Bakersfield Termite Control
Professional Termite Extermination
Termites are one of the most destructive pests around. Though they are small, they congregate in colonies that have thousands upon thousands of members. In a relatively short period, termites can wreak havoc on the wood features of your home, weakening it’s structural integrity and causing thousands of dollars in repairs.
The Bakersfield termite control specialists at Oxley Pest Control, Inc. know how severe termite infestations can be. We also know that your home is your largest asset, and we want to help you protect it.
Why Are Termites Such a Problem?
The main issue with termites is that they feed on cellulose material, namely on decaying or rotting wood and plant material. Because of this, when they get into your home, they make short work of wood features like foundations, structural beams, walls, wood flooring, and even wood furniture. Termite species are organized into several categories based on their feeding behavior.
Categories of termite species include:
- Damp wood
- Dry wood
The termite species you are most likely to encounter in Bakersfield is the subterranean termite. Subterranean termites are the most destructive termites around. This is the species that is predominantly associated with extensive damage to homes.
These termites live in large colonies and they build mud tubes to get around. They typically enter homes through the soil beneath your home and move in through any wood feature that is touching the ground.
Treating a Termite Infestation
Often termite infestations go unnoticed because termites are small, and they live in hidden places. However, there are several warning signs of a termite infestation for which you can be on the lookout. For example, if you have noticed wood features in your home are sagging or have a hollow sound when knocking on them, termites may have started consuming them. Another sign is frass, also known as termite droppings. Frass will show up as little piles that look like wood dust.
Treating termites can be tricky, especially if you have an extensive infestation. As your pest control provider, we may employ several methods depending on the nature of your problem.
Methods for exterminating termites include:
Soil treatment with termiticide
Wood treatments, including sprays and foam injections
After your home has been treated for termites, you will next need to address any repair issues. Because termites eat wood, you will need to inspect all the wood features in your home to identify how extensive the damage is. Typical repairs include windowsills, doors and doorframes, wooden decks, house siding, roof and attic damage, stairs, and railings.
The Bakersfield termite control at Oxley Pest Control, Inc. can guide you throughout the repair process, ensuring you receive the services you need to recover from your termite infestation.
What time of year do you spray for termites?
Termites tend to cause havoc all year, so it would be best to have a local termite control expert come down a couple times a year to your home or business. Preferably during the fall to prep bait since we can better predict their actions during this time.
Keep Your Home Protected Year Round
Because termites are so prevalent in Kern County, the Bakersfield Oxley Pest Control, Inc. offers enrollment in our annual termite prevention program. With this program, you will receive a yearly termite inspection and preventative treatment. Oxley Pest Control, Inc. cares about keeping your home safe from termites.
Termite extermination and prevention doesn’t have to be a headache. Call Oxley Pest Control, Inc. at (661) 270-7738 to work with passionate, knowledgeable Bakersfield termite control experts.