Seacoast Termite Control, Inc. provides structural pest control inspections for homeowners and escrow transactions. These include residential, commercial, apartment and condominium units or complexes. Our treatment methodologies include structural fumigations, localized chemical applications and structural repairs.

Drywood and Subterranean termites pose the most significant concerns in Southern California and are also the biggest threat to your property investment. Typically, homeowner's insurance policies do not cover damage due to termite infestation.

Termites eat wood from the inside out, leaving little evidence until the infestation is well established. A licensed inspector can often detect subtle signs of early infestation and recommend necessary treatment before costly structural damage occurs.

Drywood Termites

  • Produce small, pellet-like droppings of the same size and elongated shape. These pellet-like droppings are usually brown, tan or reddish in color.

  • Are active year round with swarming (mating flight) occurring in the Fall of each year.

  • Can locate and colonize any portion of a structure where there is exposed wood.

  • Swarmers (reproductives) have dark bodies, reddish colored heads and two pairs of long opaque wings that are shed shortly after they emerge from the colony. Upon emerging, the swarmers tend to migrate to the most light intense areas (windows, skylights, etc.).

  • Do not swarm at night.

 Subterranean Termites

  • Produce mud tubes of various sizes to serve the purpose of a temperature-controlled environment.

  • Pellets are mixed with the soil they bring up from the ground in the creation of their mud tubes and are therefore not visible.

  • Generally appear at the lower areas of a structure but have been known to migrate to upper levels as well.

  • Are less prevalent in Southern California than Drywood termites but their individual colonies are much larger and thus have the ability to do more damage.

  • Are active year round and swarm in the Spring.

  • Swarmers are black, ant-sized insects with two pairs of long opaque wings.