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Aardvark Termite Control

Aardvark Termite ControlWe’re Your Termite Professionals
Serving Lake and Mendocino Counties, California
At Aardvark Termite Control, we understand that termites need to be taken care of promptly. On our site, you will find information on the major aspects of termite control, for all types of properties. You’ll also learn why it is critically important to choose the right company to protect your valuable property.

Immediate Help
We’re available for your termite control problems. We understand that a termite infestation is an unexpected problem and needs to be taken care of right away. Our company also understands that they are a concern to you due to the enormous damage they can do to your property and grounds. It’s our goal to help you address your concern as soon as possible.

Effective Treatments
We have a vested interest in providing a safe, environmentally conscious, cost-effective solution for your termite problems. We will never provide a treatment based on popularity or price, which will not solve a termite control problem.
Our termite control specialists have the training, experience, and the tools to assure protection and elimination of this destructive pest.. Additionally, we’re experts at the proper, safe methods of selecting and applying all termite-control chemicals. The application of pesticides alone will accomplish little without other non-chemical strategies.
Call Aardvark Termite Control to see why we’re your termite control specialists!

About Us

We at Aardvark Termite Control are professional and seasoned termite control experts who have inspected and treated thousands of properties over the past 26 years. We offer services for both residential and commercial properties in California’s Lake and Mendocino counties. Owner James Smith has worked in the industry for over 26 years and founded Aardvark Termite Control 14 years ago. He is committed to the environment and is very familiar with termites in our service area and knows what to expect. Aardvark Termite Control specializes in termite inspections, repair, and treatments. We focus on branch 3 wood destroying insects, including fumigations and baiting systems.
We are members of the PCOC (Pest Control Operators of California), Golden State Pest Control Association, and are licensed through the Structural Pest Control Board.
Proper professional evaluation yields a strategic plan that can control termites indefinitely. The plan might include intense preliminary treatment, followed by regular ongoing service customized for the property, or at least an annual inspection. We offer maintenance plans when our baiting system service is used.
Because termites and their damage are not always easily visible, many prudent property owners are insisting on preventive control inspection as a regular part of their home and commercial maintenance.
We have a vested interest in providing a safe, environmentally conscious, cost-effective solution for your termite problems. Aardvark Termite Control will never provide a treatment based on popularity or price, which will not solve this insidious attack. We have many years of special training and experience, and the right tools to assure protection.
What distinguishes Aardvark Termite Control from other termite control firms? We know the industry inside out and are well-known, thorough, professional, and reliable specialists. We’re committed to continuing education, up-to-date technology, and researching new products and techniques.
Much of our business is from word-of-mouth referrals given by satisfied customers, which means a great deal. We are patient, personable, enjoy educating our clients, and are totally conscientious and careful.
Our dedication to you and our wish to see you safe and comfortable in your environment are unparalleled—call us today to find out for yourself why Aardvark Termite Control is your termite control specialist!!

Why Hire a PCOC Member?

  • PCOC members are held accountable to follow PCOC’s best management practices
  • PCOC members are held accountable to follow PCOC’s standards of ethics.
  • PCOC members are required to participate in PCOC’s arbitration where applicable.
  • PCOC members are kept up to date in the latest developments in technology, laws, regulations and standards of practice here in California.
  • PCOC members invest time and money into improving their own professionalism and the professionalism of the industry.

Our Services

Aardvark Termite Control will inspect your home, advise you about effective treatments, and then get the job done.

Termite Inspection and Control

Termites can cause costly damage to the wooden structures of a building. We’re trained and certified in termite detection and elimination.
We always inspect for wood-boring beetles, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees, including conditions conducive to earth-to-wood contact, plumbing leaks, and moisture conditions.

Areas of structure include:

  • Interior: bathroom, laundry room, kitchen, areas adjacent to doorways, and windows
  • Exterior: roof eaves, siding/trim, areas adjacent to windows, areas close to the ground, decks, porches, and patios
  • Sub-Area/Basement: flooring wood members, supports, ventilation, moisture conditions, and plumbing leaks


Aardvark Termite Control has a large repair crew. You can be sure that you are getting comprehensive repair service. We specialize in sub-structure repairs, deck/porches, roof eaves, bathroom floors, showers and other phases of repair.


We will utilize a variety of treatments to ensure that your pest problem is effectively taken care of. Rest assured, our treatments are safe for pets and people.
Some of the treatments we offer include:

  • drill and treat for slab construction
  • conventional trench treating
  • localized treatments using borites.
  • orange oil for drywood termites
  • termite baiting systems
  • fumigations
  • various other preventative measures to avoid infestations and/or infections

Foundation Retrofits

Termite Facts

A typical homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover destruction caused by termites, even though they cause over 1 billion dollars in damage to homes throughout the United States each year. It’s important that homeowners understand the threat of termites, and take the necessary steps to protect their homes.

Why should you worry?
Subterranean termites are extremely destructive. First they build tunnels to wooden structures, and then they burrow into those structures to obtain food. Any wood or cellulose-containing material constitutes termite food, and given time to do so, they’ll eat until nothing is left but a shell.

