Subterranean Termite Treatment

Subterranean Termites In San Jose

Subterranean termites live in the soil and attack from the ground up. Their colonies are bigger compared to Drywood Termites.

To reach food sources and shelter themselves from the outside air, these termites construct unique tunnels known as “mud tubes.” They consume wood 24 hours a day, seven days a week, biting off tiny bits of wood one at a time with their saw-toothed teeth. 

Subterranean termites may wreak havoc on a building’s structure over time, leading to its ultimate collapse.

Subterranean termites or castes are divided into three kinds, based on their physical characteristics: reproductive’s, workers, and soldiers.

The reproductive’s are the king, queen, and alates. Alates, commonly known as swarmers, have lengthy bodies that range from dark brown to practically black in color and transparent, milky-colored wings. Their bodies are generally 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, with a few scarcely visible hairs on their wings.

Workers are around 1/4 inch long or less and have a cream-colored body. They have tiny jaws that aid in the chewing of wood and the movement of materials. 

Soldiers can be distinguished from the rest because of their huge mandibles. Their heads are rectangular, and their bodies are flat and broad. Their bodies are generally a creamy white hue, similar to workers’, but their heads are darker and more brownish. Workers and soldiers, unlike swarmers, do not have wings. 

Their colonies are bigger compared to Drywood Termites. Left alone they can cause serious damage to your home. The good news is that Subterranean termites can be treated and prevented.

Subterranean Termites Treatment
Subterranean Termite Mud Tunnel
Subterranean termite damage

Subterranean Termite Control

We have different methods of treatments available for any type of home construction. We will always inform you of the different options available and make our recommendations based on many different factors. One of the most common and long proven method is to apply liquid termiticide around the perimeter of your home to form a barrier. The termiticide gets mixed with the soil and when unsuspecting termites encounter the treated soil they will pass it along the colony members and the entire colony will be destroyed.

Subterranean Termite Treatment

Termite Prevention In San Jose

We also offer termite bait stations for prevention and control of subterranean Termites. The bait system program is an excellent choice for all types of homes. This service consists of strategically placing baits station at the perimeter of home to eliminate subterranean termites. The stations will be inspected and rebaited by our certified termite technicians.

Termite Bait Station

If your home has unique needs, Expert Exterminators will customize a special treatment for you specific needs. If you suspect termites or other wood destroying organisms in your home, contact us. Expert Exterminators is a full-service pest control company that has a solution for any type of pest you may be dealing with.