Termite Control

Termites are located in most parts of the world and they are very common throughout the greater Los Angeles area and Orange County. Termites never sleep. Once they invade a home they start eating, working, and multiplying 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In the United States, termites damage more than 600,000 homes each year. Residents in the U.S. spend an estimated $5 billion annually to control termites and to repair the damage that termites cause. That’s more than the cost of all the fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes in the U.S. combined.

It’s important to note that although termites can cause large amounts of damage to homes and other structures, they are not typically disease carriers or harmful to humans.

A termite’s sole purpose in life is to consume cellulose, a chief component of wood. They are very useful in nature because they help to break down and recycled dead trees.

They will eat anything with cellulose, from furniture to newspapers. It is not uncommon to find termites eating cardboard and paper products stored in attics and basements. With proper termite control methods, we can help save and preserve your valuable documents and collectibles.

Identifying Termites

While most people can easily recognize ants, spiders, and other types of insects, termites typically remain hidden except when they are swarming or uncovered during construction work or a termite inspection.

Although termites have a resemblance to ants, they are not related to them. Termites belong to their own species known as the Isoptera. The easiest way to distinguish a termite from an ant is that termites have straight antennae and wide bodies without pinched waists.

Flying termites (swarmers) have clear front and back wings that are the same length while flying ants have front wings that are longer than the back wings. Like ants, termites live in colonies and are dependent upon other colony members for survival.

Drywood Termites

Since termites are a big threat and difficult to find, it’s important to look for signs of damage they may be causing. With Drywood Termites, sometimes you can find piles of termite pellets near the wood where they are living and eating. When you do see a Drywood Termite, they are usually dark brown or reddish brown. Reproductive Drywood Termites (swarmers) have wings that extend longer than their bodies and the soldier caste of termites have heads and mandibles that are quite large relative to their bodies.

Drywood termite colonies can get as large as 5,000-100,000 per colony and they are commonly found in the wood framing of attics, eaves, walls, and subareas. Winged reproductive Drywood Termites will emerge from an existing colony and scout for new locations. Once they discover a new location, they pair up and bore into the wood. The new colony may remain undiscovered for years until they start popping out termite pellets (droppings) from kick out holes in the wood. By the time you see this evidence, the termite colony usually numbers in the thousands.

Subterranean Termites

With Subterranean Termites, you may see mud tubes climbing up the foundation of the home, in the subarea of the home or even up walls. Subterranean termites are typically smaller than Drywoods, but they typically cause more damage in a shorter period of time.

In fact, they are more destructive to structures than any other insect. They live in the ground in huge colonies of 20,000 up to 1 million or more per colony. A large queen can easily produce from 5,000 to 10,000 or more termites in a year. Subterranean termites love to eat the wood in homes and other buildings and they can cause extensive damage in a short period of time once they get established in a structure.

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  • Aaron G. Avatar
    Aaron G.

    5 star rating We just got a termite inspection from Tanler on a home we are purchasing. It was a super easy process and I'd highly recommend their service. Jeff showed up on... read more - 3/19/2019

  • Alex T. Avatar
    Alex T.

    5 star rating Had a bunch of swarming termites coming through a skylight in my home. Had a great experience with Tanler and its employees, Henry F., John, and Billy. Billy came out... read more - 11/06/2019

  • Philip T. Avatar
    Philip T.

    5 star rating Excellent company.I am a happy customer of TANLER. I reached out after my HOA used its vendor to provide termite inspections for all units in our building. The other companies... read more - 5/01/2018

  • Chris S. Avatar
    Chris S.

    5 star rating This place is awesome, from the first call I received, to the technician that came out. Everyone was professional, and courteous. This was my first time needing... read more - 5/06/2020

  • Craig W. Avatar
    Craig W.

    5 star rating I was real nervous about seeing all the termite dust around my house. Tandler came out and inspected and put my fears at ease. He said with the amount of... read more - 4/21/2018

Instead he suggested that we could treat the affected areas locally in order to save money and not cause damage to the foliage around the property.

Aaron G.
Los Angeles, CA
5 star

Brandon sold me on the service, he was amazing. Jeff and Daniel were very professional, stayed for close to 4 hours and were very clean and thorough.

Skeech R.
Culver City, CA
5 star

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To schedule your free termite inspection, call Tanler Termite at (888) 982-6537


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Jesus  R.

Jesus R.

Termite inspection

Near 8th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

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Billy B.

Billy B.

Subterranean termites at sub frame

Near S Mansfield Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Los Angeles, CA - Subterranean termites at sub frame

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Brandon H.

Brandon H.

Trap check, rodent exclusion, rodent sanitation, attic clean out

Near S Victoria Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
Los Angeles, CA - Trap check, rodent exclusion, rodent sanitation, attic clean out

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Jesus  R.

Jesus R.

Termite inspection

Near S Halldale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047

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Brandon H.

Brandon H.

Termite inspection. Found evidence of Drywood termites.

Near Rockford Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Lake Forest, CA - Termite inspection. Found evidence of Drywood termites.

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Brandon H.

Brandon H.

Monthly pest control service. Ants and spiders at exterior perimeter.

Near Ladoga Ave, Long Beach, CA 90815
Long Beach, CA - Monthly pest control service. Ants and spiders at exterior perimeter.

Map of Long Beach, CA
Brandon H.

Brandon H.

Monthly pest control service. General pest control exterior perimeter spiders and ants.

Near Rose Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807
Long Beach, CA - Monthly pest control service. General pest control exterior perimeter spiders and ants.

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Brandon H.

Brandon H.

Monthly pest control service, exterior perimeter for spiders and ants

Near Ralston Ln, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Redondo Beach, CA - Monthly pest control service, exterior perimeter for spiders and ants

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Billy B.

Billy B.

Drywood termites at attic

Near Tower Rd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Beverly Hills, CA - Drywood termites at attic

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Brandon H.

Brandon H.

Monthly pest control service. Ants and Roaches.

Near Silver St, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Hermosa Beach, CA - Monthly pest control service. Ants and Roaches.

Jesus  R.

Jesus R.

Rodent inspection

Near N Doheny Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Brandon H.

Brandon H.

Flea inspection, pest control quote.

Near Manchester Dr, Inglewood, CA 90301
Inglewood, CA - Flea inspection, pest control quote.

Brandon H.

Brandon H.

Initial pest control service, exterior treatment for ants and spiders.

Near Winsford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Los Angeles, CA - Initial pest control service, exterior treatment for ants and spiders.

Brandon H.

Brandon H.

Rodents exclusion monitoring. Checking traps and exclusion work follow up.

Near W 85th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Brandon H.

Brandon H.

Termite inspection. Drywood and subterranean termites found.

Near Rembrandt Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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