While there are more than 2,000 types of termites in the world, the most common to be found in Antelope California are Subterranean termites and Drywood termites.
Phone Your Local Termite Professionals
Treating termites on your own is often a long, expensive process that doesn’t always give complete results of extermination. Hiring the services of a professional termite control provider can save you time, money, and give you peace.
Termites will feed on dead plants, trees and wood. This is why they are dangerous to have on your property. Often, these termites will go undetected for long lengths of time, causing extensive damage by the time they are discovered. This is why we recommend having a termite inspection done regularly on your home, even if you don’t suspect a termite issue.
Antelope Termite Prevention
Preventing the termites from occurring the first time is imperative and that is a service we offer in addition to general Pest & Rodent Control in Antelope. We will first identify the type of termite on your property followed by a plan specifically drafted for your termite infestation.
Subterranean termites are 1/4 inch long, have no wings, and are light in color. Subterranean termites will build a home in the ground using tunnels or mud tubes. Their diet consists of wood and other cellulose material. When subterranean termites are feeding on wood they will fill it with soil. One way many property owners discover a termite problem is through the discovery of mud tubes or tunnels on foundation walls.
Drywood termites can be up to 1/2 inch long and mostly feed on wood but occasionally they’ll feed on other cellulose material. They are oval shaped and light brown in color. Typically found in dry wood, hence their name. Drywood termites can cause expensive damage to your property and should be treated right away.
Drywood termites are typically found inside attics or areas with less moisturized wood. They will also eat plants, carpet and books. Drywood termites actually live in the wood and even though they aren’t as common they still invade homes in the Antelope California area.
Some of our clients discovered drywood termites by finding fecal matter on their windowsills. Preventative treatment is always recommended to ensure your home is not taken over by termites of any kind.
Termite Control in Antelope, CA
If you fear or know that you have a termite problem on your hands, give us a call right away. Our termite control experts will schedule a time to visit your home and inspect the site in order to create a treatment plan.
Not all termite problems will require the same treatment which is why our plans are specifically designed to resolve your specific termite issue. Call (916) 520-8373 today to learn more about how we can help and don’t hesitate to ask about our preventative treatment plans.