Termites eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is estimated that termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year. Here in the desert southwest property owners are at risk of infestation by primarily two species of termites, subterranean termites and drywood termites.
Subterranean termites can attack the structure by climbing up the foundation, entering through floor cracks or around plumbing protrusions, or climbing support posts in crawl spaces. They eat the food, which is the cellulose material of the structure, and return to the ground to feed the colony. The most common signs of infestation by subterranean termites is the mud shelter tubes they use to travel above ground. Drywood termites make their colony within the structure or in wood attached to the structure. The most common signs of infestation by drywood termites is the presence of their waste material in the form of pellets called frass.
The solution for termite control begins with a thorough inspection of the structure for evidence of infestation or conditions conducive to infestation. After the inspection, a proper course of treatment will be recommended. It may be possible to get a termite warranty without having to do an expensive treatment first. We also do inspections for the sale or refinance of your home.
Contact us for a free consultation or to schedule a courtesy inspection.