Termites Be Gone: Proven Techniques for Successful Termite Control In Santa Clarita


One thing that makes a great pianist or painter is technique. In other words, they can play music or paint pictures with precision and emotion, resulting in a satisfying outcome. In the same way, there is a technique for effective termite control. Eliminating termites requires a precise strategy because they hide in the soil and wood and are troublesome to eradicate.

If you suspect termites are slowly destroying your home, you need pest control in Santa Clarita from a company with proven termite control techniques, Excel Pest. Our Pest Management Professionals have over 25 years of combined pest control experience. We understand that each situation is unique, so we don't provide cookie-cutter services. Instead, we cater to your pest control needs. Please keep reading to learn why a good technique is necessary to stop these wood-destroying insects.

The Anatomy Of Termites: Understanding Their Behavior And Habits

Drywood and subterranean are the two types of termites that infest Santa Clarita houses, and each requires a different removal strategy. You might assume that termites live in wood, but that is not always true. While termites eat wood for nutrition, subterranean termites live in moist soil near damp wood. Because they dehydrate when exposed to sunlight, they create mud tubes to protect them as they move from the nest in the ground to the wood. On the other hand, drywood termites have low moisture requirements and live exclusively inside the wood they eat.

You will find subterranean and drywood termite infestations in these locations:

  • Tree stumps, fence posts, or landscape timbers
  • Crawl space, basement, and attic
  • Underneath porches and wood decks
  • Wall voids
  • Wood window and door frames
  • Wood patio furniture, stairway railings, and picture frames

Subterranean termites tend to infest rotting timber in the yard; damp wood underneath the house, and drywood termites are typically in the attic, wall voids, and wood furniture inside the home.

Excel Pest is the best termite company near you. We will stop the termites from further damaging your house.

Understanding The Termite Threat: Why Termites Infest Homes

Termites have a caste system. In that system, worker termites (subterranean) and immature termites (drywood) consume the wood, and upon returning to the colony, they regurgitate it to feed the queen, king, soldiers, and offspring.

An infestation of subterranean termites generally begins when a pair of flying reproductive termites (swarmers) detect rotting timber on the property. Soon they establish a colony and, in a few years, produce a batch of flying reproductive termites that leave the nest. If the pair senses a fungal odor from the house, they land, enter the area, and begin a new colony. A drywood infestation starts similarly. When a pair of swarming drywood termites detect moist air flowing from a home (usually the attic), they will attempt to enter and infest the wood.

Excel Pest provides the best termite control in Santa Clarita for subterranean and drywood termites. Whether in the attic, basement, crawl space, underneath a porch, etc., we have the tools to end the termite invasion.

Protecting Your Property: Effective Termite Prevention Methods

These tips will help you end a termite problem:

  • Remove rotting timber from the property
  • Dehumidify the attic, basement, and crawl space
  • Eliminate moisture around wood

When an Excel Pest technician inspects your Santa Clarita home for termites, we can provide additional termite prevention tips to stop a future termite infestation in your home.

Professional Termite Control: Long-Term Termite Control And Protection

Because subterranean termites live in the soil and drywood termites tend to be in the attic and other difficult-to-reach locations, you need termite control in Santa Clarita from Excel Pest. We will inspect your home for termite signs, entry points, attractants, and hot spots. Treatment of subterranean termites requires creating a trench and filling it with a product so the worker termites will come into contact with it. Conversely, drywood termite treatments involve a range of options, like tenting the house, fumigation, spot treatments, and heat treatments.

Once an Excel Pest technician determines the termite type infesting your property, we will discuss appropriate treatment options. Contact us today to learn about our termite service and request a free inspection.