All across the United States, homes are invaded by a creature called the house centipede. But finding a house centipede in other states is quite different than finding one here in Hawaii. If you are unlucky enough to come face to face with the wrong type of centipede in your Hawaii home, you may find yourself in a bad situation. There are three primary centipede species here in Hawaii that will enter homes. They go by names like lethobius, mecistocephalus, and scolopendra. But it is the scolopendra that you need to worry about. This centipede species can cause an extremely painful bite that some describe as the most pain they have ever felt. In today's article, we're going to explore how dangerous a bite from one of these centipedes actually can be.
Hawaii is home to many types of ants. Ant infestations are among the most commonly reported pest problems for homeowners in Hawaii. Because ants are social and live in colonies of tens of thousands of ants, if you spot an ant in your home you can assume you are soon to be invaded by many more. While not dangerous, ants are a nuisance pest known to contaminate food, cause damage to structures, and some species bite and sting. The types of ants in Hawaii include:
Just because termites don’t appear to be around any longer, it doesn’t mean they are gone. Termites in Hawaii are like the bad house guests that overstay their welcome. Some states get a reprieve from the house-eating pests, but not Hawaii. Hawaii’s climate is perfect for termites, and it allows them to be active all year long. So, while you may think they are gone, termites are still hiding away in your walls and under your floor. Here are the top five signs that tell you when termites have moved in.