So, you have a termite problem. What do you do? First, you call Cal Termite, the best termite control in Ventura. We can help with all of the hard decisions ahead.
Number one on that list is what kind of termites do you have? Yes, there are many kinds of termites, not just one. In Southern California alone, there are three kinds: 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, in attics, and in 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 resemble alien catacombs 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 of their size, 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 hang out in 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 any damaged wood structures. Subterranean termites are such hard workers, 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 your home in Ventura, or have a termite problem that needs to be handled right now, go to our website, make a phone call, or even drop in. Remember, it’s your home, not the termites, and Cal Termite, termite control Ventura, wants to make sure it never looks like the site of an alien invasion.