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How Dangerous is it to Have Termites On my property? 

Before we get started, we'd like to congratulate you if you've identified termites. These insects, though very well known, are often overlooked, even when they do appear. It is possible to pick up a dead branch with hundreds of termites in it and not realize it.

A termite worker can be a mere ? of an inch in size. In the brief moment you have a chance to see these tiny, pale insects, they can disappear into wood or soil and return to being a hidden part of your Orange County property. But, how bad is it to have termites on your property? It's easy to think that they're not much of a problem because they're so small. This is perhaps the biggest danger of all. Termites don't total a home overnight; it takes years. The secret to protecting your property is to not let termites go untreated.

The Right Solution For Termites

We can't tell you home much damage termites will be able to do to your home before you detect them. There are many factors that can't be calculated. All we can tell you for sure is that termite damage can be prevented. If your home has professional termite protection in place, termites won't be allowed to feed on the wood of your property for years, right under your nose.

If you'd like to know how the team here at HomeShield Pest Control safeguards Orange County homes from termite damage, we'd love to have the conversation with you. Reach out to us today and schedule a meeting with one of our certified and knowledgeable professionals. We're here to help you find the right solutions to all your Orange County pest control needs. Get started today!

The Root Of The Problem

It might be hard for you to believe that an insect that is ? of an inch could present any real threat to your property. This is one of many misconceptions you might have. You're not alone. A lot of people have misconceptions about termites. Let's address a few of them.

One Little Termite Isn't So Bad

One tiny worker termite isn't going to threaten your property, but you don't have just one tiny worker termite in your yard. A single termite colony can have thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even a million worker termites. If you find a few termites in your yard, you can be sure that there are a lot more termites in your yard.

Termites Prefer Rotting Wood

Yes. If you've found termites under a piece of wood, they are likely to be subterranean termites, and subterranean termites prefer rotting wood. This can lead you to believe that they won't attack your home because you don't have any rotting wood in your home. Unfortunately, this is not the case—probably on both counts. You could have wood that has been moistened by water without realizing it (which can lead to wood rot), and subterranean termites will take to eating wood that is not rotten as their populations grow.

Termites Don't Eat Hardwood

Subterranean termites don't eat hardwood and, as we pointed out, they are the most destructive termites in Orange County. But they can eat the wood of your back deck. They can eat your fence. They can get into your home and eat the subflooring underneath hardwood floors. There are many softwood choices for these insects to eat.

Termites Cause Damage That I'll See

If they're subterranean termites, don't count on it. By the time you see subterranean termite damage, the damage is likely to be extensive. On the other hand, drywood termites can cause damage that you'll see. This is one reason why drywood termites can't compete with subterranean termites in terms of how much damage they can do to a home. Each year, the damage caused by subterranean termites is in the billions. The cost of all other termite damage, including damage caused by drywood termites, is in the hundreds of millions.

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    “Homeshield was great to work with! My wife and I encountered a really bad termite problem at our new home during the renovation phase, and needed treatment asap so that renovation could resume. Mike drove all the way down for an inspection, and was very thorough in his explanations. He was able to match a competitor's price for the treatment and locked in a day for the following week. Daniel and Elias, the technicians, were very communicative about their ETA and did a good job explaining their respective roles. All in all, a quick and easy process. Thank you, Homeshield!”
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    “Bronson announced his arrival and departure. He inquired if there was anything specific that we wanted done prior to him starting his regular service. Pleasant, friendly and respectful.”
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    Amazing work! Switched from Terminex as I was tired of having scheduling issues and wanted something eco friendly for my dogs and upcoming baby.
    I definitely recommend trying to get Jose Garcia as your technician as he was very communicative and kept us updated throughout the service process.
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    - Chris P.M.
    Humble and helpful. Does what ever we are asking for.
    “You guys provide very quality service. We are very happy with the service. Every time the person comes to our place to provide service is very humble and helpful. Does what ever we are asking for. Thank you.”
    - Arif S.
    Excellent experience. Super professional and thorough

    Excellent experience. Super professional and thorough. Found them through yelp and they called immediately with affordable options and set up an appointment. The technician was wonderful. Would highly recommend.

    - Samantha S.
    Quote came within minutes and price was very reasonable.

    Dee provided a very thorough and detailed inspection. Walked us through the entire process and what we could expect throughout the initial services and beyond. Quote came within minutes and price was very reasonable.

    - Jason D.
    Ben was FANTASTIC

    Ben was FANTASTIC in every way, He came to give me an estimate on my home, was on time, polite, knowledgeable, and extremely professional in how he handled everything. Had 4 other termite co. to give me an estimate, not even close to Ben's expertise, I would give him a 10 if I could. Will definitely use him in all my other projects , they are a lot since I am in real estate and have many clients.

    - Judy M.
    Victor, was very professional, helpful and informative.

    We had a great experience. They were able to work with our schedule to make a quick appointment. The service professional, Victor, was very professional, helpful and informative.

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