Inspection & Control
Termites eat wood, so they can cause tremendous structural
damage to your home if left unchecked. A typical homeowner's insurance policy does not cover destruction caused by termites,
even though they cause over 1 billion dollars in damage to homes throughout the United States each year. Our inspection and
treatment program can help you understand the threat of termites and take the necessary steps to protect your home.
You can’t assume your home is termite-free just because you’ve
never seen them – they only swarm once or twice a year, and you might miss it! Your pest management professional will
inspect your home or business, looking for the tell-tale signs of termite infestation. The inspection will take place in five
main areas: the exterior, the interior, the attic, below-ground areas like basement or crawl spaces, and the outlying storage
and garage areas. Some of the things we look for are:
- Mud tubes built for traveling above ground
- Damaged or hollow-sounding wood
- Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper
- Piles of small wings
- Other specific termite indicators
Attention Realtors and
We offer Real Estate
transfer Termite Inspections and Reports.
specializes in working with realtors. We understand the demands put on realtors, so we always try to work with your timelines
to get an inspection, re-inspection, and/or any necessary work completed by the close of escrow.
We are highly
qualified and licensed, and continue to learn the newest and best technology to help them locate and eliminate your pest problems.
Your complete satisfaction is our #1 goal!
- One-day Turnaround Time on Reports
- Fast and Personal Service
- Friendly and Efficient Office Staff
and Professional Inspectors
- Reasonable Rates
Subterranean Termite Treatments
Once the termites have been located and the extent of their activity
is determined, the question of why they are present here will be addressed. Often, moisture plays a big part.
If water or a plumbing leak is discovered – or if bad ventilation, faulty grading or other problems are suspected –
your pest management professional will recommend steps to correct them. Next the Termidor treatment will begin. Termidor is
a liquid, applied with water, and the most effective way of spreading it is through small trenches, dug along the foundation
line of your home. Any voids that have been discovered during the inspection are also treated, along with cracks and expansion
joints in concrete, partition walls, utility pipe entrances and exterior wood features like flower boxes. The entire Termidor
treatment is typically completed in a day or less. There is no drying time and no odor. All treatments carry a one year warranty
and the property becomes bonded. Bonds are transferable in ownership at no additional cost to the customer and renewable for
a fee on the anniversary of the original treatment.
Subterranean Termite Pre-Treatments for New Construction
Save time and money. Our termite pre-treatments with
Bora-Care eliminates termites and construction delays. The Pre-treatment is applied during the dried-in phase of construction
directly to the wood and concrete on walls, sub floors, sill plates, piers, expansion joints, as well as around pipe chases
and plumbing. Builders no longer have to coordinate schedules among the sub-contractors, saving valuable time. In addition,
soil treatments require application to the dry ground after the footers are dug, but Bora-Care does not. This keeps Pre-treatment
related weather delays from ever being a factor. With soil pretreats, workers are required to vacate the premises until the
application is complete and dry- reducing productivity and negatively affecting construction schedules. With Bora-Care your
crew or sub-contractors can continue working during the Pre-treatment process.
Better for the environment.
When you pre-treat wood and concrete with Bora-Care, that’s all you treat. With soil treatments, hundreds of gallons
of pesticides are pumped directly into the ground. Bora-Care, however is applied directly to either wood or concrete and that
is where it stays. Bora-Care can even be used on lakeside homes. As the pest management industry becomes more environmentally
conscious our pre-treatments with Bora-Care continues to be the prime choice for those looking to protect our delicate surroundings.
Subterranean termites are extremely destructive. First they build tunnels
to wooden structures, and then they burrow into those structures to obtain food. Any wood or cellulose-containing material
constitutes termite food, and given time to do so, they’ll eat until nothing is left but a shell. Termites avoid light
and air, so they build their colonies where you’re not likely to stumble upon them.
Is it a termite
or an ant?
On the off chance you do see them, remember that it’s easy to confuse termites with ants. Fortunately,
there are features that distinguish them.
Ants || Termites
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- two sets of wings (one wing is longer than the other)
- two sets of wings (same size)
The art and science of fumigation is highly specialized
and technical in nature, requiring a great deal of skill, knowledge and experience for successful and safe usage. Fumigation
is the act of introducing a fumigant into a residential or commercial structure which has been previously wrapped in tarpaulins
to contain the fumigant in such a manner that it disperses quickly and acts on the target organism in the gaseous or vapor
state. An important factor affecting the action of fumigants is the phenomenon known as sorption. This term is used to describe
the uptake of the gaseous fumigant resulting from the attraction and retention of the fumigant by solid materials such as
wood. Fumigants penetrate cracks, crevices, and pores in wood. Their ability to penetrate and fill all voids makes them ideally
suited for control of structural pests other types of pest control products cannot reach. Spot treatments of liquids, granules
and dusts are commonly used for combating pests, but are limited in their ability to reach the target sites or pest harborages.
Aerosols, smokes, mists and fogs which are suspensions of particulate matter in air, also have their placed in pest control,
but are not fumigants. Such formulations are deposited on the outer surfaces of treated materials with little or no
Common Fumigation Target Pests
On Site Vault Fumigations
Do you have something other than a structure that
is infested? You can now bring your furniture, piano, antique vehicle, mattresses or wood carvings to our on site Fumigation