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The Best Way To Protect Your Orange County Home From Drywood Termites


There are many types of termites that live around the world. One of the most destructive and prevalent species is drywood termites. The questions are: what problems do drywood termites cause in Orange County and how difficult are they to detect? We will be answering these questions today and offering you some simple solutions to deal with these invasive wood-destroying pests. If you would rather talk to a professional about termite control, reach out to our team at Pacific Shore Pest Control. We would be happy to assess your problem over the phone and schedule an appointment for your Orange County home and property.

Drywood Termites Can Be Very Difficult To Detect

Drywood termites are among the most difficult kinds of termites to detect indoors. Part of the reason for this is due to the way they directly infest wood. Subterranean termites, another common species, invade homes by using mud tubes or cracks and gaps found in foundational cement. This makes them a bit easier to identify. Oftentimes, homeowners do not notice drywood termites until after they cause extensive damage indoors. Although this damage is fairly obvious and easy to identify, it is not the way you want to find out these pests have invaded your home. What we recommend is scheduling your home for a yearly wood-damaging insect inspection. This will help you identify a problem before damage becomes severe. 

Drywood Termites Can Cause Extensive Property Damage

Do you like your home with all of its wood intact? Most people do. The problem with drywood termites is that they hollow out beams, supports, and other wooden structures indoors. This weakens your home and threatens to cause serious issues down the road. Termite damage is also costly to fix, especially with the current price of lumber. Some early signs of damage you might find indoors include pin-sized holes in structural wood and frass (termite droppings) around these holes and on the floor. Long-term termite damage includes hollow-sounding wood, sagging floors and ceilings, buckling beams, and visible gally ways inside your home’s wood. 

How To Remove Factors That Attract Termites To Your Home

After you figure out how to eliminate termites or make sure you don’t have a current termite infestation in your home, you should take the time to put in place some preventative measures. Here are a few things you can do to keep these destructive pests away this year.

  • Seal holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation using some silicone caulk.
  • Remove wood and cellulose-based items from your property. This should include cardboard, fallen trees, stumps, sticks, leaves, and newspapers.
  • Keep windows and doors closed when they are not in use and make sure your screens are in good working condition.
  • Store wood piles at least 20 feet away from your home’s exterior.

For more help deterring termites, consider investing in a long-term termite control plan with Pacific Shore Pest Control.

Professional Termite Control Is The Best Termite Control Solution

The absolute best method for controlling termites in Orange County is obtaining professional termite control. If you are looking for reliable and affordable options, look no further than Pacific Shore Pest Control. We would be happy to schedule a thorough inspection of your home. Once our technician is with you, they will check for nests on your property and offer some long-term solutions to remove and keep these pests away.

Contact us now if you want to know more about pest control in Orange County and find a time to have your home and property treated for invasive and destructive termites.

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