Termites are one of the most destructive insects in the industry. Keep an eye out for them and take the threat seriously. They often swarm in warm, damp weather, and look for open spaces to settle in. If you see a few droppings or pellets, call your local exterminator. Do not wait! As a remodeling contractor on Finish Carpentry in San Diego, we have been paid thousands of dollars to do repairs that if the homeowner would have addressed the issue sooner, they could have saved money. The average cost of the work we have performed in the last 90 days, mostly finish carpentry has been about $5,000.00 per job. One customer paid over $7,000.00 to have a 15 foot by 12 foot window replaced because the trim around the window had been eaten by termites.