Termites wreak havoc on the integrity of architectural structures all over the world, but different species of termites attack homes and businesses in different ways. To learn about three groups of termites that pose a threat to your home and why you may need to hire a termite control service, keep reading:
Drywood termites live in dry wood. Instead of absorbing their moisture from contact with moist ground soil, drywood termites get their moisture from the air. For this reason, they thrive in the humidity and are most commonly found chomping on the wooden foundation of coastal homes and businesses. Their presence can be detected by the clean and smooth bits of wood they leave behind.
In recent years, western subterranean termites have caused an abundance of property damage in Southern California. Their presence is characterized by honeycombing. Subterranean termites nest in soil, living off of the moisture it provides. Because of this, they can feed on your home or office building for months or even years before being detected. It is smart to hire a pest control professional to inspect your property regularly, as he or she can check for the most subtle signs of subterranean termite presence.
A preference for cool, humid areas makes dampwood termites partial to the Pacific Northwest. Dampwood termites do not typically infest homes, but if you have a mountain home that receives considerably heavy rainfall, your home could be at risk for infestation.
To prevent termites from invading your Los Angeles home, hire a dependable and experienced exterminator to inspect and treat your home for termites on a regular basis. Call Payne Pest Management at (818) 574-7889 to find out more about our termite control and other highly effective pest management services.