Termites are a growing problem throughout California. Experts estimate that one in five homes in the urban areas of northern California have been or will be infested by termites. Before purchasing a home in the Bay Area, schedule a termite inspection with CalPro Inspection Group. Our inspectors will find the source of the problem, and work quickly to eliminate it once and for all.
Termites: An Endemic Problem
If you live in northern California, dealing with termites is a fact of life. Termites thrive in warm, moist conditions and are particularly troublesome in the spring and fall. Subterranean termites, in particular, are common throughout the entire state and infest fallen trees, stumps, dead wood, landscaping materials, and structural timbers.
Signs of a ProblemSubterranean termites most frequently swarm during the spring and fall. On warm, sunny days, be on the lookout for swarms of termites emerging from their hiding places. In addition to swarms, other signs to look for in or near your home include:
- Piles of shedded wings
- Presence of shelter tubes (i.e., mud tubes) on outside walls, wooden beams, or in crawl spaces
- Evidence of tunneling in wood
- Sawdust-like piles near wood surfaces
- Darkening or blistering of wood; surfaces may feel soft and are easily punctured
- Elongated, pellet-shaped droppings
Termite & Rot Repair Services
If our certified Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) inspector determines that your home is infested, we will act quickly to remedy the problem. At CalPro, we offer professional repairs to structures damaged by termites and subsequent dry rot. Once we have repaired the damage, we will treat your home for termites and create a plan for future prevention that suits your needs and budget.
Schedule an Inspection
To schedule a termite inspection in Sacramento, San Jose, the Bay Area, and the surrounding areas, contact CalPro today at (800) 474-3540. We will gladly include a WDO inspection with your home buyer, prelisting, or new construction inspection for an additional fee. Furthermore, we offer a variety of other pest control services that will eliminate pests from your home for good.