Attic Blast Treatment

Slab Pressure Treatment

 

Comparing drywood termites to subterranean termites is like comparing apples to oranges. While both are termites, and both enjoy dinners of the wood variety, that’s about as far as their similarities go. While drywood termites can thrive on little to no moisture or soil, water and mud are a subterranean termite’s most favorite things. Knowing the difference between the two is what determines how to most effectively treat these pesky disasters, and our licensed technicians can help find the best solution for your situation.

 

In order for subterranean termites to safely move to their food source, they do so by building mud tubes around themselves, leading to where they build their nests and ultimately destroy structures. When subterranean termites need to be exterminated, it isn’t enough to just spray and walk away. The termites ground around the attach area needs to be treated as well, otherwise you risk them escaping back to the soil, only to reappear once things have settled down a bit. In order to address this issue head-on, we offer slab pressure treatment. This is a treatment method where holes are drilled into the concrete slab in order to penetrate the soil below and reach the nests so that the soil is treated as well. This process is done in a pressurized manner so that the product we use is able to be fully distributed throughout the area, providing substantial coverage.

 

Preparing For Construction

 

If you know that construction is going to be taking place in the future, the best way to get ahead of the termite situation is to stop them before they can start. The number one goal in preventing subterranean termites from unleashing an attack is to create a barrier within the soil between their current living situations and the wood you are trying to prevent them from getting to. If you work with us to develop a treatment plan before construction begins, half the battle will be won already. This is where our slab pressure treatment can particularly come in handy.

 

When treatment is done to create a soil barrier, it must be done adjacent to the foundation of the area that needs to be protected in order for it to be fully effective. If the structure that is being treated has a deep basement, for example in the case of a basement home, the treatment must be administered while the fill soil is laid around the structure. One issue homeowners often run into with concrete slabs is that, over time, they will begin to shift away from the foundation of the home, which creates an opening just perfect for termites to bore into and begin their infestation. These slabs can have other areas that can be easy for the little guys to infiltrate, such as areas where plumbing is inserted, joints of construction, and so on. In this case, having that barrier at a horizontal angle is critical for prevention, in addition to treatment of the surrounding soil.

 

Affordable Termite Treats Drywood Termites

 

Just like with drywood termites, the best way to keep your house safe from subterranean termites is to prevent them from getting a foothold in your home to begin with. Some methods of prevention that you can do are to ensure that any form of wood that can rot easily or be prone to moisture such as roots, stumps, and other forms damp wood, are removed and the surrounding areas treated before any sort of building or construction takes place. Ensuring that there is a concrete slab in place to prevent any of the wood or housing frame from coming into contact with the soil is another important factor in preventing termites from entering your home. In addition, other things such as preventing dead pockets through proper ventilation are just a few ways that you can stop termites in their tracks before they become unwanted house guests.

 

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Affordable Termite Control

1710 N. Morningside Street
Orange, CA 92867
949-535-3939