If you have subterranean termites in your home, you have a major problem on your hands.
Subterranean termite colonies can grow to a population of hundreds of thousands, and over time, these termites can consume wood by the pound. Subterranean termites thrive in and around homes, and they can live off of tree roots, wood fences, wood furniture, and other structures around your property. Unlike drywood termites — which can live without access to the ground — subterranean termites build their colonies in the earth. Colonies are typically 20 to 70 feet deep and can travel up to 300 feet from the nest. Fortunately, we specialize in termite control services that specifically target these termites. We provide termite control services for our neighbors throughout Southern California, including those in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
Now let’s take a deeper look to better understand these pests. Here are some signs that you may have a subterranean termite infestation:
Subterranean termites can be rather difficult to notice since they prefer isolation. Oftentimes, they can remain unseen by traveling under stucco, slab foundations, or other inaccessible areas. However, with some vigilance and knowledge, you may notice a termite infestation before it has a major impact on your home. Here are some signs that you can keep an eye out for:
Not sure if you have termites? Don’t sweat. We know what to look for. We offer free termite inspections for folks throughout Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. We’ll assess your property, locate termite colonies, offer up a solution, and provide you with a quote. Then we’ll treat your termites as soon as possible.
For subterranean termite colonies, Altriset is 100 percent effective in three months or fewer. Altriset is an insecticide that’s specifically designed to exterminate termites — which is to say, it’s a termiticide. Altriset can be applied in a home’s wood structure, as well as around the exterior of the home in order to infiltrate a colony. Now, Altriset doesn’t kill termites immediately. On the contrary, subterranean termites that come into contact with Altriset actually pick up this powerful termiticide and transfer it to other members of the colony. Then, after a period of contact, all termites that have been exposed to Altriset die off. Thus, Altriset isn’t just a barrier against termite infestation, it actively penetrates a colony (or colonies) around a home. In addition, Altriset can be used as a preventative against both drywood and subterranean termites.
If you have termites, we’re the company to call. Once again, we provide termite control services for folks throughout Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. Get started with a free inspection, or give us a call!