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What Are the Signs of Termite Infestation? | Vista Pest Control

What Are the Signs of Termite Infestation?


Millions of dollars worth of houses and businesses are destroyed each year by termites in the US. They might end up costing you a lot of money if you don’t repair or replace them. Your home or structure may need significant repairs if an issue is not fixed for an extended period of time.

We base our professional termite inspections on the demands of the real estate industry. The goal of our office team is to make ordering a termite report as simple as possible for you. If you want to purchase or sell a house in Orange County, Inland Empire, or San Diego County, you must have a complete termite inspection report. Our team of termite inspection specialists has more than 100 years of combined expertise. When they visit the home, our certified termite inspectors will thoroughly check for damage and indications of an infestation. After finishing the report, our professionals will provide it to the buyer or seller, depending on which occurs first. We do both residential and commercial property inspections. We strive to exceed your expectations and fulfill all of your demands.

In Orange County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County, there are two different species of termites. Termites that reside underground all year round as well as dry wood termites are visible. Both need prompt attention in order to avoid lasting harm. There are several ways to eradicate both species of termites, including fumigation, heat, orange oil, and spot treatments.

Drywood Termites

Because they inhabit dry, exposed wood like support beams, eaves, decks, and roofs, dry wood termites receive their name. Their wings and the way they congregate in big numbers in the autumn and spring make them distinguishable from one another. However, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties are constantly plagued with Drywood termites.

Subterranean Termites

To access buildings that are submerged, such as foundations, support beams, and fence posts, subterranean termites tunnel through the soil. They may be identified by their mud tubes, which serve as termite superhighways and provide them access to your structure. These termites are particularly problematic since they have the potential to seriously harm your building’s foundation and supporting components.

Methods of Treatments

There are a few methods for entirely getting rid of termites. Following a complete evaluation of your facility, our professionals will provide recommendations depending on your preferences and your available budget.


When a structure is fumigated, a tent is placed over it for 24 to 48 hours. Vikane gas is then pumped into the structure to remove the oxygen. Vikane penetrates difficult-to-reach areas including door frames, the attic, the eaves, and the crevices between walls. After the procedure, our personnel will remove the tent and provide fresh air inside the structure. We’ll thoroughly inspect the building before allowing anyone back in. After it has been completed, the fumigation service is guaranteed for three years.

Heat Treatment

The use of heat in termite control is relatively recent. Similar to how fumigation works, heat will enter areas of the structure that regular insecticides can’t. Heat treatments may be completed in a few hours, and occupants need only leave the home for a few hours.

Doing Maintenance

For tiny infestations or those who have a tight budget, local treatment is a useful option. Our professionals may advise spot treatments after a thorough check, depending on what they discover. For this therapy, you won’t need to leave your home and everything you do needs to do quickly.

Citrus Oil

For tiny infestations or those who have a tight budget, local treatment is a useful option. Our professionals may advise spot treatments after a thorough check, depending on what they discover. For this therapy, you won’t need to leave your home and everything you do needs to do quickly.

Wood Ruined by Termites & Structural Issues

Tornadoes and earthquakes both have the potential to cause severe damage. We are now aware of the kind of home they are most likely to harm as a result of them. It turns out that powerful forces tend to “pick on” houses and structures that have structural issues. After a major tragedy, well-built and maintained homes are more likely to be in better condition.

A structural flaw might result from a design or construction error, which lessens the stability of your property. Any damage to the structural timber might weaken it as well. Bugs, fungus, termites, and carpenter ants are included in this. These bugs may weaken wood by as much as 80% if you don’t stop them, leaving your property susceptible to significant damage. The likelihood that the force may cause severe, perhaps irreparable damage to the home increases with its strength.

Termite-damaged timber may be concealed with a stone porch column. The column can collapse during an earthquake. The column may have been OK if the wood had been in decent condition. Take care to prevent pests that devour wood out of your home and maintain its excellent condition. Don’t be hesitant to have difficult-to-reach areas pried open to inspect for concealed damage.

Termite Problem Areas

Termites believe that any structure constructed of wood has the appearance and aroma of a large, delicious steak. Even if it is covered in soil, cement, or stucco, these pests may detect wood by scent or by stumbling across it. Occasionally, termites are more likely to be an issue. Here are some locations where termites often cause problems.


These are just a handful of the many ways termites may be problematic. These and other less evident issues that might cause issues with various pests that destroy the wood can be discovered during a professional examination by Vista Pest Control.


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