Investigate and exterminate—do not procrastinate!

For anyone living in the United States, one of the most common problems you should never overlook is a termite infestation. Plenty of skeptical homeowners might see it as a problem to leave to deal with for another day, but that is simply not the case. Without a doubt, termites are one of the most frustrating pests that you could have at home. That is why we implore you to stop procrastinating, and address the issue head on. We urge you take its potential severity with the utmost seriousness.

Typically, you will find three particular forms of termites living in your property. These include the drywood termite, the dampwood termite, and the subterranean termite. Naturally, all three can be quite a problem for the average homeowner. While the most common and arguably the most destructive are subterranean and drywood termites, all types are damaging in their own particular way. Sadly, many homeowners only begin to look into the problems that a potential infestation could cause when it is too late. 

How termites destroy your home

Many times, the damage can remain hidden until it is already going to cost you thousands of dollars in repair fees and costs. The problem with termite damage is that it usually cannot be spotted without having some kind of prior knowledge. That is why it is important for homeowners to understand the behaviours of termites.

The University of Florida found that it took just three weeks for a young colony of only 2,000 termites to eat through an entire small wooden replica of a home. The average colony consists of tens of thousands of termites, and they can eat through inches of your home in a matter of weeks. When a house’s structure is extensively damaged, it can become entirely unsuitable for living in.

Termites thrive on the moisture in your home, which means that they will keep on eating so long as there is moisture. Be sure to pay particular attention to any parts of your home that might have some kind of structural dampness. However, the overall conundrum is that termites damage your home by silently but significantly tearing through the foundations and eating them, making it hard to solve the problem affordably. 

Brown Wooden Panel Beside Concrete Board

Should you get annual termite inspections?

Yes, absolutely. One of the best decisions that you can make this year would be to invest in some kind of pest control protection against Sierra Madre termites. You should look to book your annual infestation examination immediately. Annual tests are useful as they can spot the problem year-in, year-out, making sure that any termites that are invading your home are found before they cause any kind of sizeable damage. The longer that you wait, the more likely it is that the problem will be severe. Annual investigations carried out by local experts are extremely important.

Are there some exterminators who are looking to fumigate the entire home (when a spot treatment will do just fine) simply to get paid by the hour? Sure—but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find a trustworthy exterminator who will give you an honest inspection and specialized spot treatment. We highly recommend Grand Oaks Termite Control for their excellent reputation and integrity. If you spot any signs of a termite infestation, make sure that you call in the experts and get the problem resolved right away!

Grand Oaks Termite Control
110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741, United States

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Killing Termites With Integrity

Termites are wood-eating insects. These critters have the ability to turn your house into their own grand banquet feast. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reports that every year, termites cause over $5 billion in property damage. Who should you turn to if you think you think your house may be infested?

In 2014, Specialty Products Consultants, LLC reported that there were over 19,000 companies in the industry (A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry – 2014). We reviewed Grand Oaks Termite Control, a business that offers inspection and treatments. They were established in 2013 and service the Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, and Pasadena region.

Grand Oaks Termite Control conducts thorough and detailed termite inspection in San Dimas. NPMA reports that pests “contaminate food, as well as kitchen equipment and other surfaces. Pests also infest food items and stored products including grains and dry goods.”

Grand Oaks promises competitive termite inspection and treatment costs. They also offer excellent customer service, as demonstrated by their stellar ratings and reviews on Yelp. One reviewer mentioned that Grand Oaks beat out other providers on price. In addition, she states that the company was an excellent communicator throughout the entire process.

Read Julia A.‘s review of Grand Oaks Termite Control on Yelp

The company offers different types of treatments depending on the severity of the infestation. They offer localize and full perimeter treatments for subterranean infestations. According to NPMA, subterranean termites eat non-stop, and are therefore the most destructive species of termite in the country.

Grand Oaks offers a regular inspection program, which allows home owners to proactively take preventative measures against possible termite infestation and subsequent damage.

