termite Infestations? Coastal cities in southern California see the worst termite pest issues in the country, with the possible exception of southern Louisiana and Florida. This is largely due to the diversity and abundance of termite pest species inhabiting southern California, […]

How Lawn Irrigation Invites Unwanted Termite Activity

Just as their name suggests, subterranean termites dwell below the ground where worker termites tunnel through soil in search of cellulose-rich plant matter and wood scraps. While entomologists traditionally assumed that subterranean termites are tolerant of a variety of soil conditions, recent research conducted on native termites in southern California has revealed that the destructive […]

How Do Swarming Drywood Termites Select Houses to Infest?

Heterotermes aureus, or the “desert subterranean termite,” as it is commonly known, is the most destructive and economically damaging termite species in southern California. These termite pests are known as “generalist feeders,” which means that they will infest and feed upon virtually every type of natural and finished wood source that they encounter, including hardwoods. […]

Researchers Identified a New and Highly Destructive Termite Species in California

Several termite species can be found throughout California, but not all are considered pests to structures and wood items. Subterranean termites are the most destructive group of termites in the state, followed closely by drywood termites. Multiple dampwood termite species inhabit California, such as the Pacific dampwood termite, which can be found on occasion in […]

Is Termite Damage Ever Visible on the Surface of Structural Wood?

Ventura County is located in a region of the US that sees a high amount of termite pest activity. All three termite groups are well represented in the county. These termite groups are known as subterranean, drywood and dampwood termites. Subterranean termites are the most destructive of all termite species in just about every region […]

Which Southern California Termite Species Are Most Destructive? And Which Species Are Most Commonly Found Infesting Homes in the Region?

The southeast United States sees the greatest diversity of termite species, including several invasive species, like the Formosan subterranean termite. The region’s humid subtropical climate allows termites to thrive, and annual termite swarms are a regular sight during the spring, summer and fall seasons. However, southern California happens to be the one western region that […]