While it is unsettling to encounter any type of insect pest within a home, many people consider cockroaches to be among the most dreadful insect pests that exist. Insect pests like bed bugs, fleas, wasps and many ant species are not only a nuisance when they invade...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Do Any Dangerous Recluse Spider Species Exist In Southern California? And Why Has This Question Has Become A Source Of Controversy?
Do Any Dangerous Recluse Spider Species Exist In Southern California? And Why Has This Question Has Become A Source Of Controversy? There has been much disinformation spread in California concerning the purported presence of the notorious brown recluse spider in the...read more
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...read more
Wood-Boring Beetle Infestations Often Go Unnoticed For Long Periods Of Time Despite The Extensive Damage That These Species Inflict To Structural Wood
Termites cause more than five billion dollars per year in control costs and damage repairs, which makes termites the most economically significant insect pests in the United States, and the world. Residents of southern California are well aware of the termite threat,...read more
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...read more
Researchers Find That Bed Bug Infestations In Los Angeles Are Becoming More Frequent Than Infestations In New York City
Researchers Find That Bed Bug Infestations In Los Angeles Are Becoming More Frequent Than Infestations In New York City There is not one single state, county, city or town in the United States where a person can remain safe from bed bugs. Bed bugs are even abundant...read more
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...read more
Widespread Flea Infestation At A Ventura County School Affected Students, Teachers And Staff, But Could The Insects Hitchhike Into Their Homes Via Clothing?
Flea infestations are among the most annoying insect infestations that a homeowner can experience indoors, and the bloodsucking parasites also pose a health threat to a home’s occupants, including pets. Fleas bite humans as well as animals, mainly dogs and cats. In...read more