Termite Pest Control In Northern California
Getting Rid of Termites in The northstate with Big Time
First, Big Time Pest Control will conduct a complete inspection of your home to identify any termite activity and conducive conditions. Once it is determined that a preventative or curative treatment is necessary, we will schedule the following service:
A Big Time Pest Control service professional will apply a liquid dilution of termiticide along the foundation walls of your home to create a continuous treatment zone. The application method is called “trenching” or “trenching and rodding,” and may sometimes require drilling holes through slabs or other hard surfaces adjacent to the foundation of your home for maximum protection. Big Time may also treat conducive or termite active areas from the interior of your home, depending on the extent of the infestation and damage. Depending on your situation, a minimally disruptive treatment along the exterior perimeter of your home may be all the protection your home will need.
Big Time Pest Control uses a variety of termite treatment materials. Termidor is our featured product and is more effective than any other control material available. Ask your Big Time representative which treatment material is recommended for your property.
There are about 2,000 known species of termites throughout the world. In the U.S., subterranean termites, including Eastern, Western, Desert, and Formosans, which build underground nests, are a concern in every state except Alaska. Subterranean termites are extremely destructive because they tunnel their way to wooden structures (like your home), into which they burrow to obtain food. They all share a virtually insatiable appetite for wood and other cellulose-containing materials. Given enough time, they will feed on the wood until nothing is left but a shell. Because of the quiet and hidden nature of these insects, they are often undetected until damage has already occurred. These pests cause over $5 Billion in damage to structures in the United States each year. That is more than Fire, Flood, Hurricane and all other natural disasters combined, yet your home owners insurance likely does not cover termites.
Termites are highly social insects that live in large colonies where populations can reach more than one million. A Colony Consists of several structurally different forms living together as castes with different functions in the colony. The castes of a termite colony are king, queen, workers, soldiers, and swarmers.
In the spring, winged reproductives leave the parent colony to create a new colony. The swarm will typically last less than an hour, so it is very likely you will never see it. The lack of a swarm does not mean you do not have termites, but the presence of a swam means that you do have termites. The winged swarmers are sometimes confused with ants, so it is best to have Big Time come and identify them for you.