Category Archives for "Termites"

Feb 22

Termite Pest Control

By Pest Control Expert | Pest Control , Termites

Spring Valley Pest Control Termite

Are Termites White Ants?

Termites Look Like White Ants

Termites are secretive insects and often spend their entire lives out of the sun.

Being difficult to find contributes to the termite problem. By the time you know they are there it could be too late.

As a result, they can develop a whitish color and, because they are around the same size as ants, they came to be known as "white ants".

They are, however, not related to ants at all and belong in the same species classification as cockroaches! Like ants, they are territorial and aggressive and termite and ant colonies have been known to fight to the death.

Ants have long viewed termites as a food source and so termites have evolved to defend their nests by breeding a soldier cast with large mandibles to fight off enemies such as ants.

Video: Ants Vs Termites

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Dec 01

Do My Own Pest Control

By Pest Control Expert | Ants , Arachnophobia , Bed Bugs , Bedbugs , DIY Pest Control , Fleas , Gardening , Pest Control , Pest Control Management , Professional Pest Control , Rodents , Spiders , Termites

DIY Spring Valley Pest Control

DIY Pest Control

Spring Valley Hornet Pest Control 400

This is a question I'm constantly asked.

"Can I Do My Own Pest Control in Spring Valley?"

And the answer is (like the answer to so many other things) "It Depends."

First, it depends on the type of infestation you have. There's a big difference between an infestation of ants, for example and an infestation of bedbugs. You can see the ants, and no matter how many there are, their origin is a single nest with a queen. If you're patient, you can lay down ant poison to be taken back to the nest and eventually kill the queen. If there are other nests in the vicinity, you can repeat the process until they are all wiped out. Of course, your Spring Valley pest control company can do it faster and more efficiently, but it's still possible to handle it as a DIY pest control project. See Overrun with Ants? Call the Spring Valley Pest Control Expert.

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Nov 24

Spring Valley Pest Control

By Pest Control Expert | Ants , Bed Bugs , Cockroaches , Fleas , Mosquitoes , Pest Control , Rodents , Slugs , Snails , Spiders , Termites

Pest Control in Spring Valley

Spring Valley Pest Control Cockroaches

Previous posts have focused on specific pests that invade the Spring Valley area and what your Spring Valley pest control expert can do to combat them.

This post summarizes those approaches.

But first a question: What is it about Spring Valley that seems to attract more than its fair share of pests?

We are looking at

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Sep 27

Watch Out for Termites

By Pest Control Expert | Pest Control , Pest Control Management , Professional Pest Control , Termites

Termite Pest Control

Termites mostly feed on dead plant material and cellulose, generally in the form of wood, leaf animal, litter, or soil dung. Termites are major detritivores, particularly in the tropical and subtropical regions, and their recycling of wood and plant matter is of considerable ecological importance. Unfortunately, this is of little comfort if it's your house that they are eating!

After mating, these termites locate a new breeding site and create another colony, spreading infestations throughout multiple locations in the case of drywood termites.

Small steps make a big difference in termite prevention and sustaining an effective termite treatment plan. When performing this examination, also be sure to keep an eye out for termite wastes.

Termites Are Cockroaches!

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