Termite Control in Los Angeles
Total Termite Prevention for Your Home
A single colony of termites can devour a one-foot section of a two-by-four beam in as little as five months. As if that statistic doesn’t incite enough fear, your home could be feeding multiple colonies of termites at one time! Fortunately, you don’t have to face these problems alone. Our team of pest control professionals at A Step Above Pest Control & Termite is the best in the business. We will eliminate termites from your home and keep them from coming back.
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What Are Termites?
Termites are among the few organisms able to convert cellulose into a usable food source. Out in nature, termites provide an important service- they help get rid of decaying organic material, helping new nutrients reach the soil, and help with regrowth. When termites are in our homes, they are not helpful; they are destructive pests that feed on structural wood and cause expensive damage.
Are Termites Dangerous?
In general, the termites themselves don’t cause harm to people; termites are often attracted to water-damaged wood. If there are water leaks in your home causing structural wood to become damaged, mold and mildew issues are likely present that can cause health issues.
The biggest danger directly associated with termites is the damage they cause. When feeding on wood inside our homes, they cause damage to structural wood, wood trim, rafters, flooring, and wooden furniture. Billions of dollars in damages are caused by these wood-destroying pests across the country each year.
Why Do I Have a Termite Problem?
Termites will become a problem on any property that offers them sources of food. Both drywood and subterranean termites can and will enter your home through gaps and openings they discover in its exterior while searching for food. Subterranean termites move indoors at ground level, while drywood termites can move in at ground level or aerially.
How Do I Get Rid of Termites?
Protecting your home against termites is best done with the help of an experienced and local pest professional that can perform regular pest control services. At A Step Above Pest Control & Termite, we offer various termite treatment options to solve your property’s unique termite problem. To help prevent future problems with termites, we provide preventive treatments and maintenance inspections.
How Can I Prevent Termites in the Future?
You can prevent termites by doing the following:
- Repair cracks or other openings in the foundation, exterior walls, and roofline of your home.
- Quickly repair leaky pipes, sinks, tubs, or fixtures.
- Get rid of decaying debris, fallen trees, tree stumps, and woodpiles that subterranean termites use as a food source.
- Remove decaying wooden play structures, sheds, or fences from your property.
- Take out excess wood or wood debris from your crawl space, attic, and other storage spaces.
- Inspect any wood or wooden items for termites before bringing them into your home.
Our Treatment & Preventative Options for Total Termite Control
Many homeowners don’t recognize early signs of termite activity. Have you noticed peeling paint appearing to be caused by water damage or excessively squeaky floorboards? These are both signs of termite problems in your home. When you partner with us, we will implement Integrated Pest Management techniques to ensure we eliminate them and that your home has the protection it needs against repeat infestations.
We know that no two termite infestations are the same; this is why we are well versed in several termite treatment options:
- Fumigation for drywood termites
- Local chemical treatment; includes one-year warranty
- Wood repairs
- Annual renewal treatments
- Preventative Treatment Options
- Wood-Destroying Insect (WDI) inspection - required by many banks to secure a mortgage loan
- Full Structure Treatment - A preventative chemical treatment that includes a two-year warranty
- Subterranean Termite Preventative - Trench or drill if your home is on a slab, then treat with Termidor® - Includes a one-year warranty
We want to help keep you and your family safe from the devastation of a termite infestation. Because termites are so common and easily go unnoticed, we recommend setting up recurring maintenance inspections to keep your house fully protected against these silent invaders.
Once we clear your space of termites, we can go in and repair the damaged areas to get your home back to normal.
Introduce Total Termite Control to Your Property
When it comes to pest control, not only do we want to stop the pests that trouble you, we want to take it a step above and protect your home from future invasions from all local pests. At A Step Above Pest Control & Termite, we have decades of experience in Los Angeles termite control solutions that have helped us understand the true nature of the pests plaguing you. Our goal is to provide all our clients and neighbors with the best in customer satisfaction and care.
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“Our technician Aaron shows up at least twice a month for upkeep. He always arrives with a smile and goes above and beyond the call of duty. He provides excellent insight as to what's going on, and takes his time to examine all areas of our rather large fac”Nicholas C.