Orange County Termite Inspection & Treatment
Pest Control Service For Termites In Orange County,CA
AFFORDABLE TERMITE CONTROL
What has six legs, two sets of wings, and can take down a house? No, it’s not a creature from a Tim Burton movie. Termites are no joke, which is why we’re here to help. With over 25 years of experience in serving the Southern California area, our licensed professionals at Affordable Termite Control Services are ready and waiting to help you with your pest control needs.
While you may be familiar with the damage that termites can do, what you may not know is that there are different types of termites, and each type requires a different form of treatment. To determine what type of treatment you need and where your pesky pests are located, we offer free inspections with no commitment required on your part. If it is found that drywood termites are at fault for the damage in your home, we offer the following treatments
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When you get the news that you have drywood termites staying in your home, your initial reaction may be to want to bomb (bug bomb, that is) your home to eradicate it of any living thing. However, we like to start with a much less invasive and more effective method of local treatment. The first thing to know about drywood termites is that they are named as such because they don’t require rotting or damp wood to survive in the way that dampwood termites do. In addition, they can thrive in wood without the need for much water, soil, or anything else. Because of this, they are excellent stowaways that can enter your home by some pretty unexpected methods. All they need to bore into wood is a small opening or nook. These openings can even be as innocuous as wooden joints or sections under a roof. Another fun surprise is that they can easily live within wooden furniture and enter your home in that new table you got a great deal on at a yard sale. (ePest Supply, n.d.)
As you can see, these are hearty little things, which is why you need an effective treatment that reaches them at their source. Identifying them is an important factor in knowing how and where to treat them. A telltale sign of drywood termites is frass pellets. Because they need room for their nests when boring into wood, they create holes where they kick their droppings out of the nests to provide ample space for their colonies, leaving mysterious piles around as their calling card. (ePest Supply, n.d.)
If you live in a region that is particularly prone to termites and termite damage, an inspection should be a regularly occurring activity for you, as these pests can do devastating amounts of damage in under two years. The best way to keep your beautiful home from becoming another victim of these vermin is prevention and immediate treatment. If you believe that you may be at risk of infestation or you think that there may already be something wiggling in the woodwork, contact us for a free home inspection, and one of our licensed inspectors will come out, identify problem areas, and go over which service we think may be the best for your particular situation.
Once you’ve had the termites removed from your home, you may be wondering what the next step is. Before you sit down and heave a sigh of relief, thinking that all of your problems are solved, it’s important to remember that, just as quickly as they were removed, termites can make a comeback like you’ve never seen. One particularly vulnerable area for this is the attic. Because it’s not a place in your home that you reside in on a regular basis, this makes it a peaceful and cozy place for them to hole up in, and there are usually plenty of excellent hiding places. The love to hide behind walls, and can leave traces that, to the untrained eye, may just appear to be water damage. Our experts, however, know to look for signs of things like drywall that is discolored and sagging, as well as wood damage that may otherwise go unnoticed.
When we come out to your home while it’s fun to come in with guns a-blazin’, we know that this is a stressful time and we try to leave your home as untouched as possible, so you aren’t left dealing with a huge mess after we’ve gone. Termites are incredibly destructive and can do major property damage, and if you’ve already suffered from their effects, the last thing you need is for someone to come in and cause a need for more maintenance and repairs within your home.
If you’re looking for a preventative measure for wooden areas such as your attic or lumber that is exposed, our licensed technicians may decide that Timbor preventative is the best solution for your needs. This can be utilized on structures that you want to have a preventative for, or items that are under construction and exposed, requiring extra care. When we come in with our termite rigs, we come prepared, with treatment tanks that can tackle any area, no matter the size.
If you’re wondering what Timbor is, it’s a special type of termiticide that is a termiticide, insecticide, fungicide, and wood preservative all rolled into one! Its special talent is protecting wood such as lumber from fungal decay and treating it to prevent termites from inhabiting it. Its powder comes from an ingredient called disodium octaborate tetrahydrate. This compound is a good choice in that it provides protection over a long period of time with no known termite resistance. It does not break down, ensuring that its effects are long-lasting. In addition, it can be drawn deeper into the surface it’s applied to over time so that it is truly protecting the wood from the inside-out. When it is sprayed onto the surface that needs to be treated, it goes down into the fibers of the wood and coats it to protect and preserve it from insects and fungi. The best part is that the disodium octaborate tetrahydrate does not deteriorate over time, so it will provide protection to the treated area for a long time to come. (DoMyOwn, n.d.)
Slab Pressure Treatment
Subterranean termites build nests and mud tubes from dirt, and as such, may look like a big wet spot on the wood when they first begin to form a colony. Between their mud tubes and pellets, they can be fairly easy to identify. However, they can also cause catastrophes of epic proportions. Unlike drywood termites, they go for softer wood, typically wood that has been exposed to moisture or rot. While they are more particular than drywood termites, when they colonize, they do so in a big way, causing major destruction and wreaking havoc on your home and structures, because they are extremely aggressive and can spread within a few days. How do Termites Spread? (Stluka, 2017)
Sources and Authors - Last Edited: July 2018
How To Kill And Get Rid Of Drywood Termites. (n.d.). Retrieved May 12, 2018, from http://www.epestsupply.com/drywood_termites.php#.WvdmSS_MygR
Stluka, Terry. How do Termites Spread? Do Termites Infest & Eat Wood in Homes Fast? (April 21, 2017). Retrieved May 12, 2018, from http://mytermitetreatmentcosts.com/how-do-termites-spread/
Timbor. (n.d.). Retrieved May 12, 2018, from https://www.domyown.com/timbor-a-205.html