Termite Pest Control Services
Having your home inspected for termites and other wood destroying organisms is the first step for protecting your home from the damage caused by these organisms. To schedule a termite inspection call 805-548-8990. You’ll receive an inspection report and a written estimate so that you have the information you need to make an educated decision about the right approach for your property. To learn more about termite inspections click here.
Localized Termite Treatments
Localized termite treatments can be effective if your property has a few small areas of drywood termite infestations as long as those areas are accessible to treatment. It’s important to administer localized treatments before the infestation spreads throughout the structure and causes a lot of damage. Wait too late and fumigation becomes necessary.
Subterranean Termite Control
As the name suggests, Subterranean Termites live in the soil and enter your home through earth to wood contact, cracks in the foundation, or by building mud tubes that reach up to the wood of the structure. Termites forage through the soil hundreds of feet from the site of the their nest.
Infestations are often found near plumbing, water heaters, floor heaters, wall heaters, or fireplaces because Subterranean Termites are attracted by moisture leaks and heat. If a Subterranean Termite infestation is located on your property, we recommend application of Termidor (fipronil). The social behavior of termites spreads the Termidor and leads to total colony control within a matter of weeks.
If your home or structure has several areas of termite infestation or if an area of infestation cannot be reached for treatment, tent fumigation is the recommended solution. The treatment involves using canvas tarps to cover and seal the structure before introducing Vikane Gas Fumigant (Sulphuryl fluoride) into the structure. The gas penetrates the wood to eliminate the Drywood Termites within the structure.
The Fumigation Process
The fumigation crew covers the structure with tarps and secures the tarps with “sand snakes” placed at the foundation of the structure and other areas as needed to contain the fumigant.
A licensed fumigator ensures the removal of food, drugs, plants, people and pets and makes sure that doors and drawers are left open.
The crew secures entryways and posts warning signs.
The fumigator applies warning agent and introduces fumigant into the tented structure.
Fumigant is contained within the tented structure for a predetermined period of time.
The crew removes the tarps from the structure.
The licensed fumigator opens all windows and doors and uses fans to aerate the structure.
The crew again secures the property with secondary locks and warning signs.
Once the structure had been allowed to aerate for the proper period of time, the licensed fumigator uses equipment to sample the air from the living spaces of the structure.
When the fumigator determines that it is safe to return to the structure, the secondary locks and warning signs are removed and a Re-Entry Notice is placed on the front door.
Termite Damage Repair
If the termite inspection discovers damage on your property due to wood destroying organisms, we’ll be happy to provide you with a bid to repair the damage for you. We have two repair crews led by licensed contractors with extensive experience in this type of work.
To request a repair bid call 805-548-8990