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What are the most common signs of termites?

Mud tunnels if there are subterranean termites.

Droppings if you have drywood termites.

Do termites really cause that much damage?

Both types of termites can cause some serious damage, but subterranean termites area more destructive than dry wood.

Can termites make their way through concrete?

Yes, termites can make their way through very small concrete cracks.

What is the lifespan of a termite?

Termite workers can live up to 2 years, but the queen can live up to 10 years.

How do termites get inside my property?

They can make their way into a house through small cracks, vent screens, and gaps. They can also build mud tunnels up the side of foundations, concrete piers, etc.

I live in a stucco home - should I still be concerned about termites?

All homes that have some wood or are fully constructed with wood should be inspected every other year, including houses where the exterior is constructed with stucco.

Are there steps I can take to prevent a termite infestation?

Avoid earth to wood contact; no plumbing leaks should go unattended for long periods of time. Exterior wood should be kept well sealed and have good ventilation in the subarea, is also important.

How long does it take to get an infestation under control?

After a treatment, it can take up to a month to fully eliminate the colony.

Are termite treatments safe for my family if I have kids and/or pets?

Treatments are safe, some of the active ingredients being used for termite control can also be found in flea treatments for pets. All treatments must be done by a professional for a safer outcome.

What training/qualifications does your company have?

All licensed termite inspectors within a company have to complete continuing education by attending seminars or take educational courses. Training is also performed within a company to improve termite services and to protect the consumer.

Can you repair any structural damage done by termites?

Most termite companies are capable of fixing structural damage.