Termites harbor one celled organisms in their digestive tracts and these organisms convert cellulose into substances the termites can digest.
Termite pellets may be in conical piles if they have dropped only a short distance, or they may be scattered if they have fallen from a greater distance, as from a ridgepole, rafter, or sheathing, to the floor of the attic.
Adult reproductive termites are dark-brown to blackish insects, about 3/8 inch-long. Commonly referred to as “swarmer’s”, the job of reproductive termites is to mate and start new colonies. Termite swarmer’s may or may not have wings.
Drywood termites live entirely in dry, sound wood. Unlike subterranean termites, they do not require any connection with the soil and no above-ground moisture source.
Cockroaches produce odor secretions from different points in the bodies which can affect the flavor of many different foods. When cockroach populations are high, these secretions may result in a characteristic odor in the general region of the infestation.
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.
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.
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.