Certain species of bees can become pests in and around homes. Some species are important primarily because of their ability to inflict stings, while others may also cause structural damage as a result of their nest-building activities.
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!
Drywood termites generally live in undecayed wood which has very low moisture content. Unlike subterranean termites they don’t require any contact with the soil in order to live.
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.
Infestations of bed bugs indicate their presence by leaving blood stain, smears on walls, bedding, curtains, and other light colored surfaces.
In food storehouses, rats eat, destroy and/or contaminate with excrement, urine, and hairs an enormous amount of grain, flour, cereals, sugar, fruit, nuts, meats, animal feed, pet food, and many other types of food products. The same type of damage can occur in home pantry.
Some ant species feed on a wide variety of food items, while others typically feed on a smaller range of foods. Food preferences may also change significantly during the course of any season, especially for outdoor ants or depending on the needs of the ant colony.
Periods of high egg production usually require foraging ants to bring proteins to the queen, while at other times foragers may prefer to gather sugars or greases for their own energy needs or to promote larval growth.
Honeybees can become serious pests when it makes a nest in or on a structure. One of the most serious problems happen when a swarm of wild bees find a small opening in an exterior wall or chimney, and then nests in a wall void or some other interior area of a structure.