Termites live in a colony, just like ants, and have specific roles for helping to maintain the colony.
There is a queen and king, soldiers and workers, and alates (or winged termites).
A new termite colony is started when males and females leave their colony to mate. During the mating period, both males and females have wings and fly around in order to find a mate and a location to establish their new colony.
California homes are at risk for rodents, such as mice and rats.
These pests can get into homes from small openings in crawl spaces, air vents, pipe openings, and small cracks. Further, rats chew through wood, concrete, and brick to make an opening into the home, while mice are able to fit in between gaps much smaller than their body to gain entry.
Both types of rodents tend to remain hidden as much as possible. This often makes it difficult to tell there is an infestation in the home.