Learn About Typical Termite Control In Contra Costa County

Subterranean Termite Control


  • Nests usually contact the soil. May be found above the ground but only when sufficient moisture conditions are available to support the above ground nest.
  • Construct mud tubes
  • Three commonly seen forms: alates, soldiers and workers. Alates and soldiers are used for identification. Soldiers and workers are easily distinguished by the colors of their heads. Soldiers have brownish-colored heads, while workers have cream-colored heads.
  • Method of treatment: treating the invested areas by creating a barrier around the perimeter of the building which ensures that any termites currently feeding off the structure will come in contact with the chemical. We will pressure treat the soil around the structure and the subarea, drill any concrete perimeter were applicable and fill any concrete drill holes with mortar after performing the treatment.

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Drywood Termite Control


  • Drywood termite colonies do not need contact with soil, moisture nor any other water source. Drywood termites occur in dry wood that may be above ground level.
  • Drywood termites build colonies in structural wood, fences, utility posts, furniture, moldings, doors, window frames, etc.
  • Fecal pellets are kicked out of the colony by workers and may accumulate below infestations. Fecal pellets have a distinct ridged shape and are about 1/25" long (about the size of table salt).
  • Method of treatment: Primary recommendation would always be to fumigate by covering the entire structure with canvas tents and fumigating with Vikane gas. This process takes 3 days. A localized treatment might be recommended by performing a localized treatment to the infested wood members.
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Wood Boring Beetle Control

  • Attack dead wood almost exclusively, especially dried and cured lumber.
  • Beneath the surface of the infested wood are frass filled galleries or tunnels usually coursing along the grain of the wood.
  • Damaged to wood caused by beetles is likely to be first noticed when the round emergence holes of the adults are seen or the beetles are found on the infested wood such as windowsills.
  • Method of treatment: Primary recommendation would always be to fumigate by covering the entire structure with canvas tents and fumigating with Vikane gas. This process takes 4 days. A localized treatment might be recommended by performing a localized treatment to the infested wood members.
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Contra Costa Termite Control, Inc.
3498 Clayton Road #102
Concord, CA 94519
ContraCostaTermite@gmail.com
REG: PR765 | CA OPERATOR: OPR12037

Phone: (925) 680-7665
Fax:     (925) 680-7928