Exterminating Subterranean Termites in Southern California Since 1994

Subterranean Termites LA, Orange Co. & San Diego

What Are Subterranean Termites?

Subterranean termites are small white insects which feed on wood. These termites require a great deal of moisture to survive and construct under ground nests where they infest structures from a distance. With our warm and sunny climate, subterranean termite infestations can happen any time throughout the year. Subterranean termites usually swarm in spring when the ground warms or after rain. Subterranean termites move through mud tunnels and threaten the strength of a home's foundation. Mud tunnels also weaken the soil supporting the home. If a subterranean termite infestation is ignored, the safety of your home or property may be compromised.

How Do I Know I Have Subterranean 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.

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Mud Tubes

Subterranean termites enter homes through mud tubes that run up from the foundation.

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Winged reproductive termites appear after periods of heavy rain or in late summer / early fall.

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Discarded Wings

After reproductive termites mate, they shed their wings typically around doors, windows or attic spaces.

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Wood Damage

Weak, cracking or damaged wood with tunnels underneath is a sure sign you have termites.

How Do Subterranean Termites Infest A Structure?

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Subterranean termites nest in moist, underground areas, in what is known as a crown colony. Crown colonies act as a central hub that Subterranean termites use to infest structures from a distance. As they spread out, Subterranean termites will also set up satellite colonies in the space between infested structures and the primary crown colony. Protective mud tubes are the primary source of above ground transportation between the colony and the infested timber. It is common to find evidence of subterranean termites in basements, baseboards or any wood framing buried in soil.

Subterranean termites threaten the foundation of a structure by undermining the soil and buried wood. Untreated infestations can cost thousands of dollars in damage and almost always require extensive repairs to be made to the concrete slab or foundation of the structure. Subterranean termites will also enter a home through cracks in the cement slab or joints of the structure. After entering the home, Subterranean termites typically end up in suitably moist locations such as bathrooms or showers.

Subterranean Termite Treatments

Griffin Pest Management offers a variety of treatment methods for subterranean termites. Our professional technicians will recommend either soil treatments (trench & treat), local treatment (drill & treat), fumigation or a combination of these treatments depending on the severity of your subterranean termite infestation. Our technician will start with a thorough inspection of the property to assess the scope of the infestation. Once determined, the technician will recommend a treatment plan that will best fit your needs and budget. All of our services are guaranteed to keep your home termite-free.

Local Treatment

Trenching, rodding and treating is the most common method of Subterranean termite extermination. This chemical barrier prevents termites from accessing your home through the soil. Drilling and treating the soil is a great way to put a defensive barrier between the slab of your home and Subterranean termites.


If Subterranean termites are found throughout the structure, fumigation may be required. In situations where Subterranean termites are inaccessible to secondary treatment methods, tenting your home or office is a guaranteed way to eliminate them. After our technicians have performed a full inspection of your home, we may recommend fumigation to eradicate your termite problem.

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Subterranean Termite Wood Damage

If Subterranean 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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Subterranean Termite Extermination Testimonials

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I had put off handling our subterranean termites long enough. A property management firm recommended I call Griffin Pest Management. During the inspection, Mike explained the process, greatly reliving my anxiety. The technician was prompt, professional and cleaned up after he was done. I would not have procrastinated so long if I know it would be this painless! I would not hesitate to use Griffin Pest Management in the future.

- Barbara C.
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Mike Watts is the BEST! He gives you a fair quote, doesn't oversell or want to gouge your eyes out or take everything in your bank account. He is honest, reasonable and fair. They did a great job on the fumigation of termites at my parent's rental property. I suddenly was seeing what looked like ANTS with Wings. I found out they could be termites. I will be using them at my house in the OC, for termites, insulation and rodent / raccoon fecal matter remediation in the attic. For PEST CONTROL - this is the GO TO COMPANY!

- Hashanah K.
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Brian Chambers is the only Wood Pest Professional I use. I have used different wood pest companies past. Anybody can put up a tent and fume a house, but when it comes to reliability, customer service, and relentless follow up to make sure that the customer is 100% satisfied Brian Chambers is second to none. In a recent transaction, in which I represented the buyer, the listing agent gave me a "clear" from another termite company... I called Brian just to make sure and he found two paces in the home that were missed by the other company. I work with Brian in every transaction and I have recommended him to my family when they need termite work done. Thanks Brian!

- Felipe B.

Termite Protection Plans

Two Plans To Serve You

Eliminating termites through fumigation or local treatment is only the first step to protecting your home from termites. Griffin Pest Management offers termite protection plans which defend against future infestations of termites.

Pro-Shield Program

Our Pro-Shield program is a one-year termite protection program that includes treatment and repairs, including reframing. Our Pro-Shield program starts at $385.

Pro-Shield Plus

The smart way to save! This package combines our termite protection program and general pest services to offer you the best pest protection available.

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What's Included?

  • Liquid perimeter treatment
  • An annual inspection
  • No deductible for termite damage repair
  • Contract is transferable
  • Optional termite bait stations
  • Annual renewal with no limitations
  • Exterior treatment four times per year to keep pests from entering your home

While both our Pro Shield and Pro Sheild Plus programs provide unmatched protection against termites and include the same warranty, we recommend the Pro Sheild Plus program which includes treatments to provide several layers of protection against termites and other household pests. For more information about our Pro-Shield programs, call us today.