How do you know you have a termite problem?
You can’t assume your home is termite-free just because you’ve never seen them – they only swarm once or twice a year, and you might miss it!
You’re more likely to discover you have a termite problem by discovering the evidence they leave behind. If you encounter any of these signs, there’s a good chance termites are invading your home right now:

  • Mud tubes built for traveling above ground
  • Damaged or hollow-sounding wood
  • Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper
  • Small piles of sawdust
  • Piles of small wings

Of course, it’s possible you’ll miss every one of these signs as well – termites avoid light and air, so they build their colonies where you’re not likely to stumble upon them. The very best way to be sure you don’t have termites is to contact a licensed pest control professional to conduct a thorough inspection of your home.

How can I get rid of them?
With normal household pests, you can spray insecticides on them, poison their food, or buy a cat to scare them off. None of these methods work with termites – you need to have a trained professional put down a chemical soil treatment that works as a barrier. Fortunately, it’s a fairly inexpensive treatment. It is certainly much less expensive than letting the termites eat your home!

Treatment Methods/Chemical Choices:

  • Conventional soil treatment — subterranean termites
  • Borates — dry wood termites and wood-destroying beetles
  • Baiting — subterranean termites
  • Fumigations — wood-destroying beetles and dry wood termites
  • Natural orange oil — dry wood termite

Is it a termite or an ant?


  • thick waists
  • straight antennae
  • two sets of wings (same size)


  • bent antennae
  • narrow waists
  • two sets of wings (one set longer than the other)

For Realtors

Aardvark Termite Control has been proudly serving Lake and Mendocino Counties since 1985.
Our company specializes in working with realtors. We understand the demands put on realtors such as limited inspection periods and short escrow closing dates. We always try to work with your timelines to get an inspection, re-inspection, and any necessary repairs or treatments completed by the close of escrow.
Our goal is your satisfaction that we met your needs and did the job right!

Our inspectors are highly qualified and licensed by the state of California . They continuously attend various education classes, learning the newest and best technology to help them locate and eliminate your pest problems. We are also proud to offer an experienced repair crew to make sure that those difficult jobs get done right, the first time.
We are always glad to work with homeowners and help answer any questions they may have about repairs that they may want to do themselves. We also know that it can be difficult at times to find a contractor who can do certain kinds of termite and fungus damage construction. Lastly, Aardvark Termite Control understands that homeowners always have the choice of who they wish to hire for needed repairs.

  • Normal 24 to 48 Hour Turnaround Time on Reports
  • Fast and Personal Service
  • Friendly and Efficient Office Staff
  • Knowledgeable and Professional Inspectors
  • Experienced Repair Crew
  • Reasonable Rates

See our REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT page to order an inspection

For Home Owners

Aardvark Termite Control always offers free limited inspections to homeowners who suspect that they may have a termite problem.

One of our knowledgeable inspectors will come to your property to first determine what type of termite or other wood destroying pest that you may or may not have. We will then recommend the appropriate method of treatment needed. We will also give the homeowner advise on ways to prevent future infestations and other related problems.

Aardvark Termite Control understands that many homeowners prefer to make any necessary repairs themselves or use their own contractors. However, we also have experienced repair crew to do any needed repairs in a professional and timely manner so that you may have the peace of mind knowing that all repairs are done right the first time.

1. Always correct any moisture conditions.
2. Make sure your sub area/basement has proper ventilation.
3. Always correct all earth to wood contacts.
4. Keep all exterior surfaces painted or sealed.
5. Get a full termite inspection on your entire home.

See our REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT page to order an inspection

Termite Nest Under a House
Treatment Methods/Chemical Choices:

  • Conventional soil treatment — subterranean termites
  • Borates — dry wood termites and wood-destroying beetles
  • Baiting — subterranean termites
  • Fumigations — wood-destroying beetles and dry wood termites
  • Natural orange oil — dry wood termites

Employment Info

Aardvark Termite Control is a locally owned Company that prides itself in the highest Quality of Professionalism and Workmanship in the industry. Aardvark was built on a Reputation for Dependability and Trustworthiness. We are continuously seeking Reliable and Friendly
people who want to work for a fast growing yet family friendly company.

Termite Sales Inspector
Termite Repair Crewperson/Applicator

Termite Sales Inspector

This position is full time and may require some occasional overtime. Must be licensed as a Branch III Field Representative.

Duties Include:

  • Inspecting Homes and Commercial Buildings.
  • Writing Reports, Recommendations and Submitting Bids for Treatments and Repairs.
  • Coordinating work with repair crew.
  • Consulting directly with Homeowners, Buyers, Real Estate Agents and Contractors.

Termite Repair Crewperson/Applicator

This position is full time and may require some occasional overtime. Knowledgeable in carpentry skills.

Duties Include:

  • Repairing a variety of Structural Damage.
  • Other related and non-unrelated Job Duties.
  • Understanding of Local Building Codes.
  • SOME positions require chemical treating for wood destroying pest and organisms. (This position requires a Branch III Applicators License).

Contact Us

Aardvark Termite Control

James Smith, Founder/Owner

Two offices to service you.

4080 Main St.
P.O. Box 1453
Kelseyville, CA 95451


Fax: 707-279-1490

26301 Blueberry Hill Rd.
P.O. Box 2618
Fort Bragg, CA 95437



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