Last updated 9 months ago
In termite exterminations, the queen termite is an exterminator’s prime target. Only with her death can an infestation and colony be completely wiped out.
This National Geographic video provides a fascinating look inside a termite’s nest. We are shown the queen termite, which can lay an almost inconceivably huge number of eggs per day. Click play to learn exactly how huge that number is.
The professionals at Pacific Coast Termite, Inc. are always at your service to eliminate the termite queen and rid your house of any infestations, using our signature green termite treatments. Call (714) 881-1413 today to set up an appointment.
Last updated 7 months ago
Over half a million American homes are infested with termites each year, leading to billions of dollars in damage. However, termites are a top terror for homeowners across California, as the risk of infestation is higher here than in most other states. Instead of risking an infestation in your home, consider the many benefits of preventative treatment and care.
For those who already suspect a problem, there are several fast, easy, and effective professional treatment options available to eliminate an infestation. This infographic from Pacific Coast Termite, an Orange County termite inspection company, explains more about infestations and provides details on your treatment options. Feel free to share it with friends and neighbors to help prevent problematic pest invasions!
Last updated 10 months ago
Of the many problems that can make a real estate sale grind to a halt, one of the most feared is the discovery of a termite infestation. Termites can inflict damage that can easily spook a potential buyer enough to back out of a deal, or at least insist on a reduced price. Continue reading for an overview of the effects of termite damage in a home for sale.
Reduced Sale Price
Potential homebuyers will seldom buy a house at its asking price if termites are found. Termite infestations are treatable, of course, but they are seen by many buyers as an extra expense to worry about. Given the huge amounts of stress and pressure that go into finding the right home for sale, most homebuyers would prefer to negotiate the price of the home downward to reflect both the cost of the termite treatment and the fact that they don’t know how extensive the damage is. For the homebuyers, it’s an easy excuse to have $10,000 or more knocked off the sale price. For you, the homeowner, it means an extra headache and a loss of money.
No Sale At All
If the termite damage has gone on unchecked for an extended period of time, the damage may be so severe that your house is not safe to sell. Termites may have eaten out the support columns of your house, softened your wooden floors, weakened ceilings to the point of collapse, and caused other types of damage that would make a home unfit to sell. Unless your potential buyers are house flippers or professional renovators, the odds are very slim that they would still be willing to take ownership of your termite-infested property.
If you know that your home has termites, don’t just put it up for sale anyway and hope no one will notice. Call Pacific Coast Termite, Inc. of San Diego at (714) 881-1413 and we will inspect and repair all termite damage in your home. You can also visit our website today to book your free inspection.
Last updated 10 months ago
Protecting your home and family against termite infestations requires knowledge and a professional termite extermination service. Browse through the links below for high-quality information on termite infestation and extermination. If you’re currently fighting a termite infestation at home, contact Pacific Coast Termite at (714) 881-1413 for professional termite extermination services.
Learn more about the different species of termites and their unique characteristics by visiting this page from PestWorld.org.
Subterranean termites are known for their intricate mud tubes and tunnels. Check out this page from North Carolina State University to learn more about these pesky bugs.
Here’s an article from MSN Real Estate about what to do when facing a termite infestation at home.
For some helpful frequently asked questions on termites and homeownership, visit this page from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
Are you worried about termites? Find out how to prevent them from invading your home at this page from Termites.com.
Last updated 10 months ago
Homeowners experience an array of structural damage to their homes every year from termite infestations—sometimes, the damage causes homes to be completely uninhabitable. But just where do termites come from, and how can they cause so much damage? Here are some answers for San Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco homeowners who are blindsided by sudden termite infestations:
Well-established termite colonies can contain millions of individual termites. Before they grow to their full capacity, colonies are typically started by two individual termites that leave their original colony. These pairs of termites disperse from established colonies seasonally, allowing these organisms to produce more offspring and ensure the survival of their species. When termites strike out on their own, they can reproduce many offspring in a very short period of time. The queens of some species can lay up to 36,000 eggs every day for years. This allows the population of a colony to explode, and can lead to a huge termite infestation in a matter of months.
Worker Termites and Infestations
Another interesting feature of termite colonies is the highly specialized roles of individual termites. Colonies are typically led by two reproductive termites, the king and queen, which can live for 60 to 70 years. Worker termites manage the expansion of the colony, making them the primary drivers of termite infestation in the home. As the colony gets larger, worker termites continue to eat all the organic material they can find. They build tunnels that give them safe and easy access to all parts of your home. Termites will continue to infest your home until the entire colony, including the king and queen, is completely exterminated.
To get rid of your termite infestation once and for all, you’ll need the help of a professional termite control company. Pacific Coast Termite specializes in green termite extermination techniques that are safe, effective, and long lasting. Contact us today at (714) 881-1413 to schedule a termite control consultation.