Carpenter Bee

July 3, 2014

Color: Yellow and black patterns like Bumble Bees, with some metallic reflections ranging from dark blue, yellow, green or purple tints. Their abdomens are shiny, unlike Bumble Bees which are covered with hair. Length: 3/4″ – 1″ These large dark bees that resemble bumble bees are often seen hovering around the eaves of a house, […]

House Borer

July 3, 2014

Color: Range in color from reddish-brown to black Length: 1/2″ – 3/4″ This is a member of the group known as “long-horned beetles”. Eggs are laid in crevices of the bark of cut logs. The whitish larva live 3-5 years or more, eating through the wood. During quiet times, their feeding may be heard as […]

Powder Post Beetle

July 3, 2014

Color: Reddish brown to black Length: 1/8″ – 1/4″ Adults are reddish brown to black and very slender. The Powder Post Beetle damages seasoned hardwoods such as flooring, furniture and structural woods. The larva, living in and eating the wood, can take up to four years to develop. Their presence is often indicated by piles […]

Subterranean Termite Swarmer

July 3, 2014

Color: Dark brown/black Length: 1/2″ These dark brown to black winged insects are the male and female reproductive “swarmers”. They emerge from the colony in a dark cloud at least once per year. Their short flight drops them to the ground where they then seek the proper conditions for the king and queen to start […]

Subterranean Termite

July 3, 2014

Color: Workers are pale, cream colored; Soldiers are light colored with brown head and the Supplementary Reproductive are light colored. Length: 1/8″ – 3/8″ These are social insects living in colonies in the soil. The colony is made up of workers, soldiers and reproductive. Subterranean Termite colonies feed on wood (where humidity is high) or […]