Termite Problems? Who you need to call? Cal Termite, termite control in Santa Paula! We are here for all of your termite needs.
Our first need is to know what kind of termites we’re dealing with. Out of the multitude, there are three major kinds in the Santa Paula area: drywood termites, subterranean termites, and Formosan termites. Drywood Termites are the most common in Southern California. They are found especially in beachy areas. They live in the walls, attics, and garages. They come in through holes in the wood and are most active in late summer and fall. While drywood termites are the most common, subterranean termites are the most motivated. They get through homes at almost 80 times the rate of drywood termites. They come in under your home in mud tunnels that strike into the hearts of humans and that they use as shelter from the weather as well as a way into your home. They are most active in the spring. Formosan termites are nicknamed the “super termite” because they have the largest colonies and can do a lot of damage in an incredibly short amount of time. Colonies can easily contain several million termites. Because they are essentially an army amongst themselves, they are extremely hard to eliminate from an area.
Once Cal Termite has established what kind of termites you have, preferably in an annual or biennial inspection, we’ll determine what kind of treatment you need. Now there are some things that every house needs, no matter what type of infestation it has. We do a blanket treatment of both above ground and underground and we also cover the interior, exterior, and foundation with natural pesticides that are safe for pets and the environment. Our pesticide of choice is Orange Oil, which causes no harm to humans, but has a 95% effectiveness against termites.
Now for the customizable stuff. Since Drywood termites like to enter through attics, we have specific attic plans. We, Cal Termite, install attic insulation and clean out the attic. Termites burrow in everything and we know you want to make sure that they are gone for good after we’re done. Depending on how much damage the termites have already done, one of our treatments is to repair damaged wood structures. Subterranean termites are so single-minded that they can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time. We, Cal Termite, also have specific pretreatment care plans for recurring infestations. As previously mentioned, Formosan termites are notoriously hard to get rid of and most likely to be repeat offenders.
If you have any questions, want to schedule an inspection for termite control in Santa Paula or have a termite problem that needs to be handled by the best professionals you can get your hands on, go to our website, make a phone call, or even drop in. Remember, it’s your home, not the termites, and Cal Termite wants to make sure you win the war against pests. We want to help.