They may be unseen most of the time, but they remain a blight on the Irvine landscape if not treated accordingly. It is good news to read that, yes, new treatments are in place to eradicate the local plague for once and for all. Termite Inspections Irvine have a story to tell initiates on what motivates the specialized treatments now in force and, as it turns out, is proving to be rather successful.
The forest and woodland areas of Irvine are most vulnerable to the Subterraneans. The Subterraneans are but one of several species of termites found across the country. Roots left behind after construction clearing are an attraction to these termites. Subterranean termites live underground. Hence its name. They feed on tree roots buried deep under a residential property’s foundations.
If unheeded over a period of years, you can only imagine the destruction that such termites leave in its wake. If unheeded, these termites will slowly but surely crawl their way into the home itself. As earth settles, it is quite common for cracks in a property’s foundation to occur. But these should not be left untended to either. Nevertheless, the termites use these cracks as convenient entry points into the home.
Subterranean termite infestations not discovered early will lead to thousands of dollars in damage down the line. Detecting these pests’ presence is easier than you would have thought. You need to be on the lookout for fecal matter. It could be cylindrical in shape. The termites use it to convert collected dirt into shelter tubes. They use the shelter tubes to enter the property, thus avoiding all contact with sunlight.
Are they nocturnal creatures then? Do they move around at night? Yes, they do, but they are not nocturnal. They move around the property all day long, twenty-four seven. Subterranean termite infestations produce lots of dirt and fecal matter glue that can be located inside of a wall. It is necessary to cut through drywall in order to locate the pests. It is common practice to remove the collected dirt from the wall’s interior.
In its place could be placed an organic compound derived from the bark of a tree indigenous to South America. This compound acts as a natural buffer against future infestations. While quite deadly for the termites, it is harmless for domestic inhabitants, children and animals in particular.