Termite Information In Los Angeles,
Orange & San Bernardino Counties
Drywood Termites: Drywood termites get their name because they live only in dry wood and require no connection to soil. Drywood termites are often introduced to a structure during their swarming season, which in California, can be a couple times a year or more, depending on dry weather cycles. These termites enter structures through cracks, knotholes or joints in the wood. They also bore into the wood, weakening structures from the outside. These termites can be identified by their smooth, clean holes in wood structures and “kick out” holes, where small piles of wood shavings collect. Drywood termites are best treated with Termidor, Foam treatments, Fumigation, Borate and Timbor. We also recommend chemical free Heat treatments, which can be localized and applied as a spot treatment. Learn more about drywood termites.
Subterranean Termites: Subterranean termites are the most widespread and destructive termite found in the US. These termites construct tunnels through soil to wood buried in the ground, or wood that is in direct contact with the ground. They require the soil to be moist or to have a source of water near by. They cause massive damage by weakening structural foundations and in some cases, can require a home or business owner to rebuild the structure or relay a slab. Subterranean termites are best treated with Altriset, Termidor, foam treatments and soil treatments. Learn more about subterranean termites.
What To Look For
Most termite species live underground. They seek moisture and position themselves near or underneath the foundation of your home. Common signs of an infestation include:
Kick Out Holes - As termites tunnel through wood, they use kick out holes to discard fecal pellets and frass.
Pellets - Termites remove waste as they tunnel, creating small mounds of fecal pellets underneath kick out holes.
Mud Tubes - These pencil-width paths lead from the nest to your home. Check the surrounding land, outer foundation wall, any crawl spaces and your basement.
Swarms - Reproductive termites will swarm primarily between spring and early summer depending on location. Check for this type of termite and the wings they shed. Shed wings can often be found near windowsills, as winged termites are attracted to light.
Conducive Conditions - Termites are attracted to certain conditions that help assist their development. Look for wood in direct contact with soil, and high moisture in and around your home. Correct these conditions to prevent further termite entry into your home.
Weakened Wood - Long, thin cracks and sagging can mean wood has been hollowed out by termites.
Pest Innovations offers free Termite Inspections to home owners, HOAs, Property Management and business owners and there is a nominal fee for Escrow Termite Reports. We also offer yearly termite treatment control services. Learn more about termite inspections.
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