Termite Control in Huntington Beach
Termite Treatment In Huntington Beach, CA
Affordable Termite Control’s location in Huntington Beach, CA provides all the services you would expect from a termite exterminator, with quality work at great prices and friendly, stress-free experience. Our Huntington Beach office was established to serve our local customers however you will find our trucks in the surrounding cities. When it comes to treating termites there are many options, some better than others. Many termite guys will offer you whatever works out best for them, we look after your interests first, make us your first call for all your Huntington Beach termite control needs!
Non-Toxic Termite Treatment & Fumigation Options
Many Southern Californian’s are concerned about health and safety which has given rise to the increase in the demand for non-toxic and natural termite control methods. Fortunately, manufacturers have met this demand and we offer the two best options currently on the market. The cost of treatment depends on many factors such as the size of the affected areas and the method used. Currently we offer:
- Bora Care
- Orange Oil
- Fumigation (aka termite tenting)
We have listed these in order of preference. Bora Care, in our experience, lasts the longest and provides a better all-round protection against re-infestation. Orange Oil termite treatment is well-known and a reasonably effective alternative to Bora Care, and is certainly less invasive than fumigating your property. Fumigation is the least attractive proposition as it requires you to move out of your property during the process. We reserve this option for the worst cases, where nothing else is viable.
Free Termite Inspection For Residential & Commercial Properties
If you are like many of our customers who are unsure if you even have termites living in your property, we invite you to take advantage of a FREE Inspection. We will provide a comprehensive assessment of your home or office and advise accordingly. Many of our clients schedule this service annually for peace of mind. We recommend this to avoid large bills for repairing or replacing damaged wood. Whether you need a termite inspection for Escrow purposes or a termite inspection for property management, it’s always free!
Local Termite Inspection For All Residential and Commercial Properties.
Full Termite Protection For Your Home. Attic Blast Provides Peace of Mind.
Our Experts Will Prevent Future Termite Damage To Your Home.
Preventative Termite Treatment For New Construction Or Post- Build.
Testimonials From Happy Customers
“Dennis is a first class guy. He made everything so easy. We wanted Orange Oil but once he educated us we took his recommendation. We have been termite-free for years.”
San Juan Capistrano
“Arrived on time and caused zero downtime for myself and my staff. An easy Highly Recommend.”
Fumigation Companies In Huntington Beach Are Not All Equal
Firstly, there is no such thing as cheap fumigation, and if there is, you should probably avoid it, after-all your home is likely your largest asset. As mentioned above, we do everything possible to avoid tenting for termites in the first place, but sometimes there is no other option. The cost of tenting will primarily be determined by the size of your property and it’s accessibility. Unlike many of our competitors who spend a fortune on advertising we prefer to rely on our reputation and reviews. Being in the industry since 1997, and one of the better known local companies you can be sure you are in good hands with Affordable Termite Control.
We understand fumigation is a headache you could do without whether it’s for your primary residence, a vacation home, rental property or your office building which is why we give you a fair price right away, we won’t be as cheap as “Joe Schmo” and we won’t gauge you on price. Working with a specialist termite company makes far more sense than hiring a generic pest control company and trusting a random stranger with your property. With us, you get the same service everyone else receives. For us it’s personal.
Too many homeowners to not pay attention to warnings to have their home regularly checked for termites, or they try and use the products sold in stores to treat the infestation. These are big mistakes, and within a short period of time a simple Huntington Beach termite control project can turn into a full scale fumigation nightmare.
Termite Damage Repair Huntington Beach
Termites can do a lot of damage to wood if left unchecked. Did you know they can raze a house to the ground, given enough time? Of course they rarely get the opportunity but without regular checking significant damage can occur. The only way to defend against termites is through regular inspections from a professional termite company. Unfortunately they don’t leave calling cards letting you know they’ve invaded your home until they’ve eaten away at your property.
We are experts in repairing termite damage in Huntington Beach because we get plenty of practice! We will always attempt to repair whatever wood they have been busy chewing on, unless you prefer to have it replaced, of course. We’ll cut away anything that’s in too bad shape, fill or cover up the gap and then sand it down and paint over to match your existing woodwork. You can be sure that the area will look good as new and nobody will ever know they (or we) were there!
Don’t forget that termite damage is not limited to the extremities of your property such as doors, windows, soffits and eaves. They regularly find homes in fences, pergolas and other wooden structures close to your house. From there they spread into your property. Be sure to visually check areas that have peeling paint or are out of the line of sight because it’s just possible they are lurking there already.
Dampwood termites are found in damp or rotten wood so they are more easily identified by people looking for obvious signs of termites. Drywood termites are so-called because as the name suggests they live in dry conditions. They need little water or soil to be able to survive. This makes them more sinister and dangerous. Homeowners can be forgiven for introducing termites into their home by taking home a piece of furniture from a yard sale or thrift store. Drywood termites are definitely more of a pest than their cousins because they need the tiniest hole in order to gain access into the wood, so pretty much everywhere on a property is susceptible.
Frass (drywood termite droppings) are a sure sign of the presence of termite activity. To make room for their nests as they burrow into your wood they will drill a hole and push their droppings out. If you see evidence of frass you should contact us right away. Treating them at the source is essential in eradicating them before they spread further. Local termite treatment such as injecting the walls is always preferable than a full scale evacuation for tenting.
The Termite Inspection Process
When looking for an exterminator in Huntington Beach you will come across many ads and alternatives. The most important criteria should be hiring the best termite company rather than the cheapest. You simply don’t want to cut corners when it comes to termites. We perform a thorough inspection of your entire property, including outbuildings such as garages and sheds, the soil and of course your attic. When it comes to termites it’s important to inspect everywhere, inside, outside and underneath and this is where hiring a random pest control company can be a problem. Hire a local termite treatment company like Affordable Termite Control – Huntington Beach.
Types of Termite Treatment
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.
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.
Timbor Treatment For New Construction
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.
Huntington Beach – Did You Know?
Huntington Beach is located south of Long Beach and slightly north of Newport Beach and is located in the County of Orange, California. Most locals know Huntington Beach by it’s colloquial name “Surf City”, the name itself is pretty much self-explanatory – as you might expect it is derived from the excellent surfing conditions found there. Likely the most famous landmark is Huntington Beach Pier, complete with a Ruby’s Diner overlooking the Pacific. If you are into surfing history then the International Surfing Museum is worth a visit. If wildlife is your thing then Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is also worth checking out. Huntington Central Park is a great place for families to hang out with almost 350 acres available for the public to use! The City Gym & Pool on Palm Avenue provides inexpensive workout facilities 6 days per week. The Zip Codes for the city are 92605, 92615, 92646, 92647, 92648, and 92649.