Termites are a prevalent problem in most parts of the US, except for the state of Alaska. There are some areas that get more activity than others, but if the weather is nice enough for you to enjoy, you can bet that termites love it as well. When looking at a map to see where in the US termites are most active, the lower two thirds of the county are considered heavily infested. Parts of southern California as well as east Texas all the way to Florida are the heaviest hit areas when it comes to termites. If you live in the Chula Vista Area, it is not a matter of if you have termites, but rather when your home has a termite infestation. Not only are termites common in the Chula Vista area, they are likely and can cause a significant amount of damage. Knowing what signs to look for in your house indicates a termite infestation and always having a regularly scheduled termite inspection helps keep your house safe from the damaging result of a termite infestation.
Be on the lookout
Having a pro termite exterminator’s eyes on your property at regular intervals throughout the year is hands down the best way to watch for possible infestations. But if you come across a big indicator of a termite population growing in your very own walls, it is important that you note it so you can relay it to your pest pro. But never wait until the next inspection rolls around to mention that you have seen termite activity. A single queen termite can lay over 20 eggs in 60 seconds. Waiting to call a pro can make a big difference in the size of the termite colony and the amount of damage being done to your home.
You may not be hunting for termite activity every day, but sometimes you come across a peculiarity that catches your attention but you may not connect it to termites. A few signs of termites to lookout for are:
- Small piles of sawdust looking excrement under windows, near door, or under light fixtures
- Hollow or warped looking trim around walls and doorways
- Wavy wooden floors that may appear to have water damage
- Discarded wings around exterior windows
- Mud tunnels around your foundation
If I find termites, what should I do?
The first thing you should do if you find signs of termites is to snap a picture of it and call a pro who has the experience to not only deal with a termite problem, but can also eliminate a termite infestation quickly.
When the pest pro comes to inspect your property for termites, you can show him the picture you snapped if there has been a change, and can direct the exterminator’s attention to where you saw it. After a thorough inspection of your Chula Vista home, you will know exactly what kind of termite problem you are dealing with and have a clear path of treatment to get your home termite free once again.
For residents in Chula Vista, there is one clear choice for the best termite treatment that will eliminate every last termite. Nixtermite has decades of experience working to keep family homes and properties safe from extensive termite damage. If you live in Chula Vista and are in need of a termite inspection, give Nixtermite a call today.