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San Diego Homeowners’ Complete Guide To Effective Termite Control

May 15, 2022

As a homeowner in San Diego, you’ve probably had your fair share of hiccups and repairs, but nothing can be as damaging and as expensive as termite damage. On average, Americans spend $5 billion to control and repair termite damage. That’s why it’s so important to have regular inspections in and around your home. 

At Bite Away Termite and Pest Control, we can guarantee that our termite inspection and treatment prices are going to be much lower than the cost of repairing structural damage to your home from termite damage. Whether you have termites or not, getting an inspection from San Diego pest control experts will put your mind at ease knowing what you’re dealing with.

The Life Cycle Of Termites

All insects (and people) have life cycles, but termites are unique. Their life cycle develops them into a particular termite caste. Here are the stages of the termite life cycle:

  • The queen lays eggs
  • Larvae hatch and go to their designated caste
  • Larvae molt into maturity in their caste (this can take three months)
  • Termites reach adulthood and go out to perform the duties of their specific caste

The termite life cycle starts with swarmers, also known as reproductive caste members, leaving their present colony to create a new colony. When you see swarmers around your San Diego home, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a termite infestation, but it does indicate that your home may potentially have a termite problem. You’ll want to contact us here at Bite Away Termite and Pest Control, the best termite control company near you.

How Termites Can Quickly And Silently Destroy A Home

Termites are known as "silent destroyers" and will feed on your home as an all-you-can-eat buffet for months without you even realizing it. Everything from your floors and ceilings to your home’s support beams and foundation, termites won’t make a sound. 

Did you know that a single termite can eat its way through a 1,000-square-foot home in a little over 3,100 years? And that’s just one termite. But colonies are what infest homes, so imagine an entire colony of termites (as many as 2 million) eating your home all day, every day; it won’t take them long to destroy your house without you even knowing it.

Again, that’s why it’s so important to get your home regularly inspected for termites. With Bite Away Termite and Pest Control, it only takes a few minutes to call for a quote.

How To Naturally Make Your Home Less Attractive To Termites

The key to keeping termites away, or at least at bay after treatment, is to make your home an environment they don’t want to be in, and moisture plays a major role. Here are a few tips to make your home unattractive to termites:

  • Avoid laying stucco or wood siding when watering your yard.
  • Keep firewood off the ground and away from your house.
  • Keep gutters clean as trapped leave accumulate moisture.

These are a few key ways to make your home less attractive, but you’ll still want to contact your local termite control company serving San Diego for treatment and even further education on natural prevention measures.

The Best Termite Protection With Professional Termite Control

The only way to get rid of termites in your house is with professional termite control services from a trusted expert. There are some natural and DIY methods you can try, but fully exterminating termites and termite eggs is key, and these options just don't get to the root of the issue. Our highly trained termite experts will handle your termite problem for you with a simple call. Get started with termite protection today!