Homeowners in La Mesa are being warned their houses could be at risk of a destructive pest: Formosan subterranean termites.
San Diego-based company Thrasher Termite & Pest Control made the unfortunate discovery this month in a La Mesa home.
“Unlike native subterranean termites, the termites we observed were extremely active, didn’t flee when disturbed, and the soldiers went into attack mode. They had hollowed out large areas of structural wood, always staying just beneath the exterior paint and unnoticed by the homeowner,” said Garrett Thrasher.
They’re deemed “super-termites” due to enormous colonies up to two million strong. The pests can cause significant structural damage within six months unlike traditional dry-wood termites, which take 10-15 years to do similar damage.
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