Before the rainy season, termite inspections are critical

Dec 9, 2022, 10:18 AM by Fred Speer

Moisture is one of the essentials that pests, particularly subterranean termites, need to survive. Winter rains create conditions conducive for termites to invade your house.

How can you stay one step ahead of termites? Clark, your friendly pest, rodent, mosquito, grounds care, and termite expert, has been battling termites for decades, and encourages you to get a professional termite inspection done at your home to see if these cryptic pests are present.

The value of a termite inspection

Termites are secretive pests that cause billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States, and they can go undetected for years – hidden behind walls, floor coverings, insulation, and in the ground outside your home. Often there will be no visible evidence of a termite infestation.

Getting your home inspected annually for termites and other wood-destroying pests by one of Clark Pest Control’s highly trained inspectors, who knows where to look, what to look for, and how to fix the problem, can provide you with the confidence that your termite problem will be taken care of properly.

The subterranean termite threat

Subterranean termites are the most commonly encountered termite in California. They thrive in moist soil, and winter rains create ideal conditions for these destructive pests. Man-made issues, such as broken sprinkler pipes or heads, leaky faucets, or poor landscaping practices, can also contribute to termite-attracting moisture in and around homes.

In addition to creating termite and pest-friendly harborage sites, winter rains and high winds can cause structural damage (e.g., torn-off roof shingles, deteriorated caulking or sealing around doors and windows, cracks in the foundation) that provide termites with access to your home and the wood inside.

Vulnerable areas for termites

Moist and decaying wood that comes in contact with damp soil is most susceptible to a termite infestation. What other areas of your home could be at risk?

•          Crawlspaces
•          Sill plates
•          Subfloors
•          Exterior walls
•          Soffits and fascia behind leaking gutters
•          Leaks in the roof
•          Porches, decks, and fence posts
•          Decaying tree stumps in your yard

Need a termite inspection? Call Clark

For maximum protection against termites, consider scheduling a no-obligation home wellness inspection that includes a thorough search for evidence of termite activity. You can also ask for more information on Clark Pest Control’s exclusive Termite Infestation Protection (T.I.P.) program, which is designed to cover your home from future infestations and damages caused by all species of termites.

Call or text California’s trusted, friendly termite control expert at (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339) or email us at to schedule your home wellness inspection and defuse the termite threat.

Until next time, the pest management professionals at Clark Pest Control thank you for helping to keep unwanted pests out of your home and yard.

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