Termite season is here, and homeowners throughout North San Diego County are finding themselves in need of pest control. Fallbrook, San Marcos, Escondido and other communities in this dry and arid region are hotbeds of activity for two different termite subspecies in particular: the Dry-wood termite and the subterranean termite. Either of these termite varieties are capable of doing serious damage to a home or place of business, and they can destroy more than just wood. They do billions of dollars of damage to home and business owners each year, which is more than windstorms and fires combined. Not to fear, though. There are solutions to prevent termites from destroying your property or keep them from doing any further damage if they’ve already been discovered. Whether you’re just moving in, selling your home, opening a business or think you’ve found signs of termites in your current home or place of business, the professionals are waiting to help you create a termite-free environment now and into the future.
The Drywood Termite Subspecies
As one of the two common types of termites in Southern California, Drywood termites are well-known for their ability to live in dry environments without a source of water. They like dry wood, which makes such arid communities as San Marcos and Fallbrook a perfect home. They can be found in door frames, fence posts, moldings, structural wood, utility posts, window frames, and other important pieces of a home or place of business.
The Subterranean Termite Subspecies
When it comes to termite control, San Marcos and other Southern California communities are also prone to subterranean termite infestations. This type of termite is known for making their homes in dark, underground areas as well as moist and sheltered areas above the ground. They may even make it into a structure from underground by constructing a mud tube that takes them directly to a food source.
If you are buying a new home you are required to get a termite inspection to complete most real estate transactions, and yearly termite inspections are recommended for homeowners. Fortunately, Black Knight Pest Control offers affordable termite inspections to local home buyers for only $85. If you are a current homeowner and believe you might be dealing with a termite problem, you can also turn to Black Knight for an inspection free of charge. Not only will they provide the inspection and any termite control services you need to get rid of the problem and keep it from coming back, they also provide a variety of other services such as spider control. Escondido, Fallbrook and San Marcos homeowners can turn to a service provider like this for all their pest control needs whether in the market for a one-time treatment or ongoing monthly services.