The pest control industry ranks ants as the most significant household arthropod pests in the United States where more than 40 species are categorized as structural pests, many of which can be found in Ventura County. Two decades ago, the annual cost to control ant...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Which Types Of Bee And Wasp Species Pose A Threat To Humans, And Which Species Commonly Nest Within Residential Areas?
Which Types Of Bee And Wasp Species Pose A Threat To Humans, And Which Species Commonly Nest Within Residential Areas? Most bee and wasp species, the latter of which include yellow jackets and hornets, are either solitary or semi-social insect species that use their...read more
Bed bugs and cockroaches are among the most common insect pests that infest homes and buildings, and one apartment building in Ventura County has been infested with both of these pests for several years, according to some claims. Less than two weeks ago, Ventura...read more
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...read more
The Little Known Tick Species Of Southern California That May Spread Disease Or Infest Your Ear Canal
When it comes to ticks, most Americans worry about hard ticks from the Ixodidae family. These are the ticks that transmit a variety of diseases to humans including lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, and tularemia, just to name a few. Unfortunately,...read more
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...read more
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