There are two main categories of Termites in our area, Subterranean and Drywood.
Both have one thing in common. They eat wood..
are the most common in our area. These termites like to feed on moist wood located on the ground. They are especially fond of the bottom portions of wall studs and floor joists components. A tell-tale sign of these invaders include mud tunnels that they build from their underground home to moist wood that they like to eat.
These pests live in the soil beneath and around homes and often enter through wood that touches the ground or by constructing mud tubes from the ground to the wood they infest. Cracks in concrete walls and foundations made of hollow blocks are also paths these insects could take to infest a house.
generally live, feed and nest in undecayed wood which has a very low moisture content. Unlike subterranean termites, they do not require any contact with the soil in order to live. Thus, they can seriously damage the upper portions of a house such as studs, attics, fascia boards, roof sheeting, patio covers, etc… These areas are the most common, and also the most preventable.
Although Drywood Termites live in “dry wood”, they will commonly enter through weakened rotted wood such as “Dry Rot”. Believe it or not, Dry Rot is caused by reoccurring wet or damp wood. I know, it’s confusing but basically we know what to do.
Common Causes are Leaky Roofs and poor weather proofing techniques and workmanship on Windows, Fascia Boards and Patio Covers.
In Orange County, homeowners including myself are constantly faced with the daunting task of maintenance on our homes, Termite and Dry Rot Repair are at the top of the list. Sometimes it seems like the upkeep on our house is never ending, and expensive repairs become necessary much too often.
As both a contractor and an Orange County homeowner I feel that when home repairs do come up, it's very important to also find and fix the root causes of them. I'ts very important to eliminate the environments that cause reoccurring Dry Rot and Termite infestations.
Termites and Dry Rot are a result of reoccurring contact with water or dampness. Roof leaks, siding leaks and exposed wood such as patio covers, fascia boards and decorative wood beams are a major source. We propose that when it comes time for major wood repairs, you should also consider having the contractor correct the flaws that caused the problems in the first place.
We are experts in this field. We would not only replace the damaged wood but we can also trace down and eliminate the causes, thus reducing or stopping reoccurrences. We have served Orange County since 1980. We have unique and innovative weatherproofing solutions. At Orange County Termite Control, we are not guided by the National Termite Repair Guidelines, we exceed them by far. We practice higher standards as defined by us, from many years of accurately interpreting what causes Termite environments.
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