Granada Hills Termite Pest Control Service Los Angeles CA
It is true that we all know a simple DIY when it comes to combating our pests problems at home or in the business office. But, unfortunately, the same cannot be said of most homeowners or office managers when the pests in question are Termites. Yes, you read that right.
Not because termites are birthed from a whole different world of pest infestation. But largely because of their extensive damage rate, growth and expansion rate, and most importantly, their tendency to stay hidden right under our noses.
Call them the low-key destroyers; Termites generally are excellent in the act of silent destruction. They secretly sneak in and start to eat deep into your properties, damaging your household or business furniture without even showing any immediate signs of until the whole structure comes crumbling down.
The unfortunate truth about these pesky monsters is that regardless of the quality of materials you’ve used in construction, all homes do provide food for termite infestation, which means that no home is really immune to termite infestation.
But that’s not to say that you can get rid of them before they make your business or home walls or furniture crash down while a customer is sitting or resting on them, making your structure or furniture very uncomfortable.
Signs of Termite Infestation
When you have rats running around your LA property or ants perching on your food items, you don’t need to hire a professional to tell you whether they are there or not. Their presence is clearly evident enough. Unfortunately, when your home becomes ridden with termites, it may be hard to tell. Yes, in the worst-case scenario, termites’ pathways (galleries) will start showing on properties, and affected properties will start crashing down. But by then, it will be too late to fix the damage done, and you may have to completely replace the damaged properties. So, how can you tell that termites are around?
Relax, not your head, but that of the termite. One very common sign of termite is the quiet clicking sounds coming from walls or furniture. Usually, when termites signal danger, they bang their heads against the wood or shake their bodies to signal to the others the impending danger. Furthermore, the worker termites (aka, the hard-working wood eaters) also make a lot of noise when wreaking damage to your woods, so when you place your ears close to a property they’ve attacked, you’re likely going to hear this munching sounds.
- Flying Termites
These are the male or female termites that have left the nest in search of a new mate. Usually, the first sign of a termite infestation is the presence of flying termites, also called swarmers. So when you find these flying around your property, then you should know that a new colony is either brewing or already around your home.
- Papery Timber
This is one of the common signs you’ll find when you inspect your furniture, woods, and structure properties regularly. Termites are recognized to take in and consume inner portion of wood from the inside out, leaving a thin veneer of timber of just the paint. Therefore, when you sit, tap, or knock on an area that has been damaged by termite, it will sound hollow or papery.
- Difficulty Shutting or Opening Doors and Windows
Although we often characterize these signs with damp or hot weather, stiff windows and warped doors can also mean termite infestation.
- Tunnels in Wood
Another telltale sign that termites are around you is the presence of tunnels or ‘galleries’ as they’re popularly known. Although difficult to see from the outside, if you see them in a piece of broken timber near you or inside your house, then you need not doubt whether termites have set up camp in your house or not.
- Frass Termite Droppings
Usually, dry wood termites don’t use their feces to build their galleries; instead, they push it out of small holes near the entrances of their nest. This then results in small black marks and a dark powdery substance around the area they are infesting.
- Blisters in Wood Flooring
Do you see dark areas or blisters on your wood flooring? Having these signs around your home can indicate termites eating within or below your wood structure.
Termite Control Service in Granada Hills California
Maximum termite control services have been proven to be the best in LA, as we’ve built our reputation on complete termite extermination for both residential and business purposes. From experience, we know quite well that termites never stop eating. And while most insurance policies do cover burglary and lightning strikes, I’m not so sure there are many policies that cover for termite treatment or damage repairs. But you need not worry, as Maximum as got you covered. But how exactly do we run our termite control services? I’m pretty sure you cannot wait to know. Therefore, let’s move on to the next frame, shall we?
Termite Inspection – Maximum
At Maximum, we don’t need your properties crashing down before we can tell whether or not there are termites hiding in them. With our many years of experience, we are able to conduct thorough examination and inspections, to deduce not only the presence of termites in your house but also their hideouts.
Once you contact us about your pest problems, our band of experts will visit your home to conduct a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of your home structures for evidence of termites and other wood-consuming agents. The common areas we inspect include interior rooms, sub-areas, kitchen, dining, stores, garages, and the compound. After a thorough examination of your home and properties, we prepare a comprehensive plan and cost estimates.
Termite Protection – Maximum
Thanks to our many years of termite extermination service experience, we have developed unique termite control and treatment procedures that include tent fumigation, soil injection, local drill and treatment, and so much more. Call 818-231-7984