At Consumer Termite Control, Inc., we’re equipped to deal with a number of termite issues that can plague your home or business. We’ve been doing it for more than 25 years, and we’ve seen many different cases, from the mild to severe.
While much of what we handle includes drywood termites common to our area, we’re also experienced in tackling subterranean termite problems. Each requires a different approach, and it can be difficult for a do-it-yourself type to know the difference.
To give you an idea of what we mean, here’s a quick look at some of the jobs we’ve previously handled. (Client names withheld to respect privacy.)
Subterranean Termite Control
Here, we have a classic example of subterranean termite infestation, evident from the healthy stalk leading up from the ground and touching on the wood. Most homeowners never notice subterranean termites until it is too late and the infestation is already underway.
The usual point of entry for a subterranean termite is from the soil along the foundation. You can see from this picture how very adept these organisms are at building nests that enable their infestation. Here’s a closer look at just how capable these creatures are.
Working together, subterranean termites are capable of building strong, sturdy structures that are massive in size. It’s close-up images like this one that prove why you can’t afford to underestimate these creatures and the damage they can bring to your home.
This final example of a subterranean termite inspection we diagnosed shows the infestation trails as they hang from the floor joists. This image is a good indicator of the level of harm that termites can do to a structure. Not only do they target wood within the home, they go for pivotal points that threaten the stability of the home or office as a whole.
Fumigation Tenting Techniques
In these project examples, you can see a small example of the lengths that we go to in helping you reclaim your home from termite infestation. These images were taken from drywood termite cases in a residential area and show the house tenting techniques that we use in preparing for fumigation.
The tenting we do goes around the entire structure to minimize the escape of gas that is necessary for eradicating your termite problem. Prior to setting up tenting, we’ll advise you on how best to prepare the exterior of your home or business for the process, removing or trimming back any obstructions, such as plants and shrubs. These are necessities property owners often fail to realize or fully understand.