Cummings Termite and Pest Control is a local, family owned and operated, full service termite and pest control company. We serve all of the Greater San Diego Areas including Bay Park, Rancho Del Ray, Bonita, Fallbrook and Rural East County. As a termite control company, we specialize in the treatment of all species of wood destroying organisms native to San Diego and repairing the damage they cause. As a Pest Control company, we take pride in providing a service that minimizes your exposure to pesticides but still gets rid of the problem. Our trained inspectors can not only detect and diagnose any infestations in your home, but can also point out conditions that are conducive to Termites and Pests. Our goal is to eliminate the termites and pests and to make your home healthy again.
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One of our inspectors filmed the termite activity above while inspecting an attic. These Drywood Termites are what we commonly fumigate (a.k.a. tenting) our houses for. Just as their name suggests, these termites infest dry, undecayed wood because they can tolerate a low moisture or dry environment for prolonged periods of time. They can remain entirely above ground and do not required the need to return to the soil like their Subterranean cousins. These insects are most commonly discovered by the small pellets they push through our walls or the wings they leave behind after a swarm.
A full inspection should reveal any active infestations in your home, and any potential problem areas. While a fumigation is the most effective way to guarantee 100% termite elimination, there are other treatments available to suit your individual needs.
According to the USDA Forest Service, Subterranean Termites are the most destructive and economically important pest of wood and other cellulose products. They attack wood throughout most of the United States, and are most common, and hence most destructive, in the warmer regions. They are estimated to cause over $1 billion dollars worth of damages annually. (USDA Forest Service, 2006)
One of our inspectors took this photo of a piece of wood covered with Subterranean mud-tubes. It is becoming very common to find discarded pieces of wood in the crawlspaces underneath a home. This cellulose debris is an excellent treat for Subterranean Termites since it is wood hidden from the homeowner’s eyes and potential predators. Since these termites come up from the ground and can cause so much damage without you even knowing it. Our inspectors know how to find these cryptic insects and what attracts them to your home.
Termites are experts at hiding, and are known to eat all the way up to the paint so you wont even know they are there. Leaky pipes are just one of the many conditions that promote termite and fungus activity. Our trained staff of inspectors and technicians can diagnose and repair termite or fungus damaged areas and bring your home back up to code.
Bed Bugs are among the most frightening insects in our industry. 1 out of 5 Americans either has had a bed bug infestation or knows someone who did. They are commonly found in homes, apartments, condos and hotels but can also be found in nursing homes, schools, dorm rooms, offices and public transportation. Just the thought of bringing one of these pests home is enough to make you itch.
We at Cummings Termite and Pest Control understand what you’re going through and there is good news… We can help!!!
Our Heat Treatment is guaranteed to eradicate these tiny blood suckers without exposing you and your family to pesticides or the hassle of fumigation. Our Heat Treatment is cheaper than a fumigation and more effective that spraying over the counter pesticides. Its discrete, and in most cases can be done within 24 hours.
If bed bugs have moved into your home, Cummings Termite and Pest Control should be your first call!
Whether you are thinking about listing your house for sale or you are getting ready to buy one, a termite inspection is in your near future. Our trained inspectors can provide you with a full WDO Inspection Report required by most mortgage lenders. We will give the house a complete physical and diagnose any infestations or conducive conditions. Then we will speak with your agent and escrow company to schedule any treatments or repairs, making the process as easy as possible. We are licensed, bonded and insured so you can rest easy that your home or property is in good hands.