Termite control

Termites have a way of quickly infesting an area—especially areas that are humid and moist. Once termites get started, they will get to work doing thousands of dollars of damage to wooden structures, including fences, doorways, window sills, etc. It’s critical to identify a termite infestation sooner rather than later.

A few ways you can tell include wood rotting, paint chipping, and small pinholes in drywall. Have you seen something suspicious in or around your home that has you questioning whether or not it’s termites? We can help!

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Why choose us for Coachella Valley termite extermination

Before the termites eat you out of house and home, contact us for termite control solutions today. Our services start by assessing the property to uncover the extent of the infestation.

From here, we will provide you with the findings and our recommendations for treatment. Using safe solutions, we can rid your property of termites once and for all—saving your property from extensive damage caused by these destructive pests.

There are several pest control companies operating throughout Coachella Valley. We are thrilled you are considering us for your pest control needs. One of the reasons our customers love our services is that we back them with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

After we treat termites, we want customers to have peace of mind that they are gone for good. If that isn’t the case and they return—we will too at no extra cost to you.

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Types of termites in Coachella Valley

The Coachella Valley hosts three broad categories: dampwood termites, drywood termites, and subterranean termites. Subterranean termites are the ones most commonly found, and they do a lot of damage.

Subterranean Termite

Subterranean termites

These are the ones most commonly found in the Coachella Valley. Whereas the other two types of termites live in the wood they devour, not so with the subterranean termite.

They live underground near their food source. They start with wooden fences that are touching the ground. They especially like the fencepost sunk into the ground as opposed to concrete, or the woodpile in your backyard.

Drywood Termite

Western drywood termites

More common, this breed of termite likes hardwood and dry conditions. They are more likely to be found in the Coachella Valley and may have several colonies in one house.

Be careful if you are at a yard sale and you find yourself fancying a piece of wooden furniture, a dresser, a headboard, or a dining room table.

You could be unknowingly buying the termite equivalent of a Trojan horse. You get it into your house and then you have an infestation.

Dampwood Termite

Pacific Dampwood termites

The Coachella Valley is dry enough and hot enough that this dampwood termite is not that common, although it can be found. Look for areas where there is standing water or damp conditions.

A chronic leaky faucet or possibly a pond in a golf course (plenty of those around the Coachella Valley) serves as an attraction.

If the foundation of your home has wood up against the soil, or part of it extends over water, this is an invite to the dampwood termite: Signs of these critters include piles of their feces (tiny pellets) near wood and signs of interior tunneling.

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The specialists at Arrest A Pest are skilled in the detection and extermination of termites.

We use soil treatments, wood treatments, bait systems, and also tenting.

Arrest A Pest also has regular and routine maintenance programs that keep your home free of future infestations.

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How do I protect my home from termites?

Remove dead and discarded wood from around your house. This is where the initial termite infestation will take place. Having wood to burn during the winter is nice, but it will attract termites.

It is very popular for landscapers to use mulch, but it is also a big attraction for termites. Termites are attracted to moisture. Make sure you don’t have any leaky faucets. Also, keep any water features, koi ponds or fountains, clean and operating.

Inspect your property regularly for any exterior signs of termites. Look for mud tunnels or piles of termite droppings around your home. Also, look for wood that appears to be splitting or peeling away. This means the termites ate the underlying material so close to the surface that the remaining wood is so thin it can’t hold its shape.

The Formosa subterranean termite is found in the Coachella Valley, and their reproductives typically swarm and leave the original colony in the early spring.

You might find piles of their discarded wings if you take a walk around your property during this time. This is where they landed, and you probably have the very beginnings of an infestation.

What should I do if I have a termite infestation?

If you suspect a termite infestation in your home, it’s important to contact a pest control professional as soon as possible. They will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and determine the best treatment plan for your specific situation. Treatment options may include liquid or bait treatments, and may require drilling into walls or foundations. It’s important to act quickly to prevent further damage and to ensure that your home remains structurally sound.

How do I know if I have termites in my home?

Termites are often difficult to detect as they usually hide in dark, damp areas of your home. Look for signs of mud tubes, tiny holes in wood, or discarded wings near windows and doors, which could indicate a termite infestation. Additionally, if you notice soft or hollow-sounding wood, it could be a sign of termite damage.

Are termites harmful to human health?

While termites are not harmful to human health, they can cause significant damage to your home’s structure and property. If left untreated, a termite infestation can weaken the integrity of your home’s foundation and lead to costly repairs.

Is orange oil treatment effective against termites?

The much-touted orange oil treatment is an extract from orange rinds. The specific ingredient is D-limonene.

It is effective against drywood termites, carpenter ants, and wood-boring beetles by breaking down their exoskeleton and destroying their eggs.

It is great because it is low-toxicity and environmentally friendly. There is no need to move out overnight, board your pets, or remove your plants.

The downside is that orange oil is not effective against subterranean termites, which is the dominant type of termite infestation in the Coachella Valley.

This ineffectiveness is because orange oil is injected through holes drilled into infected wood in your home. Subterranean termites have their colonies underground nearby.

Since orange oil leaves no residual poison, the termites are quick to return.

About termites

There are more than 2,500 species of termites in the world, but only 39 of them can be found in the U.S. (Alaska is rumored to be free of termites).

Termites are related to the ant (they share a similar body shape, with a head, thorax, and abdomen, but with thicker waists). They are also distant cousins to the bee. Like ants and bees, termites live in colonies in a caste system, where each caste has a specific job in the colony.

Worker termites and soldier termites, which make up 99% of all termites, never see the sunlight. They don’t have eyes and they are white in color. Reproductive termites, also called swarms, reach adulthood and eventually leave the colony to fly a short distance. They have eyes and wings. They typically do not travel very far, and they shed their wings as soon as they land. Ninety percent of reproductives die during their journey.

The ones that do survive and reproduce become the kings and queens of the colony. Reproductives are pale yellow-brown to black in color with wings that are smoke-grey to brown. They are one-quarter to three-eighths of an inch long.

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