Types of Termites

There are several sorts of termites from the world. There are quite different species, shapes, and dimensions out there plus they do things somewhat different from the other. All of them like to consume wood they can all do damage to your home, however there are techniques to spot them different locations to look to them along with strategies to take care of them.

A Southern California Exterminator expert knows the types of termites your home and property might have. We use the latest procedures to track them down and the latest methods to remove them and prevent their recurrence. Our guaranteed service will stop a termite infestation and keep them away from your home. Telephone 800-418-9263 or you can use our website to contact us if you would like to get your home inspected for termites.

Termite mounds

Have you ever seen a picture of a termite mound? Even though the U.S. contains various species of termites, ones who live in mounds don’t reside in this nation. The habitat of a termite from the U.S. depends upon the kind of termite it’s. Find out additional information about forms of termites below.

Termite Species

There are four key types of termites that you’re very likely to experience in North America. they’re

Subterranean Termites

As you can see from the name, these termites live. They’ve to keep moist to reside plus they build mud tunnels to travel from place to place in order to remain moist and to remain protected. They prefer to consume woods. If you find damaged wood on your home and the holes appear as a honeycomb, the possible culprit are subterranean termites.

Drywood Termites

like their cousins, the subterranean termites, these don’t need to be next to the soil, don’t need to create mud tunnels to remain moist and prefer wood that is dry. The wood devoured by these pests will appear smooth and you’re more inclined to find them dining on the support beams of your residence, and in furniture or in your pricey hardwood floors.

Dampwood Termites

You find them living in moist wood they don’t need to be in contact with mud and soil to survive. You more often find these guys in rotting wood such as an old tree stump or a tree on your property. They rarely end up inside the wood in your home because dry wood is normally used for building, however they might be eating that utility pole right next to your residence.

Formosan Termites

These are a number of the worst of the termite species we find here in the U.S. they’re invasive, meaning they aren’t naturally from North America, but were likely imported from China or Japan. Bigger in size.

Featured Termite Treatments

Termidor® Termite Treatment, Control, And Prevention

Imagine a new chemical technology that is undetectable by termites. They cannot see, smell, taste or avoid it. Termidor® is long-lasting and slow killing so that when termites become infected by it, they will transfer it to other termites deep within the colony.

Termite Prevention Tip

termite fumigationEnsure the humidity release of air conditioning units are away from the foundations of your home Get rid of puddles, condensation along with other humidity build-ups around air conditioners.


Your loft may be a location for termite infestations, which may go unnoticed and make thousand of dollars in termite injury.

Wooden beams

The wooden beams in a loft are often vulnerable and provide termites with a meal.

Termite prevention suggestions

Check on a regular basis for termite harm by pressing thumb against the timber to assess if it feels spongy Utilize one of our suggestions for ways to get rid of termites or contact the professional termite removal specialists at 1-800-418-9263 or 1-714-236-1200 Boxes are a favorite food for termites. Termites devour cellulose which means paperboard, so an inordinate amount of it may lead to a termite infestation.

Termidor Advantages

  • Of course, no moving out overnight.
  • No need to remove plants or board pets.
  • No bagging of food or medicine.
  • No walking on the roof.
  • Controls Drywood and Subterranean Termites.
  • No chemical odor left behind Low dosage provides years of control.
  • Excellent for preventative soil treatments.

Bora-Care® Natural Termite Control

Bora-Care® is a long lasting natural termite control solution that is formulated with a concern for the environment. Bora-Care® is used for the interior and exterior control of Drywood termites, Subterranean termites, Formosan termites, wood destroying beetles and wood decay fungi. Bora-Care® effectively eliminates the wood as a food source for pests.

Bora-Care® Advantages

  • Of course, no moving out overnight.
  • No need to remove plants or board pets.
  • No bagging of food or medicine.
  • No walking on the roof.
  • Long lasting termite protection.
  • Excellent for preventative wood treatments.

Orange Oil Termite Control

Orange oil products contain the active ingredient d-limonene. D-limonene is extracted from the rinds of oranges, and it’s the same chemical found in many household products.

Orange Oil Advantages

  • Of course, no moving out overnight.
  • No need to remove plants or board pets.
  • No bagging of food or medicine.
  • No walking on the roof.
  • Controls Drywood Termites.

All of the Southern California Exterminators inspectors and technicians are state licensed so you can be assured that your home receives the highest level of service in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties.

Regular Maintenance Plan

With our termite coverage plan, we give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home or business is protected. Once you get our termite treatment we certify your property will remain termite free as long as you maintain our service plan. Each year we will perform a free termite inspection to ensure that your property is still termite free and during the year we will perform any necessary treatments free of charge. Learn more about our regular maintenance plants here.