Some property owners choose to put off getting termite control for their Southern California property because they think it’s too expensive. Unfortunately, not investing in termite control for your property can end up costing you much more than the cost of termite control; it could even end up ruining your property if left unchecked for too long. So how much damage can termites really do? A lot and in a relatively short amount of time. Here is why these pests are so destructive:
- They live in huge colonies. Termites aren’t solitary creatures. They live in colonies with a queen, much like bees or ants. Colonies of 10,000 drywood termites aren’t uncommon, and some colonies can reach into the millions if they aren’t controlled.
- They can be hidden for a long time. Termites can be difficult to detect by the untrained eye and can happily munch away at the wood of a home for years before anyone noticed there is an issue. That gives them plenty of time to do damage.
- They reproduce quickly. The queen of the colony can lay thousands of eggs per day, and some species lay as many as 40,000 eggs in a single day. That’s plenty of new workers who will need to eat.
If you suspect you have a termite problem, don’t wait for treatment. Hi-Tech Termite Control offers affordable and effective treatment options using microwave technology that gets rid of these pests so your property doesn’t face any more damage. Give our termite control team a call today for more information on microwave treatments — we provide service throughout Southern California, including in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.