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We specialize in the control of all pest and termites in Yuma, but we realize termites can be particularly damaging to safety and property value.

There are three types of termites that effect us in Yuma, Arizona and El Centro, California.

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The first and most common is the subterranean termite.  This termite tends to make mud shelter tubes to travel to its food source.  It can eat solid wood and the paper backing on sheet rock.  It will eat plywood but doesn’t like particleboard.

The second is the desert termite.  This termite loves particleboard and tends to build a sheet of mud over the wood as it eats, to protect them from the environment and potential predators like ants.  This termite tends to etch the surface as it eats hard woods.

The third, and rarest, termite found here is the dry wood termite.  This termite is quite common in southern California.  In fact you may have seen a house that looked like it was covered with a tent while being treated.  This termite requires no contact with the ground like the previous two.  It can invade a structure with out any warning.  In general the wood will show signs of damage by exit holes from the galleries eaten with pellets.  Fore this reason it’s important to get an annual inspection by a qualified inspector to prevent infestations from occurring.

Our termite services are appropriately comprehensive, and include the following:

Inspections:The inspection reports are sometimes referred to as Wood Infestation Reports but are properly called Wood Destroying Insect Reports [WDIR hyperlink].  That term is used because termites aren’t the only insects that can destroy wood; certain types of ants and beetles can also be damaging culprits.

termitesPre-treat: Before you build, contact us to treat the earth on your property before your foundation is poured.  This will keep the threat of termite infestation at an absolute minimum.

Post-treat: This is an overall treatment of your home and property performed at any time after it has been built.  If the home was pre-treated before construction, it’s less likely this will be necessary, but older homes might have succumbed to especially determined termites.

Spot-treat: A spot-treat is sometimes requested by customers who feel that their termite problem is isolated.  The treatment is only focused on the infested area.  This will be effective for less time than overall treatments, but it is sometimes preferred by our customers.

For our hungry readers, here is a reminder that we do not consider a pre-treat as “a snack before a snack,” although a post-treat could well be a sweet nibble after dinner.  In fact, a spot-treat might be a candy-bar that you grab while on a road trip, but back to business.

 

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