Understand Termites for the Best Termite Control
The two common types of termites in Southern California are Drywood Termites and Subterranean Termites. Both types of termites can cause serious structural damage to your home or commercial building. As soon as you spot signs of a termite infestation, contact a termite control company immediately.
As a first step for termite control, we send a licensed termite specialist to your home or office to conduct a termite inspection. As part of the termite inspection, we prepare a WDO report (also known as a termite damage report) that identifies, locates, and provides recommendations for the best termite control.
Drywood termites can cause significant structural damage to your home. Signs of drywood termite infestations include small piles of pellets or “frass,” which can resemble saw dust. Another common termite infestation indicator is spotting a termite swarmer. A drywood termite swarmer resembles a flying ant-like creature with a red head. Termite swarmers can be found flying around the interior or exterior of your home, typically near windows or sliding glass doors. Often, drywood termites are found swarming during the fall season.
Alternative to Termite Fumigation: Termite heat treatment is just one alternative to fumigation (or termite tenting). Termite heat treatment is a green termite control method that is highly effective and does not require your family or pets to leave the house. Termite heat treatment is a popular choice for termite control for drywood termites.
Read more about drywood termites, termite prevention, termite inspection and termite control for drywood termite infestations.
Subterranean termites come from the ground and travel up concrete slabs and foundations to enter your home. Subterranean termites cause widespread damage to homes and office buildings. By the time you see subterranean termites, the infestation could very easily have been established in your residence for 3-5 years.
Signs of subterranean termites include small mud tube or tunnels that travel up from the foundation of your house or building, or on exterior or interior walls. Other signs of a subterranean termite infestation include spotting a termite swarmer. Typically, subterranean termites swarm during the spring season.
Termite Control Services Recommendation: A soil treatment is an appropriate termite control treatment for this termite species.
Read more about subterranean termites, termite prevention, termite inspection and termite control for subterranean termite infestations.
Termite fumigation is a whole home termite control treatment that involves covering the home or building with a tent. There are a number of misconceptions about termite tent fumigation. When administered professionally and responsibly by a termite control specialist, termite fumigation can be a wise choice. The termite fumigation process involves tenting the area and administering an odorless, non-residual gas. This means that the gas does not cling on furniture, carpets, walls, bedding, or any other part of your home. The gas stays in the tented area for 24 hours. Then a termite specialist releases the gas. With termite fumigation, homeowners must leave their house for two nights and three days. Our termite specialists guarantee re-entry into your home by noon the third day.
Tent fumigation for termites is one of two whole structure termite control treatment. It addresses the entire home, keeping you safe from termites and the damage they cause. Once the gas is gone, the gas is gone. And so are the termites.
With certain types of termite infestations, termite tent fumigation might be not just the best termite control choice, but the only termite control choice. In cases in which termite infestations reach inaccessible areas or are past the treatable stages because of the size and age of the colony, then our termite specialist needs to come in and fumigate for termite extermination.
Local Termite Control Treatments / Spot Treatments for Termite Control
Localized termite control treatments can include wood injection and topical application of termite control treatments for termite extermination
Depending on the type and the severity of your termite infestation, spot treatments can lead to complete termite eradication.
Termite Heat Treatment
For drywood termite infestations, heat treatment is a green termite control solution. A whole area treatment such as an attic, termite heat treatment can eliminates termite infestations without the use of chemicals and gasses.
As a termite company, our termite control specialists perform heat treatments for termite control to treat areas by heating up the interior of the wood to about 135 degrees and holding it at that high temperature for one hour. A termite heat treatment is a safe, chemical-free termite elimination option that allows you and your pets to remain in your home while we take care of your termite problem. Heat treatment can be the best termite control choice for limited disruption with maximum results.
Orange Oil Termite Treatment
Orange oil termite treatment, and affordable termite control solution is available for localized treatment method. Orange oil termite treatment is a green termite control choice.
Termite Damage Repair
For structural repairs that are required because of termite infestation, Knockout Pest Control & Termite customers have a unique advantage because we have an experienced Licensed General Contractor that leads a team of skilled carpenters and tradesmen to provide structural repair services.
Our team is well equipped to perform small wood repair jobs like replacing a simple length of fascia. We are also able to take care of larger structural repairs necessitated by termite damage, like custom deck rebuilds and complete rebuild of structures.
Structural wood replacement and termite damage repair can involve multiple trades, including roof repair, painting, and stucco. At Knockout Pest Control & Termite Control we are equipped to provide professional and flawless repairs. Our repairs are not noticeable because we restore your home or building to its original condition.
In addition to helping to achieve flawless repairs, our termite damage repair professionals custom match existing paint, so after we prime the wood repairs we can paint them to match your house. We guarantee that Knockout Pest Control & Termite wood replacement and structural repairs will be performed correctly. Termite wood damage repair undergoes an inspection and is signed off on by our own in-house general contractor.