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, […]
Is It Necessary to Kill Termites Found in Tree Stumps, Dead Branches, Logs and Other Areas in a Yard Landscape?
Is It Necessary To Kill Termites Found In Tree Stumps, Dead Branches, Logs And Other Areas In A Yard Landscape? Your average California resident may not have much to say about termite biology or foraging habits, but everyone knows that termites feed on wood, particularly structural wood in homes. Since termites are abundant throughout southern […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Now That Fall Has Arrived Residents of Ventura County Must Be Mindful of Western Drywood Termite Swarms
Now That Fall Has Arrived Residents Of Ventura County Must Be Mindful Of Western Drywood Termite Swarms Termites have always been a major economic problem in the state of California due to the diversity and abundance of termite species that inflict severe structural damage to homes and buildings in the state each year. During the […]
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 […]
Termite Damage Caused a Tragic Structural Collapse After the Property Owner Ignored a Termite Infestation on the Property
Termite Damage Caused A Tragic Structural Collapse After The Property Owner Ignored A Termite Infestation On The Property California is home to several termite species that infest homes and buildings in the state all year round. Unfortunately for residents, California is located within a “high activity” area when it comes to termite destruction. Due to […]