Six Insects We Should All Be Thankful For

Six Insects We Should All Be Thankful For

In our line of business, we have learned most people don’t like a lot of insects. It’s understandable! They can cause a lot of problems, and sometimes all we want to do is just get rid of bugs that are making life difficult, but insects play a vital role in our ecosystem and daily lives! From clothing to food products there are a handful of insects that we’re very thankful for. Ants About 20% of insects feed on, well, trash and dead things. A study by North Carolina State University found that arthropods, particularly ants, are amazing at cleaning up our human food waste. This…

What you need to know about Florida dampwood termites

What you need to know about Florida dampwood termites

Scientific Names The Neotermes genus of termites includes nearly 100 species of termites. Three species are located in Florida; Neotermes castaneus, Neotermes jouteli and Neotermes luykxi. Neotermes termites are part of the Kalotermitidae family of termites, which includes both drywood termites and some dampwood termites. Confusion about Names Sometimes a subterranean termite named Prorhinotermes simplex is referred to by the name “Florida dampwood termite.” Alternately, Neotermes termites in Florida are sometimes called “southern dampwood termites.” Distribution in the U.S. Florida dampwood termites are found in the southern half of Florida and in the Florida Keys. Other species of Neotermes termites are located in Hawaii. Behavior Florida dampwood termites require high…