Posts with the tag: "home and commercial pest control"
Cockroaches in Hawaii are a fact of life - a very disgusting fact of life. Let's be honest, most of us just deal with them, but we shouldn't. These creatures don't just look disgusting. They are disgusting. And, many families deal with illness they think is just the flu or the common cold, that is actually caused by cockroaches in their home. Here's what you need to know, even though we're sure you'd rather be reading about something else.
With over 5 million species of beetles worldwide, it is no wonder that they make up more than 25% of all life forms - Fortunately for those of us here in Maui, we typically only battle with about 25 species. Some of the most destructive species are the ones that feed on wood products. They include: powder post beetles, old house borer beetles, bark beetles, and Asian beetles to name a few. No matter their name, the damages they inflict upon trees and wooden structures are costly and extensive.
There are a lot of creatures in Hawaii that didn't start out here. Like all of the other invasive species that now call Hawaii home, bed bugs got here the same way: by boat and by plane, but unlike rats and mice, they didn't stowaway in a cargo area. They also didn't come inside coffee beans, like the coffee borer beetle, or inside lumber products, like the termite. This pest prefers to be up close and personal./pest-identification/profile/bed-bugs
You would think that you wouldn’t even have to deal with rodent control in ‘paradise’. After all, isn’t paradise supposed to be perfect? Though most people do refer to Hawaii as ‘paradise’, those of us who live and work and play here know that we have our issues just like everywhere else. Although, as far as the weather goes, we are pretty near paradise! However, that very weather that makes our state so perfect is the very weather that draws in rodents, insects, and other wild things. They thrive in our tropical temperatures which gives them plenty of food and water sources with which to survive and multiply.