Termite Trouble

There are three major types of termites common in California, dampwood, drywood, and subterranean. It is estimated that more than one in five homes in California cities have been or will be attacked by termites. These silent destroyers are destructive on building timbers used in construction homes. Often confused as ants, termites are small, soft […]

As social insects, termites live in colonies, that can reach up to several hundreds to several million individuals. A typical termite colony contains workers, soldiers, and reproductive individuals of both sexes, sometimes containing several egg laying queens. Termites work 24 hours a day. Because of their wood eating habits these silent destroyers do major damage […]

Termites have been around for more than 250 million years. They may be fascinating in certain aspects, but some termites are incredibly frustrating and horrifying pests.  The highly structured nature of the colonies allows termites to adapt to more ever-changing environments. Termites work 24 hours a day. “Worker” termites bring food to the colony and […]

Menacing Pests

If you are a homeowner, then you may have encountered termites at least once. Termites are one of the most menacing pests of all because they can destroy the structure of your home. Did you know that in the US you can find approximately 50 different species of termites? Out of these 50, 20 are […]

Experiencing a termite infestation?  Termites are an interesting problem. While most common pest issues will stare us right in the face, termites are a more secretive threat. You can have thousands of termites within your walls without ever seeing one especially if you don’t know what warning signs to look for. Termites are shy and […]

Termites are a pest that most people would not wish on their worst enemy. Nobody wants to hear they have termites. Termites can quickly destroy your furniture and home, and homeowners should be alerted to keep termites away from their house. These pests are a problem because not only do they cause serious damage; it can […]

Termites are among the most destructive pest in the world, causing more than a billion dollars in damage each year in the U.S. alone. There are several types of termites all over the world but there are two distinctive types that damage homes here in California, subterranean and the drywood termites. It is critical to […]

Obscure Creatures

Most people don’t realize the termite threat to our biggest investment. For most of us, our homes are the biggest financial investment we’ll ever make. Termites are active all year round, are silent and very difficult to detect. When you think you’ve found termites in your house, make sure to get expert advice. Unfortunately, most […]

Insidious Creatures

Termites are insidious creatures that can create their nests both above and underground to a gain access to your home and cause costly property damage. Termites remain hidden, doing their damage and work for years. However, there is one major warning sign you should be looking out for, termite swarmers. Seeing these termite swarmers means […]

What can homeowners do to prevent their homes from becoming termite food? Fortunately, there are several preventive measures you can take: Schedule termite inspections. Schedule an annual inspection of your home, trees and yard. An early detection of termites can be a very powerful tool in preventing termites, avoiding the possible financial burdens of repairing […]