Termites are small insects, known to feed on the wood around your house. There are about 50 different species of termites in North America, of which typically fall into one of three groups – Subterranean Termites, Dampwood Termites and Drywood Termites. Each species has unique biologies and environmental requirements that impact where they live and build their nests. No matter the species, any active termites near a home pose a threat to the structural integrity. The number one defense against termites is strong preventative measures. 707 Pest Solutions has the products and expertise to help protect your home or office from termite damage.
Subterranean Termites are likely found during warmer seasons, such as spring and summer. Dampwood Termites enjoy cooler weather, and will start finding their way into homes around the fall. It is important to note that Humboldt County does have a cooler average climate compared to the rest of California. Termites may stay in our area longer, as a result of more stable weather conditions. We offer termite control as a year-round service because of this.
The most common sign of termite damage and infestations is chewed and damaged wood. Termites eat wood from the inside out and create long, hollow grooves as they chew. These grooves compromise the integrity and strength of a structure. They will also make wood sound hollow if knocked on.
Subterranean Termites create mud tubes so that they travel more easily around your home. Mud tubes are made from soil, wood particles, termite spit and even termite droppings. They help protect termites from predators and keep them cool in dry environments. Look for mud tubes around exterior concrete walls, as well as your home’s foundation, as they are a sure sign of a termite infestation.
Swarmers are winged adult termites responsible for reproduction and starting new colonies. As swarmers mate, their wings twist off of their bodies. If you notice piles of discarded wings around your home’s foundation, on window sills or in spider webs, you likely have active termites nearby.
Often times with termite damage, you may not see the warnings signs of an infestation until long after more extensive damage has already taken place within your walls. This is because termites chew wood from the inside of a structure out. We recommend thinking of termite control as mostly termite prevention. While we can certainly help to control existing infestations, all of our termite treatment methods can be used prior to any noticable signs as means of prevention. Your home is one of your biggest investments. 707 Pest Solutions can help protect that investment with our termite control options.
Termidor® is our top termite control option. This is a “stealthy” liquid treatment that works to kill termite colonies fast. The liquid contains an active ingredient that termites are not able to sense. We use this to our advantage as we place the liquid treatment around the foundation of your home.
Any termite that eats Termidor® treated material will die. Termidor® is even powerful enough that it can kill termites by contact. As they roam around your yard, termites will come into contact with the active ingredient. From there, they travel back to their colony and spread the active ingredient to other termites. The more the termites come into contact with one another, the faster it spreads. Other termites will surely be contaminated, killing off the colony in due time.
Our technicians are all Termidor® certified. We will make a visit to your location prior to service and determine if a Termidor® liquid termite treatment is right for you.
We are proud to offer the Trelona® termite baiting system to Humboldt County residents. It’s an effective long-term option for termite control. Our technicians understand how Trelona® termite systems operate and can install them for your home or office.
The Trelona® system is comprised of multiple bait stations placed strategically around your home. Once in place, the system essentially creates a ring of protection. This ring is designed to not degrade over time.
Trelona® gets to the heart of the infestation, killing the entire termite colony with effective science. We use the natural foraging behavior of termites against them, simultaneously exterminating them while they feed. Termites that interact with the bait stations pick up the lethal bait and transport it back to their colony, thus eliminating the entire termite colony at the source. Learn more about how the Trelona® System works here.
Whether you believe you’re living with a termite infestation, or are just looking for preventative measures, 707 Pest Solutions has termite control options that will work for you!
Prevention is one of the best ways to protect your building from termite damage. Implementing a proven termite control plan early on is one of the smartest investments new homeowners can make. Often times, termite damage is not covered by homeowners insurance. Having an effective termite control system in place will help to protect your home from termites, year after year.
We can, of course, also help extermite an existing termite infestations. We’d just like to drive the point home that by the time you notice visible external termite damage, the inside of your structure has likely faced far worse damage. No matter your situation, hiring a professional termite control company is a smart play when dealing with termites. Allow 707 Pest Solutions to set you up with protection that will last.