San Diego Pest Control offers termite control services to the San Diego area. San Diego is home to several different types of termites. The specific type should determine what type of danger is posed to your house and it can help us govern our extermination approach. Each kind will attack your home in a different method. You should call our exterminators right now if you think you have been infested with this kind of pest in your house or business.

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What Causes Termites Infestation?

The most common types found in San Diego are the dry wood, subterranean, and Formosan termites.

While some of these pests are found on the ground or soil, the dry wood and damp wood termites can be seen in woods. Given these circumstances, many factors are contributing to why you might have an infestation.


Improper drainage, holes on water pipes, and low airflow are what causes moisture or dampness and attract termites. Dampwood and subterranean live in a sultry environment. The only difference is that the latter can only live with sufficient moisture.

Fissures on exteriors

Any opening from the outside can lead pests inside. Especially subterranean termites, they make holes in the soil or ground which will eventually lead them into the interior. Windows and walls are not an exemption to where will these pests may crawl in.

Woods adjoining the house’s foundation

When they are done eating through the wood structure or going into the soil, they may go to the foundation of the house and cause serious damage. Compost, bulky shrubs, and logs placed closer to our homes are instruments that can grant them access to structural wood.

Finding Termites in Your Home

Many times people first realize they have a termite problem when they find their fecal matter. The fecal matter is usually in narrow, small strips. If you see these types of feces in or around your food then you should call us right away. One other way to find infestation is from their mud tubes or kick-out holes.

If you find any holes and/or tunnels in your wood you should consider contacting us right now. If you suspect you have an infestation, you’ll want to call an exterminator to get an inspection immediately. The more you delay, the more expensive it will be to repair the damages they have caused. The extermination for this kind of pest isn’t something you’re going to want to try to do yourself. Although some pest problems can be treated on a do-it-yourself basis, termites are not one of those problems. Contact San Diego Pest Control today at (858) 609-6858 to ensure that our exterminators are working to prevent serious damage to your home.

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