Termite control is something that no home or business owner wants to have to deal with. However they are not truly pests to people in that they thrive off wooden structures. It’s quite common for people to not realize that they have a termite problem until the termites have already a significant amount of damage.
What They Do
The most important thing for a homeowner to know about termites is that annually, they cause more damage to structures than fires, earthquakes and hurricanes combined. Their sole purpose in life is to consume cellulose, a chief component of lumber. They will readily eat anything with cellulose, from cardboard to newspapers. It is not uncommon to find termites eating cardboard and paper products stored in attics and basements. With proper termite control methods, we can save and preserve your valuable documents and collectibles!
Termites are located all over the world and are definitely found throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. These irritating little pests are specifically known to thrive in tropical and sub tropical climates. It’s important to note, that although they can cause large amounts of damage to homes and buildings they are generally not harmful to humans.
While most people can easily recognize ants, spiders and many other types of insects, but few actually know what a termite looks like. As termite infestations are a big threat, it’s important to look for signs of damage they may be causing. Oftentimes you can see piles of droppings under the wood they are slowly eating away. Although they do have a resemblance to ants, they are not related to them. Termites belong to their own species known as the Isoptera. They live in colonies like ants however, and are dependent upon other colony members for survival.
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Termites Commonly Found in Southern California
It’s common to have termites for a while before you ever see them. But when you do see them, they are usually dark to reddish brown winged termites from the reproductive caste. Their wings extend longer than their bodies by about 1/8 to 1/4 inches.
Drywood termite colonies range in number from a few dozen to up to 3,000. Drywood termites love to infest dry wood and are commonly found in the wood framing of attics. Winged reproductive drywood termites usually emerge from an existing colony and to scout for new locations. Once they discover a new location, they’ll pair up and bore into wood, sealing up their entry and can remain undiscoverable for around 2 years, easily numbering into the thousands by the time you see evidence.
Subterranean termites excel at causing damage. In fact they are more destructive to structures in the United States than any other insect. They live in huge colonies of 20,000 or more. A large queen can easily produce from 5,000 to 10,000 or more termites in a year. Subterranean termites love to eat the wood in homes and can make short work of properties with lots of wood in the structure.