The three most common species found along Newport Beach and other coastal areas of Southern California, USA, are the Drywood termites, the Subterranean termites and the termites known as the Formosans. Termite Control Newport Beach online information reveals that it is the Drywood termite that is most common to this Southern Californian strip. Drywood termites can be found in buildings’ attics, garages and within the walls of structures that in all probability will include wood materials.
Within these areas, the Drywood termites build their nests or galleries. These termites enter wood. Food production for the termites usually takes place on sun-filled days during late summer or fall. The termites enter exposed wood, small cracks, vents and knotholes in wood. Commercial property and business owners should also be aware that the Drywood termites also make their homes in stored lumber and utility poles. They are also commonly found among dead trees.
Subterranean termites usually enter properties’ cracked foundations. They will enter any exposed area that contains wood and is in direct contact with soil. They eat their way through decks and sidings. This is how they begin to build their nests in moist soil. Subterranean termites build tunnels known as mud tubes. It is minute, no more than the diameter of pencil, and usually found along concrete walls. These termites use their tubes to move through the soil into a wooded structure without having to expose themselves to the sun.
If termite control experts detect that it is this species that has entered your property and made its home there, they will take drastic and immediate action. They advise that it is necessary to act quickly in the event of an infestation. Their information on this species says that it is way more destructive than the more commonly found Drywood species. The Formosan termite is also subterranean. It is destructive as well, having been given the nickname of super-termite because of its destructive habits.
Formosan termites are notorious for building huge colonies. One colony can contain up to a few millions of these insects.