If you want to eliminate pests termites, ants, roaches or other insects from your San Diego home, you first need to determine their source.
Have they established a colony inside your home, or are they migrating from their colony outside your home?
Regardless of where they have established colonies, fully eradicating the problem will require the assistance of our professional termite company in San Diego and the use of specific treatments, such as orange oil termite treatment to destroy the colonies.
Where do termites establish colonies?
In Southern California, there are two termite species which create headaches for homeowners: subterranean and drywood termites. It is important to know the differences between them.
Subterranean termites build their colonies in the ground either under the home or around its perimeter. Even though they do not colonize within the home, they still cause destruction as they slowly devour exterior foundations and other wooden structures, and carry wood particles back to the colony.
Drywood termites are a bit more troublesome because they do not require underground colonies to survive. Instead, they adapt to their environment and build colonies above ground within the wooden structures of homes. They can survive in garages, storage sheds, attics, crawlspaces, under hardwood flooring, and other areas inside the home.
Where do ants establish colonies?
The location of ant colonies depends upon the species. Most ant colonies are located within the ground outside or under your home. Ants will travel great distances to carry food and water back to the colony from inside the home. However, carpenter ants are the exception and build colonies within wood. Just like drywood termites, they can establish colonies within any wooden structures inside the home.
Why treat the exterior of your San Diego home for pests?
It is impossible to fully seal the exterior of the home. Certain openings have to be left open for ventilation, and these will allow insects access to the home. By treating the exterior perimeter and other outdoor locations, you will repel termites, ants, an other pests from entering your home. In addition, there can be thousands of termite and ant colonies on your property, and the closer they are to the home, the higher the likelihood they will become a problem if not properly treated by our professional termite company in San Diego.
Request a San Diego termite inspection
Whether you have colonies of termites, carpenter ants or other insects living in your home or business, our San Diego termite company can help get rid of them. Contact us today, here at Pacific Coast Termite, by calling 1-800-PACIFIC (1-800-722-4342) or completing our inspection form online.