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Termites in the Los Angeles County Area

East Termite Favicon When it comes to termite infestation in Los Angeles County, you may be surprised to find out that there’s more than one sort of termite you might endure. While ordinary residents may not care about the several sorts of termites, this seemingly small information is essential for Los Angeles County termite control companies. By determining the certain type of termite infesting your home, termite control businesses can pick the most effective therapy. Termites are incredibly adept home invaders. They have the capacity to develop a whole colony from just two termites (a queen and king). It takes around 3 to 4 years for a termite colony to completely grow. As soon as it does, it will discharge king and queen termites to start a new nest come the next swarming period.

Types of Termites in Los Angeles County

There are four kinds of termites common to Los Angeles County: Subterranean Termites, drywood Termites, and Dampwood Termites and Formosan Termites(though Formosan and Dampwood Termites are less frequent in the Los Angeles area). The swarming season for The Subterranean Termite is in the change of periods from winter season to spring. For drywood Termites, it’s when the period changes from summertime to autumn. The Dampwood Termite often tend to swarm through the warm seasons though swarms are more frequent throughout the spring. The termite activity in California, where Los Angeles County belongs, is among the greatest in the United States. The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management program reports that aside from the three typical types of Termites in Los Angeles County, there are 14 other termite types that can be found in the state.

How to Spot a Termite Infestation

The first indication that your residence is plagued by Termites is the sight of mud tubes or sawdust on any of your wooden structures, these are clear indications of termite activity. When you see a warning sign like this it would be a good idea to contact Easy Termite immediately and schedule a Free Termite Inspection.  Our Staff are all highly trained Termite Specialists and will be able to tell you important information, such as what types of Termites you may have, how bad the damage to your building or home could be and if you even do indeed have Termites. From seeing small activity such as sawdust or a couple holes most people do not realize a large amount of possible structural damage happening behind the walls and in the wood of the building.  The longer you wait to have a trained professional inspect your property the more damage could happen, thus more costly repairs and a more expensive service.  The faster you have your home inspected, the faster the issue can be contained. Easy Termite is your Solution for all types of Termite Inspections and Termite Control in the Los Angeles Area.

What Kind of Termites Do I Have?

Easy Termite offers protection against all Types of Termites

These are Termites most common in Los Angeles Area

Drywood Termites

How to Identify Drywood Termites

As you would guess Drywood Termites prefer to live in dry wood. As most other Termites require soil or dirt to survive this one however do not and can live in drywood almost anywhere. The dryness of Los Angeles is what makes these the number one most common termite, if not one of the most common pests that live in the Los Angeles area. Drywood Termites can take up living in numerous spots inside your home including doorways, frames, window sills, stairs, hardwood floors and more. One particular sign that you may have a Drywood infestation is the wood they attack is left smooth as if it was sanded down with sandpaper. To find more information on Drywood Termites please contact us or refer to this Termites Page.

Dampwood Termites

How to Identify Dampwood Termites

Also as the name suggests the Dampwood Termite prefers moist living conditions, in particular, damp wood. Many species of the Dampwood Termite also do not necessarily require contact with dirt or soil to live. The number one habitats for these guys is rotting or decaying wood, such found in tree stumps, old wood, and logs. However, they do still infest living areas such as homes and buildings when there is a lot of moisture in the environment like water damage or mildew. On the other hand infestations in structures are rare. Dampwood Termites leave very little noticeable damage on the outside of the infested areas, with the amount and pattern of damage depending on the degree of wood decay. Dampwood Termites are one of the larger than species of termite. There are several species of dampwood termite in the United States, the majority of which live right here on the Pacific Coast.

Formosan Termites

How to Identify Formosan Termites

Formosan Termites, known as one of the most destructive of subterranean termite in the United States. The easiest way to tell these guys apart from other Subterranean species is that these types are slightly larger and are yellow with a red head. Even though most Subterranean Termite need soil to survive Formosan termites form cartons (nests made of chewed wood, soil and undigested plant matter) to retain water for the colony until they can find a more permanent water source so they can live for stretches of time off of their collection of moisture. More information on these Termites can be found in this section.

Subterranean Termites

 How to Identify Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termites are a very common species of Termite that live mostly underground. This termite species prefer to eat softwood fiber, you can spot Subterranean damage because it looks like a honeycomb and leaves very little behind. Unlike the other termites, the Subterranean Termite lives in colonies with thousands of worker Termites. Subterranean Termite can be found in every one of the US States and are extremely common pests (outside of Alaska). They tend to be found more often in warmer clients which is why they cause frequent issues in the Southern California and Los Angeles regions.