Wild Wednesday: Skipper

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: beautiful insects|Tags: , , , |

Look at the tongue of that nectar sipper! The Skipper is a stocky butterfly that looks a bit like a moth. This cheerful garden visitor is enjoying the nectar of a salvia leucantha. For more photos of Skipper butterflies, visit Skipper [...]

Wild Wednesday: Spotless Lady Beetle–Cycloneda sanguinea

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: beautiful insects|Tags: , , , , |

There are over 5,000 species of ladybugs world wide, and hundreds of species in California. Doesn't this little Cycloneda sanguinea appear to be looking right at you?  To find out more about ladybugs, visit the Lost Ladybug Project. Some of [...]

1617–The Year Bed Bugs Settled North America

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: Bed Bugs, General Pest Control|Tags: , , , |

On a recent visit to the James Fort archaeology site in Jamestown, Virginia, we learned one source of bed bugs in North America. Danny Schmidt, one of the archaeologists at the site, explained that remains of bed bugs were found in a colonial timber-lined well [...]

Wild Wednesday: Dragonfly

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: beautiful insects|Tags: , , |

The red dragonfly about was photographed by Thrasher Termite & Pest Control in a local garden.

How Long Before Drywood Termites become Trouble

By | May 19th, 2016|Categories: Termite|Tags: , , , , , , |

Did you know that it takes approximately three years from the time a pair of drywood termites establish a new colony in your home, before they've grow and eaten enough to clear out their galleries. When they do, they kick [...]