Exterminating Drywood Termites in Southern California Since 1994
Drywood Termites in LA, Orange Co. & San Diego
What Are Drywood Termites?
With our warm and sunny climate, drywood termite infestations can happen any time throughout the year. Drywood termites swarming season is typically between August - October, so you may notice an increase in kick-out holes, dust piles or wing-sheds during that time period. Drywood termites are different than Subterranean termites because these insects do not require contact with the soil like Subterranean termites. Drywood termites infest dry wood, like window frames, eaves, decks, trees and wood fences.
Drywood termites form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Unlike subterranean termite species, drywood termite colonies do not have a worker caste. The work is done by immature termites before they reach adulthood. These termites bore through wood, leaving holes to “kick out” waste material and fecal matter. These small holes are called Kick-out holes. The waste material and fecal matter combined form pellets and are often found near the site of kick-out holes. Each year, drywood termites leave their nests and fly to new locations. This process is called swarming and it often takes place during the fall season in southern California.
How Do I Know I Have Drywood Termites?
Griffin Pest Management offers comprehensive termite inspections of properties in southern California. Our experienced, state licensed technicians will thoroughly inspect your property for termite activity and provide a report with recommendations based on our findings. We also provide escrow and property clearances. Only a licensed termite inspection specialist can determine the full extent of your termite infestation.
Drywood Termite Treatments
Depending on the severity of your drywood termite infestation, our professional technicians may recommend a fumigation or a local treatment. All of our services are guaranteed to keep your home termite-free.
Fumigation is the most common method of drywood termite extermination. In situations where termites are inaccessible to secondary methods, tenting your home or office is a guaranteed way to eliminate drywood termites. After our technicians have performed a full inspection of your home, we may recommend fumigation to eradicate your termite problem.
Local treatment is a great solution for eliminating isolated infestations of drywood termites. Home and business owners who have had fumigations or heat treatments within the past five years may also qualify for local treatment. Termite spot treatments can also be used in commercial buildings and apartment complexes, where moving multiple residents may not be feasible.
Drywood Termite Wood Damage
If drywood termites have caused extensive damage to your home, Griffin Pest Management offers full restoration services. We have extensive experience restoring office buildings, restaurants, houses, apartments and historical structures and we're confident we can restore your building.
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Paul from Griffin came out yesterday to look at some termite activity in my garage. He was honest and knowledgeable. Took care of my issue no problem.
- Brian P.
My home was long over-due for termite fumigation. Griffin Pest Management was one of 5 companies that I contacted for bids. There were others that I liked as well but either the price was higher or the wood work wasn't done by the same company. Andy made it happen! His crew came out and marked all of the wood areas that needed repair or replacement. In the bid, each of these areas was marked and clearly described for repair or replacement in an outline of my home. Andy gave me a date for the fumigation and because Griffin also did the wood, I knew that it would be done before the fumigation. The fumigation process isn't something you want to go through often, but gives you a chance to clean out cupboards, refrigerator and freezers as well as bathroom meds, etc. The tent and fumigation is done by another company contracted by Griffin. We left the house and returned after 2 nights; by early Friday morning the tent was gone and we were able to enter and unpack the bags. There was no smell or film. Andy earns a star for customer service.....a courteous, friendly, prompt and informative young man. He always answered my calls, emails, or texts the same day. For a home improvement process that we attest, he made it a smooth process.
- Linda D.
My client was selling his house and decided to have the same company out that gave him a termite clearance 12 months prior. We received an estimate of $1300 for the replacement of one piece of fascia board. Seemed a little excessive, so I emailed the report over to Paul Louckes, my usual inspector. I forgot to take out the estimate page, so Paul could have estimated anything he wanted under that $1300 and got the work. However, Paul is as honest as they come and his bid was $600. My client was thrilled. I highly recommend them for your termite work.
- Ryan B.