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Termites can sneak into your home through cracks in the foundation, expansion joints, deck posts, gaps in mortar, and countless other ways. Once a colony is established, it’s difficult to properly eliminate them. Luckily, our termite treatments use the best products and practices available, so we’ll have termites gone in no time.
Depending on your specific needs, our termite control may include:
Purchasing a home is a huge investment! Most real estate negotiations require a termite inspection before the purchase can be finalized. With Crown and Shield's Real Estate termite inspections, we'll provide you with a complete inspection and termite report that you can provide for real estate proceedings.
Your home is your biggest investment, so it can be overwhelming to learn that you have a termite infestation wreaking havoc on it. If you want to get a second opinion, you’re in the right place. When you provide us with a complete report from your previous inspection, we’ll perform our own assessment for free. That’s just one way we help combat the stress of pests!
Subterranean termites and drywood termites may seem similar enough, but each has unique treatment requirements. Part of our inspection process includes identifying which species is present and basing our treatment around that information. This helps us more effectively protect your home.
Subterranean termites are the most common species you’ll find in California, and they’re also the most destructive. They live underground but build mud tubes to reach food sources and shield themselves from open air. They’re capable of eating wood 24 hours a day, every day of the week.
Signs of Subterranean termites include:
Unlike subterranean termites, drywood termites do not require contact with the soil. They build their nests in wall supports, roofing materials, or other places inside of buildings. To do so, they create tunnels that cause major damage and weaken wooden beams.
Signs of Drywood termites include:
Beetles can infest and damage structural timber, decorative wood, and furniture. Beetle larvae do most of the damage to wood and once they reach adulthood they emerge through exit holes. The most common beetle that can re-infest a structure is powder post beetles.
Signs of these beetles include:
Termite infestations are so destructive because most people don’t realize there’s an issue until the damage is already done. To save yourself the headache and prevent costly repairs, look out for these warning signs:
California has warm weather year-round, which means there’s no specific termite season—your home is at risk all year long. Not to worry though, because the experts at Crown & Shield Pest Solutions are here to protect your home. We offer recurring services and preventative termite treatments.
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