carmel valley termites

Is Your Home Inviting Termites?

Whether you’re buying a new home or selling your current one, you need to take the presence of common household pests into account. Termites in particular cause serious damage, costing homeowners in the United States over five billion dollars annually. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about what you can do to make sure you’re not rolling out the red carpet for these pets, and our how our services can help put a stop to your infestation.

A Termite’s Ideal Living Condition

A termite eats wood, so this is often what leads them to your home. If you’ve recently built your home, and have leftover lumber stacked near your home, or if you have a pile of firewood in close proximity, then this could attract the bugs and eventually lead them into your home.

Water is also a factor. Wet conditions near your house’s foundation allows them to easily tunnel into the interior of your home. If you have standing water in your yard when it rains, live in an area with a lot of moisture, have plumbing issues, or have plants up close to your foundation that create wet environments, then you could be at risk of a termite infestation.

Signs You Could Have an Infestation

Be on the look out for common indicators of the insects, such as damaged or hollow-sounding wood, tiny holes in your drywall or wallpaper, piles of small wings or frass (fine, powdery wood), or mud tubes (which allow them to travel above ground). If you begin to notice these possibly warning signs, then don’t hesitate to give our company a call for an inspection!

What Next?

If you encounter signs of their presence, or if you think your home could be at risk, take action! Most homeowner’s policies don’t cover damage from these insects, so acting quickly is crucial for saving thousands in home repairs. Carmel Valley Pest Control can inspect your home and provide local treatments to defend against them or to destroy them. An annual inspection and spray is a great and cost-effective way to control these insects and protect your home from serious damage. To find out more about our annual inspection and spray program, or if you have any questions about what an infestation might look like, the contact our team of professionals today. We want to protect your home, and help you rest easy at night!


We’re currently following all recommended guidelines to help protect the health and safety of our team members and our customers. We’re still available to help you with your pest control needs. You can contact Carmel Valley Pest Control in Carmel Valley, CA, today at (858) 350-8838.