Termites, including dry wood termites, subterranean termites, damp wood termites, and Formosan termites, are highly organized, social insects with the potential to wreak havoc on homes and structures. They all share a common trait: a voracious appetite for cellulose-rich materials, primarily wood, which can lead to extensive damage if left unchecked. In San Diego, as in many other parts of the United States, the most prevalent culprits responsible for infestations in homes are subterranean termites. These termites are known for building their nests underground and creating mud tunnels to access their food sources, often targeting the wooden structural components within houses. Their relentless nature allows them to remain hidden for extended periods, underscoring the importance for homeowners in the San Diego area to maintain vigilance and proactively protect their properties against these destructive pests.