Photo of Grand Oaks Termite Control - Glendora, CA, United States

We always look to review companies who are known to provide accurate information and full transparency in order to act in best interest of their customers. We believe that professional integrity includes not taking advantage of worrisome situations just for the sake of profit. In the case of exterminator services, it is very difficult for the average home owner to understand the extent of the problem. Therefore, they are completely reliant on the information provided to them by the inspector. In these situations, there is no way to know if the company is giving a home owner exaggerated claims about the inspection in order to take advantage of their concern and willingness to save their house.

However, Grand Oaks boasts a strong reputation of honesty and track record of service. The owner started the company after seeing too many instances of poor industry practices. One reviewer mentions how worried she was about her entire home being infested. Luckily, Grand Oaks determined that to not be the case and was able provided a fair quote. Moreover, they were able to treat the affected area in an hour.

Read Carina Z.‘s review of Grand Oaks Termite Control on Yelp

We highly recommended that you give Grand Oaks Termite Control a call if you believe that your home has a termite infestation.

Grand Oaks Termite Control
110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741, United States

The Termite Terminator

Reporter, Terry Barnes, at the Sunnyville Times adjusted his spectacles and stared at the wall. “Just as I suspected,” he said, “termites!” He took a sip of his Mocha Latte with skim.

“So, I have termites?” the coffee shop owner, Paul, said with a look of terror on his face.

“I honestly have no idea, I’m not an inspector,” Terry replied. “I am, however, a reporter! You may have heard of me, Terry Barnes.” He extended his hand.

The coffee shop owner blinked at Terry dumbfound, “but you just said I have termites?”

“Well yes, of course! Everyone has termites! That’s why I’m here. I’m writing an article about it. It may in fact be the most hard-hitting story Sunnyville has ever seen! In fact, I’m meeting Tony Johnson here. You may have heard of his company Sunny Pest Control. They have been cleaning up the city, one business at a time! They are local heroes to most. I’m sure they can help you with your termite problem,” Terry replied. “You’ll want to check out their website, they are seriously the best pest control guys in the business.”

“Can you stop saying I have termites so loudly?” Paul said rolling his eyes, “You have no idea if I have termites, man.”

Hmph. Terry sighed. “Hi, Mr. Barnes?” a young lady approached Terry with her hand extended.

“No autographs please. I am waiting for a very important person to arrive.” Terry replied, taking another sip of his coffee and glancing at the door.

“Um, yes but Mr. Barnes,” she continued but Terry cut her off.

“Okay fine! One autograph but that’s all. What should I sign,” he looked around in search of a pen.

Paul chuckled lightly as he noticed the name on the side of her coffee cup. Terry noticed, “What’s so funny? You won’t be laughing when I advise Tony Johnson not to help you with your termite problem!”

Paul started laughing harder. “So, this Tony person is really that good then? They can solve all of my insect infestation problems?”

“Well, yes his company is the absolute best. Typically, I would be mad that he was so late but because this is such a VIP interview I’m not even going to complain. I mean it is completely rude to be this late. My time is money, seeing as I am Sunnyville’s most famous reporter. I’m sure Mr. Johnson has an excellent reason for being so late though,” Terry babbled on, finally locating a pen. “So, what should I sign darling? Your napkin? Your shirt? What?”

“Umm Mr. Barnes,” she started, but Terry cut her off again. “Really doll I’ve got a VIP about to walk through that door any minute now, I don’t have all day. Here…” he trailed off reaching for the sleeve of her shirt.

“Mr. Barnes!” she said shocked. Paul was laughing so hard he was crying now.

Terry shot Paul a dirty look. “What? I thought you wanted an autograph?”

She rolled her eyes at both Terry and Paul. “Mr. Barnes, I am Tony the owner of Sunny Pest Control. I’m here to be interviewed.”

Terry’s mouth dropped open. Paul continued to laugh, “He’s speechless, I bet that’s a first!”

“Haha,” Tony let out a little laugh, “Okay, okay, but seriously Paul, we should really talk about getting you set up with some termite control.”

Paul stopped laughing and his face dropped, “Wait, what?”

“Ya, you’ve got termites. You can find me here.”

Natural Science Exterminating

11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841

(800) 246-7378