Termites are some of the most dangerous pests to have in your home or business. They group in large populations and feed on wooden structures. It’s difficult to identify a termite infestation, they can cause a substantial structural damage to your home or business before you’re able to take any action.
In California, there are at least 23 different species of termites, including subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites. Effective pest control means understanding different types of termites in Southern California homes and businesses and deploy effective, permanent termite control strategies.
To prevent substantial structural damage to your property and to avoid massive repair cost (termite damage is usually not covered under many homeowner’s insurance), you need to call termite control expert at Accuracy Plus today.
How to identify a termite infestation?
It is important to note that the signs of a termite infestation slightly vary based on the specific type of termite infesting your home or business. Also, many types of termites live in the walls, floors, attics, or even within the wood in your home, making detection quite difficult. In fact, termites are often called the “silent destroyer” for this reason.
Fortunately, there are a few signs that you can look for if you suspect (or want to prevent!) a termite infestation. Keep in mind that early detection and termite control are essential to protecting your property’s structure.
Some early warning signs of a termite infestation often include:
- Sawdust-like piles or elongated, pellet-shaped droppings found near wood surfaces
- Dirt or mud-like stains or trails on walls, wooden beams, or crawl spaces
- Darkened or blistering wooden structural members
- Temporary swarms of winged insects in your home
It is really important to note that there could be zero signs of a termite infestation. Unfortunately, some termite infestations go undetected for years, causing thousands of dollars in damage and putting the homeowners in a dangerous condition (especially if the termites are weakening central structural beams).
Additionally, termites are very active creatures, and if you find a termite infestation in your home, do your best to not disturb them. Disturbing them may cause the termites to abandon their feeding area and move to a more hidden area in the home, effectively spreading the termite infestation and making it more difficult for termite inspectors to develop a clear picture of the extent of the infestation.
How can Accuracy Plus help?
Following a thorough inspection, the inspector in Accuracy Plus will present a complete overview covering all extents of the termite infestations in your home and provide you the options. However, to ensure complete eradication, fumigation and the heating of the entire house are generally advised. For infestations that are in specific spots, local or spot control can be effective but hidden infestations will not be affected.
To better protect your home or business from the damage, you need to call Accuracy Plus Termite Control to speak with our expert. We offer affordable termite inspection, control, and prevention, and with over two decades of termite treating experience in the Orange County area, we are confident that we can effectively take care of your termite problem.
To schedule a free estimate with one of our termite control specialists,
call us today at (323) 648-3052.