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Wood Boring Beetles

Written by g-ecocare Published on July 22nd, 2014

Wood Boring Beetles function in nature to help reduce dead wood to a form that can be utilized as plant food.  However, those attacking preseasoned or seasoned wood, especially those which attack seasoned wood, can be very destructive to wood that we use in our structures or as furniture.  Of the more than 30,000 different …

Moisture Ants

Written by g-ecocare Published on July 22nd, 2014

The Moisture Ant, also known as the Yellow Ant, got these common names because of their structural nesting habit of utilizing high moisture areas and because of their yellowish color.  The Moisture Ant is found throughout the United States.

Recognition

Moisture Ant workers are about 1/8” long, and they range in color from yellowish brown to dark …

Dampwood Termites

Written by g-ecocare Published on July 22nd, 2014

Zootermopsis angusticollis

As their name implies, Dampwood Termites locate their colonies in damp, sometimes decaying wood.  They are common throughout the Pacific Coastal States.

Recognition

There are two castes in a Dampwood Termite colony, the Swarmer and the Soldier.  The Swarmer is usually around 1” long including wings, they have a light brown body and they have two …

Carpenter Ants

Written by g-ecocare Published on July 22nd, 2014

Camponotus spp.

The black Carpenter Ant gets its common name from the habit of hollowing out galleries in pieces of wood for nesting purposes.  This nesting habit can often result in structural damage.  Carpenter Ants are found throughout the United States.

Recognition

Carpenter Ant workers can vary greatly in size, ranging from 1/8” to 1/2”, with black bodies …

Subterranean Termites

Written by g-ecocare Published on April 22nd, 2014

Coptotermes formosanus

The Western Subterranean Termite is restricted to the western states, ranging from British Columbia south to western Mexico and east to Idaho and Nevada.

Recognition

There are three castes of Subterranean Termites, the Swarmer, the Worker and the Soldier.  The case you are most likely to see is the Swarmer, which is about 3/8” long including …

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