There are basically three types of termites that we encounter in Southern California:
First & foremost, we recommend to have yearly inspections on your home which Quality First provides at no charge.
The most common evidence of these termites are their droppings. Droppings are fairly easy to detect. They resemble sand or coffee-like granules which are golden to reddish-brown in color. You are also able to detect their wings during the early spring and late fall. Drywood termites will fly (swarm) out of their colonies to the nearest light source rich in cellulose (your home). Once this destination is reached, they shed their wings right before boring into wood and mating. You may see a few or as many as a hundred in certain areas.
The most common way to detect subterranean termites are their mud tubes which are approximately a quarter inch in diameter and they extend from the ground to the nearest wood source. The most common areas to detect these termites are areas where heat radiates and/or moisture and dampness occurs such as water heater spaces, furnaces, water pipes, refrigerator, washer & dryers, outside water sources, showers & tubs, toilets, sink areas, dishwasher spaces, and underneath houses on raised foundations.
There are many types of treatment that exist along with a lot of confusion on when to local treat or fumigate a property. We, at Quality First Termite, personally believe that local treatments are effective only when:
If termites are left undetected, they can do severe damage that requires thousands of dollars to repair. This is why we suggest to have yearly inspections which Quality First Termite Control provides at no charge.
Ask around your office or your friends and relatives .Word of mouth is everything in our industry. For realtors we suggest they check with other realtors to see who they have been happy with, follow an inspector around one of their listings and obtain competitive bids. Read contracts carefully and ask about anything you don’t understand. It is likely you will find some significant differences in price and treatment options. Have a representative of each company assess and estimate the cost to treat your home. Note what equipment they brought with them to do the inspection. Did they have a flashlight, a screwdriver or a probe of some sort? Did they have a moisture meter, and did they know how to use it? Did they do a thorough inspection and draw a map of your home? What are the renewal options of the contract and what conditions would void the warranty. The Better Business Bureau may be able to provide information on complaints they have received concerning a company. All registered companies are accessible through the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs website at www.pestboard.ca.gov.
Quality First Termite & Pest Control is family owned and operated. With 20 years of experience we ensure that our staff are professionally trained, licensed and bonded.
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26072 Merit Circle, Ste. 126
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
With Quality First Termite you will find a full service company for your termite and pest control needs. We can be reached 24/7 through our emergency hot line.949-348-1730