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Termites in Your Home? Call a Professional Pest Control Company Fast

In a recent poll about termite-infested cities, four California cities made their way on to the top ten list. San Diego came in fourth while Los Angeles topped the list. That isn’t anything San Diegans celebrate; after all, the average cost of termite damage is $8,184 according to a study conducted by Harris Interactive—and termite damage is usually not covered by insurance.

Dealing with termites

The warmer days on the heels of the icy winter are welcomed by all. Unfortunately, they can also bring about unwanted pests like termites. A covert, persistent, and insatiable force of nature, termites have caused many homeowners undue stress and worry. These ‘silent destroyers’ secretly and patiently feast on the wood around your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The best advice with regards to combatting a termite infestation is to nip it in the bud. It takes a firm resolve to deal with these hardy pests. You can’t get rid of them with pesticide spray, and certainly not with hopes and prayers, so when you discover termites in your home, all surrounding materials must be removed and replaced, the source eliminated, and any disrepair fixed.

How big can termite colonies get?

A mature, primary termite queen can produce up to 30,000 eggs a day. At this rate, termite colonies can grow to the size of a basketball court in no time at all. Termite colonies build a network of interconnected chambers and travel tubes for foraging. This network allows termites to forage around unobtrusively until they run into something they can feed on, after which the entire might of the colony will come sweeping down upon your home like a hurricane.

Have a professional handle it

When it comes to termite control, it’s always best to let a professional pest control company handle it. Your home poses a significant asset, so you need to have its termite problem treated properly. Otherwise, you could end up threatening your home’s structural integrity, resulting in extensive repair costs, and possibly the loss of your home.

Termite control in San Diego

San Diegans can trust local pest control companies like Antac Pest Control to take care of their termite problems swiftly and efficiently. These companies can perform termite inspection, termite tenting, termite control, and even termite-proof insulation services to finally put a stop to the relentless damage these critters will continue to wreak.

Sources:

Termites! Now What?, Bob Vila’s Blogs

Termite, Science Daily

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