Why is mold growing in my home?

mold spores

Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors,¬†mold growth should be avoided.¬

Can mold cause health problems?

Black Mold

Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that

Suspicion of hidden mold

hidden mold

You may suspect hidden mold if a building smells moldy, but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and residents are reporting health problems. Mold may be hidden in

Drywood Termites

Drywood termites

Drywood termites are most prevalent in southern California (including the desert areas), but also occur along most coastal regions and in the Central Valley.

Drywood termites have a low moisture requirement

Subterranean termites

Subterranean termites

The western subterranean termite, is the most destructive termite (section "1" category pest / Structural Pest Control) found in California. Reproductive winged forms of subterranean termites are dark

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

The black carpenter ant is a common invader of homes at the California. They normally nest in logs, stumps, and hollow trees. However, the large, dark-colored workers often invade homes.

Carpenter Ants

Beetles

Powder Post Beetles

Powder Post Beetles are found in a variety of wood products. They infest everything from wicker baskets to hardwood floors and pianos. They are usually detected by seeing very fine saw dust or little holes

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bee

  

Carpenter Bees are large black bees that bore holes into wood to make their nest to lay eggs. They are usually found in fences and trees. The holes are about 1/2 of an inch in diameter and about