How To Recognize The Difference Between American And Smokybrown Cockroaches, And Where In Homes Do Smokybrown Cockroaches Commonly Hide?
Some cockroach species have been living in close association with humans for centuries, and today it is well known that indoor cockroach pests negatively impact human health in several ways. Worldwide, more than 3,500 cockroach species have been documented, most of which are non-pests that inhabit tropical regions. Surprisingly, only 70 cockroach species have been […]
At Least 15 Mosquito Species Inhabit Ventura County, But Experts Believe Two Additional Disease-Spreading Species May Become Established In County
Now that mosquito season has officially arrived, so has the threat of mosquito-borne disease. Due to several outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease in certain areas of the US in recent years, it is tremendously important for people to take measures to avoid bites and reduce mosquito populations in residential areas. There exists numerous mosquito repellent products […]
The 100,000 Mosquitoes That Emerge Daily From Each Neglected Swimming Pool In An Abandoned Ventura County Neighborhood Pose A Serious Public Health Threat
The 100,000 Mosquitoes That Emerge Daily From Each Neglected Swimming Pool In An Abandoned Ventura County Neighborhood Pose A Serious Public Health Threat Between November 8th and November 16th, the Woolsey Wildfire devastated urban and suburban areas in both Los Angeles County and Ventura County. In Ventura County, every home in the luxurious Hillside Estate […]
Can The Yellow Jackets That Nest And Forage In Residential Areas Be Controlled With Over-The-Counter, Or Professional-Grade Pest Control Products?
Many entomologists, biologists and other experts believe that wasps may be the most species-rich group of animals on the planet, as a massive number of tiny parasitoid wasp species have been documented all over the world. Most wasp species are solitary insects that pose little or no threat to humans, but this is not the […]
Nuisance bug issues around homes are to be expected each year beginning in spring, but this year nuisance insect issues have been particularly frequent in Ventura County. Rainfall during the spring prompts vegetation growth, which attracts numerous plant-eating insects into residential and urban areas. Most herbivorous insects are not considered pests in usual circumstances, but […]
Is The Notorious “Killer Bee” Species A Threat To Residents Of Ventura County? More than 1,600 native bee species inhabit California, but the most commonly sighted bees in the state are not native to the country. This bee species is commonly known as the European honey bee, and you can guess where they originated. European […]
The Potentially Harmful Centipede Species That Southern California Residents May Find Within Their Homes
Several centipede species have been documented as inhabiting southern California, and nearly all of these species are capable of inflicting painful bites to humans. Despite their painful bites, most centipede species in the region are not considered habitual home invaders. That being said, it is not uncommon for pest control professionals to receive calls from […]
Noble False Widow Spiders Were Absent From The United States Until A Specimen Was Found In Ventura County Nearly A Decade Ago
Several frightening looking spider species can be found in southern California, such as western black widows, brown widows, desert recluses and several wolf spider and tarantula species. Many residents may know that the brown widow is a fairly new addition to southern California, as this species is not native to the US. However, few people […]
Which Widow Spider Species Are Commonly Found Within Homes In Southern California? Are They All Dangerous? Black widow spiders are notorious for their painful and potentially life-threatening bites, but most experts will tell you that these spiders are shy around humans and do not infest homes often. However, it is important to note that several […]
Biting Asian Lady Beetles Invade Homes In Large Numbers Where They Remain All Winter, But How Did The Invasive Insects Arrive In The US?
Many people are charmed by the presence of a ladybug, as the beetle has long been regarded as a sign of good luck for literally centuries. Considering that the world is home to at least 5,000 ladybug species that have been documented so far, it is hard to believe that every species is friendly toward […]