Posts with the tag: "termites"
The consistently temperate climate in Hawaii makes it the ideal home for a host of plants, insects, and wildlife, many of which did not originate in this state. Termites are one of them--or I should say seven of them. The two worst termite species are the Formosan subterranean termite and the West Indian drywood termite, neither of which existed on the islands past around a hundred years ago. Within one human lifetime these termite species have gone from a few random occurrences, to $100 million in property damage each year.
There are a lot of pests that we deal with in Hawaii. Termites, rodents and cockroaches are some of the most damaging and most frustrating pests we come into contact with, but there is one pest that is considered the least favorite and most unpopular pest in Hawaii: that pest is the bed bug! Bed bugs are difficult to locate. They are tiny, about the size of an apple seed. They are also nocturnal, which means they’re searching for a blood meal while you are sleeping.