Davis Termite Control, Termite Control Davis CA

Don't Be a Victim to Davis Termites:

More than 365,000 homes in the United States are involved in a fire each year. More than 600,000 U. S. homes suffer termite damage totaling over $1.5 billion annually. That is more damage than is caused by all fires, storms and earthquakes combined. If you need a termite inspection today then give Pest Control Davis a call!

In excess of 2 million homes require termite treatment each year. Home owners insurance can help recover losses from fires, storms and earthquakes, but it is almost impossible to carry insurance against termite infestation. Finding out that your home has termites instills a since of fear among most home owners. Typically termites can’t be seen or heard and often only a trained inspector can find signs of infestation. Treatment by the home owner for the control of termites is virtually impossible. Specialized equipment is used and the Pest Control Davis experts have ht knowledge necessary to plan control strategies.

Types of Davis Termites

Drywood Termites

The western drywood termite is California\'s second most important termite pest after the western subterranean termite. It is a native insect that has been here millions of years, mostly attacking trees along river washes and arroyos. In California drywood termites are most prevalent in southern California and the Central Valley but also can be found infesting wood along the coast, in bay areas south of San Francisco, and in the southern California desert. For more information on the biology and distinguishing characteristics of this and other termite species common in California give us a call today for a Termite Inspection.

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites in Davis live in underground colonies or in moist secluded areas aboveground that can contain up to 2 million members. They build distinctive "mud tubes" to gain access to food sources and to protect themselves from open air. Termite colonies are organized into castes depending on tasks -- workers, soldiers and reproductives. The characteristics of a subterranean termite are dependent on the termite's role in the colony. Cream-colored Worker subterranean termites are 1/8 to 3/8's of an inch in length. Soldier subterranean termites are of a similar body length, but are distinguished by their powerful mandibles. Solider termites have cream-colored bodies and brown heads. Reproductive subterranean termites are approximately one inch long.

Dampwood Termites

Dampwood termites infest wood with a high moisture content. Dampwood termites are normally larger in size than other termite species. Bodies of king and queen dampwood termites have two pairs of wings that are equal in size and shape and extend beyond their abdomen. Nymphs range up to 5/8 inch and worker dampwood termites are up to 3/4 inch.

Originally from China, Formosan termites are the most voracious, aggressive and devious of over 2,000 termite species known to science. Formosan termites are a subterranean species of termite. Swarmer formosan termite are about 1/2 inch in overall length, including their wings.

Termites feed on wood and may also destroy paper products such as books, cardboard boxes, furniture and various other items. Even buildings with steel framing and masonry walls are targets because of wooden doors, window frames, wooden support beams (often hidden), cabinets or shelving within them.

Look for These Signs if you think you need Davis Termite Control

Possible signs of a termite infestation include:

Pencil-sized diameter, or larger, mud tubes running across bare concrete or masonry between the soil and any wooden part of your building. Thin, small, paper-like wings all the same size and shape on your window sill, counter top or floor. "Bubbled" or distorted areas of paint on wooden surfaces. Any wooden building parts (especially if they are important support structures) that begins to sag.

Termites are a Job for Pest Control Davis!

A thorough termite inspection by a Davis termite control specialist is the first and most important step in protecting your property. Experienced eyes can locate the specific areas in your structure where a termite attack is likely to occur. Special tools, such as moisture meters and sound amplifiers may be used by some inspectors if a termite infestation is found. One of our Pest Control Davis specialist will design a specific treatment just right for your property.

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