Certain species of bees can become pests in and around home. 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.
Adult ants are unable to ingest hard, solid food particles. They ingest only liquids which are sucked from the food material or smaller particles in suspension. However, they can carry large food items in their mandibles, with or without help from other workers.
Termites harbor one celled organisms in their digestive tracts and these organisms convert cellulose into substances the termites can digest.
Sometimes an Ant colony may establish a nest near the edge of a foundation slab, from which the foragers will move inward along plumbing and electrical entries, or through cracks and expansion joints in the foundation.
Carpenter ants are occasionally found nesting in perfectly dry environments inside hollow veneer doors and other void areas. They may be found nesting in a cavity in insulation above a ceiling or in a wall void.
Gophers are active year round, but are the most visibly active in the spring and fall when the soil is of the ideal moisture content for digging. Cut roots are usually stored in small chambers within the burrow.
Indoors, Oriental cockroaches prefer dark, moist areas such as under porches, crawl spaces, basements and floor drains. Because Oriental cockroaches often move into dwellings in large numbers, a perimeter or barrier treatment is recommended when cockroaches are found living outside. Oriental cockroaches, also known as water bugs, are usually not found on walls or cupboards […]
Fire Ant – Nest entrances may be craters in the ground scatters over an area of from 2-4 square feet or under boars and stones by a tuft of grass, in cracks in concrete and underneath the house.
Red Ants infests any type of land except swampy areas and dense forests, constructing large, hard, earthen mounds that interfere with cultivating and harvesting operations and cause damage to farm machinery.