The Lifecycle of a Termite

Termites are highly social insects that construct complex nests and elaborate caste systems, so it's not surprising that their reproduction practices and life cycle are rife with complexities too. Not all termites get to reproduce, however. Like ants, bees and wasps,...

Unique California Insects You Didn’t Know Existed

California features a unique climate that's preferable to many species of insect life. Of course, not all of these insects are preferable to humans! We've created a list for you to enjoy as you learn about the insects that you may share your home and landscape with....

Fun Facts About Termites

Although there's nothing fun about termites, there are plenty of facts about these insect pests that you might find fun — or, at least, interesting to learn about. Termites are some of California's most notorious pests. Each year, U.S. homeowners pay about $5 billion...

Yes, It’s True. Termites are Social!

Highly social and ready to mingle in a California city near you, termites love a good time. Their idea of a good time is a party at your house, and you may not even know you've invited them to show up. California's termites are among the state's chief pests. They're...

The Link Between Pests And Asthma

A common lung condition that can cause breathing difficulties, asthma often appears early on during childhood, although it can sometimes appear for the first time in adulthood. To this day, there is not cure for asthma but there are treatments that help those who...

Where Termites Live Inside California Homes

Termites are definitely the most unwelcome of all "guests" in your home. They start invading your space quietly, practically undetected until one day you start hearing them in your walls, under your hardwood flooring and practically anywhere you go inside your house,...

How to Protect Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks

How to Protect Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks Owning a pet can be an amazing experience, but that doesn't mean it's all smooth sailing. For pets in Southern California, the arrival of cooler months often means the start to flea and tick season. While generally...

Rodents, Cockroaches, Spiders

Rodents, Cockroaches, Spiders The onset of fall means many things, like turning the clocks back, shorter days, and the start of cooler weather. However, the commencement of chilly temperatures in Southern California can be a prime time for rodent, cockroaches, and...

Don’t Let Termites Stop the Sale of Your Home

Prepping for a home sale is a huge undertaking. Hiring a real estate agent, preparing property to appeal to future buyers, and making sure all legal ducks are in a row is rarely an easy process. Most homeowners are aware of inspection rules and requirements during the...

How Quickly Can Termites Eat Wood?

As most homeowners know, nothing can pose danger to a home quite like termites. Fast, insidious, and highly problematic if left unchecked, termites are a nightmare scenario for millions of property owners across California. However, knowing that termites eat quickly...

Fall 2021 Termite Tips

No one likes termites. These insect invaders can wreak havoc on homes, causing significant damage. If ignored for too long, termite troubles can cost potentially thousands of dollars to repair. Rather than letting your home fall victim to termites, it's important to...

Where Termites Live in California

Termites are a problem from coast to coast and that includes California. Much of the state of California is subject to potential damage from termites, from warm and sunny Los Angeles to cooler climates in the North. The warm, humid climate in some areas of California...

I Have a Rat in My Backyard. What Can I Do?

Your first instinct may be to cringe if you see a rat in your backyard. No one wants a rodent that can wreak havoc on the interior and exterior of your home. If rats or other rodents are present in or around your home, you will notice a strong, distinct urine smell...

Essential Tips for Termite Prevention in California

As they say, your home is your castle, and one of the biggest investments you'll make in your lifetime. Being a resident of the Golden State allows you to enjoy surfing, the beach, and a variety of popular landmarks, such as Yosemite National Park and Universal...

Tips for Fall and Winter Pest Prevention

It may seem like you can rest easy and be pest-free during California winters, but that's not true. There are different steps you need to take to keep the heat in and the pests out of your home. During the winter in California, you'll be free of bees, mosquitoes, and...