Termite Control Services
Typically termites are easiest to see and find in the fall and you can have a termite problem without even knowing about it! Also, if you do have a termite problem, they could be causing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars of damage to the structure of your home. It’s important to get inspections for termites regularly, or else you could end up caught by surprise later on. And, if you do have an infestation, rely on an exterminator to take care of it for you. They can find the termites and get rid of them properly so that they are all gone and don’t come back again.
Contrary to termite sprays, termite baiting techniques draw termites away from a termite-prone building by using cellulose, a structural component found in wood, combined with an insecticide. By doing so, termites have a slower, delayed death when attempting to molt. By having a delayed death, they are able to carry the insecticide to other locations and destroy the rest of the colony. If the pest were to die immediately, it does a less effective job at containing the population, increasing the risk that the pest may still be present.
Spraying for Termites
Sprays are liquid termiticides that create a barrier around the perimeter of buildings, preventing termites from getting in as well as preventing termites from getting to the soil in which they need to survive. However, if termites already persist in your home, it may be difficult for the average homeowner to reach them. With proper equipment, our professionals are able to drill through concrete, slab, and other hard-to-reach places. Learn more about our effective sprays by giving us a call today.
Fumigation & Tenting for Termites
While fumigation tenting is typically the last resort for termite infestations, sometimes it is necessary. During tent fumigation, the experts at Central Coast Termite & Pest Control will place a tent over your home before releasing a fumigant throughout the structure. Depending on the type of infestation, this professional process will eradicate your termite infestations, keeping you safe, healthy, and worry-free of pest problems!
Termite Control FAQ
How do I know if I have termite damage?
Most victims of termite infestations do not know until they can visibly see deformities in certain parts of their home or building. In most cases, there is damage to the walls, ceilings, insulation, drywall in the form of scarring, jeopardizing the building’s structural integrity.
Where do termites live?
There are three main types of termites: subterranean, dampwood, or drywood, each living in different places. Subterranean termites live in mud tubes under the ground. Dampwood termites live in moist, wet wood (such as a fallen log), and drywood termites live in decayed or non-decayed wood, meaning that they are especially attracted to attics, wood framing, doors, and furniture.
How do termites get into my home?
Different types of termites will use different strategies to enter your home. Subterranean termites will navigate through mud tubes to get from one place to another, where drywood termites use swarmers, or winged adult termites, that fly away from their colony to form new colonies at new food sources. This is especially apparent in non-screened attics or vents, cracked window frames, and infested wood or furniture that is taken from outside and brought inside. Dampwood termites are not as common as they require a lot of moisture. However, they can still be present through water leaks or bringing in damp wood or mulch.