What Are ‘Structural Insect Pests,’ And Which Species Of Wood-Destroying Pests Are Most Common In Ventura County and Surrounding Areas?
What Are ‘Structural Insect Pests,’ And Which Species Of Wood-Destroying Pests Are Most Common In Ventura Country? There exists numerous families of insects from a variety of orders that are well known indoor pests. Such pests include cockroaches, silverfish, crickets, flies, termites, wood-boring beetles, ants, and even bloodsucking parasites. Ventura County is located in a […]
Swarmer or Discarded Wings: Swarmers, also known as reproductives, are young female and male winged termites. In the springtime, after the last freeze, termite swarmers will emerge from their nest to mate and search for a new location to start a colony, which typically includes our homes. Termite swarmers, or their discarded wings near windowsills […]
With The Exception Of Termites, Which Wood-Infesting Insect Pests Are Most Commonly Managed By Pest Control Professionals Within Southern California Homes?
Termites are the most well known insect pests of structural wood within homes, but they are far from being the only pests that damage finished wood sources. For example, many beetle species excavate nesting galleries within structural lumber, and feed on the cellulose in wood during their larval stage. These beetles are commonly referred to […]