Termite Control in Los Angeles, CA
Now that spring is here, preventing pests from entering your home or business is top of mind. This time of year marks the start of many insects emerging from hibernation and entering our homes. One of the most destructive and most difficult insects to spot are termites.
Termites are wood-eating bugs that can destroy the structural foundation of buildings. These elusive insects often go unnoticed until the damage is already done. This is why it is so important to schedule a termite inspection every so often, especially when buying/ selling a home.
Although it can be hard to spot a termite infestation without a professional exterminator, there is a time when you can notice them – when they’re swarming.
What is Termite Swarming?
Termite swarming is a sure sign that there are one or more colonies of termites nearby. Termites normally do not fly, but when they are ready to leave their current colony, a winged termite called alates will leave the nest to start a new colony. As a homeowner or property owner, this can be a huge cause for concern.
Termite Swarming Season
Swarming season typically occurs in the spring and summer months. Flying termites are attracted to light and can often be seen swarming around windows and doors as they look for their new colony location.
As we mentioned, termites are not always noticeable, but when you see a swarm, it is essential to act quickly. If you haven’t seen a swarm but haven’t had your home or business inspected in a while, we recommend doing so to avoid any potential damage.
Termite inspections are conducted by our trained and experienced professionals. The termite inspector will search for:
- Mud tubes built for traveling above ground
- Damaged or hollow-sounding wood
- Small piles of sawdust
- Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper
- Piles of small wings
- And more
Residential and Commercial Termite Treatment
If you do have an infestation, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands with the Stanley Pest Control professionals. We have been a trusted name in Southern California for over 77 years – for both residential and commercial customers! We serve Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura.