May 10, 2005

No Termites

I had a termite inspection today by Larry Gulling from First Choice Termite Control. They are the ones who fumigated my home before I bought it about a year and a half ago. I called them because there were some pellets on my windowsill and I thought I saw a flyer. Turns out termites are much larger than the bug I saw; people had told me they are small but I guess my definition of small is smaller than everyone else's. Anyway, doesn't look like there are any termites here.

Larry was very friendly, courteous, and professional. We actually talked about my home theater for a bit. He's looking into buying an HDTV in the near future to watch sports in high-definition. After explaining to me what termites actually look like, and describing things about the previous inspection and fumigation to me, he was kind enough to caulk up the crack around one of my windows with clear latex. This way, if I see new pellets on that windowsill, it will have to be from new activity.

If anyone in the Bay Area is looking for a termite control company, I would highly recommend First Choice Termite Control.

Posted by josuah at May 10, 2005 3:43 AM UTC+00:00

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Author Profile Pagehey dude says at May 13, 2005 6:04 AM

I wonder what those pellets that you saw on the window sills are. Where did they come from if not from new termite activities? Also, what was that flyer that you noticed?
Questions and questions which scream for answers.

Author Profile PageJosuah says at May 13, 2005 6:06 AM

The pellets are leftovers. If new ones show up on the windowsill then that means there is still termite activity. The insect I saw was just a regular bug of some sort. I showed Larry a similar one that was dead in the bathroom.

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