Multiple subterranean and drywood termite species can be found in southern California, but only a few are known for regularly infesting homes in Ventura County. Western subterranean termites and western drywood termites are the two most destructive termite pests to...read more
Subterranean termites dwell below the ground where the moist soil provides the insects with a never ending source of water. Drywood termites do not need as much water as their subterranean counterparts in order to thrive, as drywood termites adapted to feed on wood...read more
How To Regulate Household Moisture For Subterranean Termite Control Several species of subterranean, drywood and dampwood termites inhabit southern California, and while all three of these termite groups are damaging to structures and valued outdoor wooden items,...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The Turkestan Cockroach Will Soon Become The Most Common Home-Invading Cockroach Pest In Ventura County
While southern California’s pleasant year round climate and beautiful mountainous scenery make the region an ideal place to live for many people, numerous arthropod pest species cause a lot of problems for homeowners across the entire state. The most common insect...read more