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What to do about termites on your property

Have you detected signs of termite activity in your yard? If so, what do you think your next step should be? There is a surprising variety of ways people respond to termites. Let's take a look at a few of them and see where you fall.

Professional Termite Control In San Diego County

You discover mud tubes on your foundation wall and reach out to a licensed pest control professional. Within a few days, a technician shows up at your home and performs a detailed inspection to locate termite activity, warning signs, and conducive conditions.

Based on the findings, a customized termite control treatment plan is developed. You sign off on it and your termite control professional addresses the infestation. You wisely conclude that termites cost U.S. property owners billions of dollars each year and decide to invest in ongoing termite protection for your home before it's too late. Each night, you sleep well, knowing that termites are not able to invade your home and eat away at your equity.

Do you live in San Diego County? If so, reach out to HomeShield Pest Control at the first sign of termite activity—or long before. Don't take chances with these wood-destroying insects. Get started with our San Diego County termite control services.


You pick up branches in your yard and notice that one has tiny insects crawling on it. Upon closer examination, you realize that they're termites. You take the stick over to the stack of wood you use for campfires and figure that you'll burn those termites up the next time you have a cookout. As long as they are away from the exterior of your home, you'll be okay, right? Here are a few things you might want to know:

  • Termites can travel a hundred yards in search of food. If they're feeding on a stick in your yard, they could already be feeding on your home.
  • When you find a few termites feeding on a branch or some other wood in your yard, keep in mind that there could be millions of termites in your yard. Most termites stay hidden under the ground or inside the wood they're feeding on.
  • Moving a stick several yards from your home will not prevent termites from damaging your home.
  • While termites prefer to feed on the branches, logs, stumps, and rotting trees in your yard, they can get into dry rot in your deck and feed on the inside of the boards. They can feed on fences, dog houses, playsets, sheds, and other exterior structures. They can also feed on certain wooden materials inside your home.

With these facts in mind, it is not wise to allow termites to go untreated.

Spot Treatment

You discover termites near a tree on your property. The tree has a few dead branches on it, so you conclude that termites are in that tree. You go online and purchase termiticide and pour it around the tree. That's going to take care of the problem, right? When the termites go in and out of the tree, they're going to pass through the product and die, or at least that is the assumption. Here are a few things you should know:

  • It is unlikely that the termite nest is in the tree. It is far more likely that the tree is one of many food sources those termites are targeting in your yard.
  • Termites are continually grooming each other. If you use a product that can be detected, they will start to avoid that tree (for a time).
  • If you kill termites this way, you'll only kill off a small percentage of the colony. Spot treatments with a detectable active ingredient will not get to the source of the problem, which is the colony that is creating the termite workers.
  • Weather conditions can cause termiticide to become inert. If you don't apply the product appropriately, you'll have little or no success, even if you use a product that has a transfer effect. A transfer effect is when the termites don't detect the active ingredient and they share it with each other through the process of grooming.

There is no quick fix for termites, and when your termite treatment fails, you won't know it. This can allow termites to continue to damage your San Diego County property.


You discover frass on a window sill. Upon closer examination, you realize that there are tiny holes and some wood damage. You conclude that drywood termites have infested your window frame. After a search on the internet, you decide to purchase a spray and apply this spray to your window frame. When the termites come out, they'll come in contact with the product and die. Right? Here are a few things you should know:

  • The topical nature of sprays makes them entirely useless against termites.
  • Only a few termites will come in contact with the sprayed product.
  • Sprayed products don't offer protection for long. Some will dry out quickly and no longer attach to termite workers that crawl on them.
  • The termites will learn to avoid the sprayed area if it has any impact on the health of the colony.
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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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    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.

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