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Subterraean Termite Control

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Subterraean Termite Control & Extermination

Now controlling Subterraean Termites in Modesto, Manteca, Oakdale & Turlock!
Every year, America spends $5 billion dollars exterminating and repairing damage left by subterranean termites. Subterranean termites nest underground, in what is known as a "crown colony." Crown colonies allow subterranean termites to infest structures at a distance, setting up satellite colonies in your home. Subterranean termites are typically found in sub areas, attics, and baseboards. Mud tubes, the subterranean termite’s preferred method of transportation, can be found in all locations of the home or building. Subterranean termites use these tubes for temperature control and protection from predators. Subterranean termites will also enter buildings through cracks in the cement slab or expansion joints. Typically, subterranean termites will be found in the bathroom or where high moisture content is readily available.

Subterranean Termite Inspection

Onstar’s subterranean termite inspectors have been specially trained to inspect your home, apartment complex or commercial building. Your Onstar termite technician will provide a full inspection of your property. During the subterranean termite inspection, all problem areas will be identified, as well as potential termite harborages. Depending on the severity of your subterranean termite infestation, your technician will recommend full structure treatments or more localized treatments to establish control.

Liquid Termiticides for Subterranean Termites

Liquid termiticides are applied as a perimeter treatment around your home underground. This process is known in the industry as "trench treatment." Underneath the foundation of the structure, a different treatment method known as "drill treatment." By drilling and treating, the soil under the foundation becomes a chemical layer between the termites in the soil and the structure above.

New Construction Subterranean Treatments

For new construction, Onstar treats the graded soil and foundation walls before the cement slab is poured. For existing buildings, the perimeter of the foundation is trenched and drilled, then treated with termiticides.

Subterranean Termite Control


Subterranean termites live in the soil and wood that is in contact with soil. Subterranean termites require high humidty to thrive, requiring them to build shelter tubes for transportation. In the wild, subterranean termites are considered beneficial because they help release nutrients from dead wood and other cellulose materials into the soil. Subterranean termites are responsible for most of the 5 billion in termite damage caused annually in the United States.

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Mud Tubes

Subterranean termites build shelter tubes to gain access to your home.

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All termites tunnel through wood at the ground level, weakening the structure of your home.

Related Services

Onstar Pest Control provides several affordable termite control methods depending on the severity of your infestation.

Termite Control

At Onstar Pest Control we understand how uncomfortable, inconvenient and potentially harmful a pest problem can be. Our top priority is using the least toxic pest control methods possible to protect your home and environment.

Residential Pest Control

Tent fumigation may not be necessary to control localized termite infestations. Onstar provides local spot treatments with non-repellent termiticides like Termidor. These treatments spread through the colony like a virus, stopping termites where they start.

Local Spot Treatment