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How to Tell if Your Home Has Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termites
Termites of any kind are a pain to deal with, but subterranean and drywood termites are particularly problematic when it comes to inflicting damage and wreaking havoc on your home. 49er Termite & Pest Control specializes in treating both, serving clients throughout the greater Shingle Springs area. Subterranean termites are different from other types in that they nest underground. This means that an infestation could come from several different points. Enlisting help from a professional is essential if you want to eradicate these pests from your property for good.

Identify the Drywood Species

Unlike the subterranean species, drywood termites make their home in the wood structures of your house. This is one of the several differences in their nesting and feeding habits. These termites also tend to be less picky in their destruction. While subterranean varieties will only eat the softest wood, drywood attackers will feed on just about any part of the wood structures. The latter also have more distinctive excrement that you may notice: their hexagonal pellets, called “frass,” often resemble salt and pepper or fine sand granules. Piles of this dust is a warning sign that indicates you should call in a professional exterminator.

Contact Us in Placerville and Folsom

When you need treatment for termites in Shingle Springs, you might be wondering how to most effectively get rid of drywood and subterranean termites. 49er Termite & Pest Control offers comprehensive termite treatment to clients throughout the area, including Folsom and Placerville. In addition to termite treatments, we offer rodent control and general pest control for residential and commercial clients alike. We are equipped to eradicate the toughest of infestations, so no matter what pests you are battling, we can help. Reach out to us at 916-988-3131 for more information.