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Termite Control in Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, & the Surrounding Areas

Protect Your Property From Pests

It can be shocking to discover that you have a termite problem. At Hydrex Pest Control, we have over seven decades of experience exterminating termites and can quickly assess the size of your infestation and work toward creating a strategy to remove these harmful pests from your premises. Using our state-of-the-art extermination services, we even tackle some of the more problematic species of termites, such as subterranean termites and dry wood termites. We proudly serve both residential and commercial properties in Burbank and Glendale, CA. Learn more about termites below, and contact our team at 818-248-5186 to schedule a free inspection today!

Termites are present and have already started creating damage within the area if you find wood shavings around your homes or trees on your property. Holes in the soft earth, usually the width of a pencil, are where termites make homes. This area offers the perfect climate and conditions for the termite working area. Winged termites outsource food from other locations for termites to damage and invade. If you think your home has a potential termite issue, call us for your free extermination estimate at 818-248-5186.

Termites at a small hole in the timber. Larger-than-life reproduction ratio. Termites are insects in the order Isoptera.

Signs of a Termite Infestation

Termites pose a serious structural threat to many buildings in California. There are several telltale signs of termite infestations, including:

  • Mud holes
  • Piles of wood shavings
  • Damaged or hollowed floors
  • Blowholes within trees near your property

Termites are present and have already started creating damage within the area if you find wood shavings around your homes or trees on your property. Holes in the soft earth, usually the width of a pencil, are where termites make homes. This area offers the perfect climate and conditions for the termite working area. Winged termites outsource food from other locations for termites to damage and invade. If you think your home has a potential termite issue, call us for your free extermination estimate at 818-248-5186.

Dampwood & Drywood Termite Control

We know how destructive termites of all kinds are, and how important effective treatment is to you and your surroundings. That is what Hydrex Pest Control does so well. We use state-of-the-art methods to treat subterranean, dampwood, and drywood termites.

Close up Termites worker on dried leaf

How to Tell Termites From Winged Ants

All termites have a thick waist where their abdomen is joined to their middle body region (thorax), but all ants have a pinched-in waist at that point.

Termites have antennae that look like a string of beads but all ants have distinctly elbowed antennae. Termite swarmers have two pairs of long narrow wings with very few clearly visible veins, and both the front and back pairs are nearly equal in size and length. Winged ants have two pairs of wings with several distinct cross veins, shaped like long triangles and the back pair is much shorter than the front pair.

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites build nests in the ground. They search for wood (food) farther and farther from their nest as their colony numbers grow. Foragers may make underground tunnels or above-ground shelter tubes of mud, feces, and debris. These tunnels are then used to search for new food sources and to connect their nest to their food. They can enter a building without direct wood contact with the soil through such tubes. Termites can enter buildings through cracks, expansion joints, foam insulation, hollow bricks or concrete blocks, or through spaces around the plumbing. They can find their way into a structure through an opening as small as 1/32nd of an inch. Any building, whether constructed with a slab, basement, or crawl foundation can be infested with termites. Whenever subterranean termites leave the soil in their search for food, they construct mud tunnels to protect themselves from predators, and also to ensure that a high level of life-sustaining moisture is maintained within the workings.

Don’t Be a Victim to Termites

More than 365,000 homes in the United States are involved in a fire each year. More than 600,000 U. S. homes suffer termite damage totaling over $1.5 billion annually. That is more damage than is caused by all fires, storms, and earthquakes combined. In excess of 2 million homes require termite treatment each year. Home owner’s insurance can help recover losses from fires, storms, and earthquakes, but it is almost impossible to carry insurance against termite infestation. Finding out that your home has termites instills a sense of fear among most homeowners. Typically, termites can’t be seen or heard and often only a trained inspector can find signs of infestation. Treatment by the homeowner for the control of termites is virtually impossible. Specialized equipment is used and the Hydrex experts have ht knowledge necessary to plan control strategies. Termites feed on wood and may also destroy paper products such as books, cardboard boxes, furniture, and various other items. Even buildings with steel framing and masonry walls are targets because of wooden doors, window frames, wooden support beams (often hidden), cabinets, or shelving within them.

Look for These Termite Signs in Your Home or Business

If you suspect a termite infestation in your Glendale, CA or Burbank, CA property, there are several signs you can look for to determine whether you have termites. These signs include:

  • Pencil-sized diameter, or larger, mud tubes running across bare concrete or masonry between the soil and any wooden part of your building.
  • Thin, small, paper-like wings all the same size and shape on your window sill, countertop or floor.
  • “Bubbled” or distorted areas of paint on wooden surfaces.
  • Any wooden building parts (especially if they are important to support structures) that begin to sag.
inspector checking crawl space for termites

Detecting & Controlling Termites Is a Job for a Trained Hydrex Professional

A thorough inspection by a Hydrex termite control specialist is the first and most important step in protecting your property. Experienced eyes can locate the specific areas in your structure where a termite attack is likely to occur. Special tools, such as moisture meters and sound amplifiers may be used by some inspectors if a termite infestation is found. Our Hydrex specialist will design a specific treatment just right for your property.

Contact Our Termite Experts for a Free Inspection

If you think you might have termites on your property, contact our experts at Hydrex Pest Control. We proudly offer free inspections for residential and commercial properties in Burbank and Glendale, CA. If we find signs of termites in your building, we’ll work quickly to formulate a highly-effective extermination plan to rid your home or business of termites as quickly and affordably as possible. Contact our termite experts at 818-248-5186 today!

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