As we start to get more rain, in conjunction with the warmer weather, we start to see an increase in subterranean termite infestations. This seasonal combination “stirs up” these underground dwellers and , one this happens they start there search for a food source. In many cases, that food source is your home. Subterranean termites live in the ground, hence the name. Unfortunately, when they soil doesn’t contain enough food for the colony, they set out in search of more. An part of your home that touches the ground is a potential entry point for these pests. Even if the food, the wood is not touching the ground, these little pests will build “tubes” to reach the wood. These external tubes near the ground are one of the tell-tale signs of a subterranean termite presence. Don’t take chances. Call one of our termite professionals today and schedule an inspection. They will explain the different treatment options available if you are found to have an issue. Call today!
In the Winter, most species of bees will retreat to their hive where they will create a “winter cluster”, basically, they will all swarm around the queen and flap their wings and “shiver” to produce heat for the queen. This lasts until spring. Even though bees may be semi-dormant during the winter, they can still pose a threat. When the temperature warms, even in Winter, bees may leave the hive for various reasons. Even in colder weather the bees will still be protective of the queen. Meaning, if you decide to clean out the shed and disturb a hive, even in a Southern California Winter, you are still going to find yourself with a bee problem. Even though bees may not be as active in cooler weather as they are in warmer, the same rules still apply. If you see bees entering and leaving an eave, crawlspace or other enclosed area, there is a good chance there may be hive located there. The “hum” of a large hive is very distinctive. If you enter a crawlspace, shed, attic or other areas and hear what you think is a hive, call a professional bee control company like Eary Termite ans Pest Services. Don’t try to remove a hive yourself! Bees are a natural and beneficial part of our ecosystem. Left alone they usually are content to go about their business. If you encounter bees on your property, call Eary Termite and Pest Service and speak to a Bee professional today.
Termites. Just the word strikes fear into the heart of most homeowners and property managers. Visions of half-eaten beams and studs fill their mind. What about the cost? “How much is this going to set me back?”, is a common refrain heard from those just finding out they have a termite issue. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. Simply put, different types of termites present different types of problems. Drywood termites, as the name implies, live in walls and beams. Subterranean termites on the other hand are ground dwellers, attacking your home where the ground and wood meet. Depending on the type of termite you have, different treatment options are available. Drywood termites may be able to be treated with a localized program while subterranean termites may require a broader treatment program to be effective. No matter the type of termite, the professionals at Eary termite and pest service have the experience and knowledge to get the job done right the first time. Call today for a consultation with a termite professional.
Bedbugs, just the name conjures up images of seedy motel rooms with peeling paint and less than adequate sanity practices. Although it is a very common perception that bedbugs only afflict those that live in unsanitary conditions, the truth is, bed bugs can be found in swanky hotels and in the most upscale neighborhoods. Bed bugs are an equal opportunity pest. Bed bugs live usually live in the crevices and seams of mattresses or the seams of sheets and blankets. They feed on people, leaving behind small, tell-tale bites. You may even notice small blood spots on the sheets. A close examination of a seam of an infested mattress will also often show small, brownish-red specs. When traveling, keeping you suitcase on a chair, away from the wall can help prevent taking home a “special” guest. Putting any suspect items in the drying on “high” for 30 or more minutes upon returning from a trip can also kill off any bed bugs that decides to hitch a free ride. If, after these precautions, you find yourself with a bed bug issue, call a professional as soon as possible. Taking on a bed bug problem is not a job for an amateur. You can often make the prroblem worse trying to eradicate bed bugs yourself. For a complete evaluation of any any possible bed bug issues, call the professionals at Eary Terimite and Pest Service today.
Bees are a very important and integral part of or ecosystem. They provide a valuable and necessary service as they pollinate plants. Left alone, most bees are content to just go about their business. Sometimes, bees will decide that they need to take up residence in or around your home or business. It is situations such as this where there is the possibility that the presence of the bees may become an issue. If bees decide to nest inside a home, whether it be in a crawlspace, an attic, or even an eve, the potential for damage is high. The hive, built of beeswax and containing honey, can seep into wood and into walls, causing damage to the structure. The longer the hive is present, the more damage it can cause. If bees take up residence outside a home, left alone, there is usually no issues. Occasionally, a hive located near a home may become agitated by nearby activity. The vibrations of a lawnmower have been known to provoke a bee attack. This is especially true if the bees are of the “Africanized” variety. This species of bee is very aggressive and will attack much more quickly and for a longer duration than the European variety. The defense against a bee issue is vigilance. Look for outward signs of a nearby hive. A sudden increase in the number of bees in the area, a high concentration of bees in a certain area, the “hum” of a hive, or seeing an actual “swarm” or “ball” or bees. If you see any of these signs, the best course of action is to call a professional. The team at Eary Termite and Pest Service has the knowledge and expertise to tell the difference between normal bee activity and having a bee issue. Call us today for a consultation.
Termites have earned the title “The Silent Destroyer” for a very good reason. They often go unnoticed for years, sometimes longer, silently destroying a property. Left unchecked, these voracious pests can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage in a very short time. The key to preventing termite infestation and the ensuing damage is regular inspections. Far to often, homeowners wait until they notice the outward signs of a termite problem before calling a professional. By then, the termites have almost assuredly done significant damage. The question we often hear is, “how often should I get a termite inspection?”. A good rule of thumb is every 2-5 years. Inspections done at these intervals are able to catch most termite issues before they cause major structural issues. An inspection may be warranted sooner if nearby homes are found to have termites. Call the professionals at Eary Termite and Pest Service today to schedule your inspection.
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