Suburban Pest Blog

Termite Exterminator issues Termite Swarm Alert

Posted by Ken Unger on Mar 23, 2015 1:18:00 PM

With the recent change in the weather, termite swarmer season will be upon us soon. I recently visited private homes as well as businesses that are already experiencing a problem with these winged pest’s so I wanted to give the readers a few points on how to ID these insects and what to look for in their homes.

Termites belong to the order Isoptera, and are social insects. Subterranean Termites are soil dwelling insects that feed on materials that contain cellulose, EX: wood, paper, cardboard, etc. They are the only living organism that can digest cellulose. This process is achieved  by the use of protozoa and bacteria found within the termite that  convert the cellulose into sugars.

The photo above show subterranean termite swarmers and the milky white termites are known as the workers.

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TICKS…QUICK FACTS

Posted by Ken Unger on Mar 10, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Ticks are arachnids belonging to the sub-class  Acari,  which includes both mites and ticks. Over 80 species of ticks have been identified in the U.S. These can de divided into two families: the hard ticks ( lxodidae ) and the soft ticks ( Argasidae ). Both families are associated with the transmission of diseases to humans, but the members of the hard tick family are more frequently encounterd in and around homes.
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