Termites are highly destructive insects that can eat away at the wooden
structures around your home. To avoid structural damage and prevent an
infestation, you will want to schedule
termite control as soon as you notice these insects on your property. One of the first
steps of eliminating a termite colony is identifying the species of termite
that has caused the invasion. Let’s examine three of the most common
types of termites that are found in the state of California.
If your home is suffering from a termite problem, there is a good chance
that drywood termites are to blame. As the most common type of termite
in California, drywood termites are found in many homes. Drywood termites
get their name due to their preference to live in dry, arid places. In
order to identify a drywood termite infestation, your exterminator may
look for signs of fecal droppings around your house.
Dampwood termites are more commonly found in coastal or forested parts
of California. Unlike drywood termites, which can live with very little
water, dampwood termites need significant amounts of moisture in order
to live and thrive. When dampwood termites invade a property, they will
often create their nests around the base of the home.
While drywood and dampwood termites live above ground, subterranean termites
dwell beneath the surface of the earth. In order to enter your home, subterranean
termites create long tunnels through your foundation and other structures.
These termites can go undetected for many months or seasons, making them
highly destructive and dangerous.
If you have questions about termites on your property, do not hesitate
to schedule termite control with Payne Pest Management. Our company offers targeted
termite pest control in Orange County, and we will make sure that your house is free and clear of any bothersome
insects. To learn more about how we can help you solve your pest control
issues, give us a call at (877) 365-5629.