Termite Control In Los Angeles, Orange & San Bernardino Counties
Southern California is home to two types of termites; drywood and subterranean. These termites can cause massive structural damage if left untreated.
Drywood Termites: Drywood termites get their name because they live only in dry wood and require no connection to soil. Drywood termites are often introduced to a structure during their swarming season, which in California, can be a couple times a year or more, depending on dry weather cycles. These termites enter structures through cracks, knotholes or joints in the wood. They also bore into the wood, weakening structures from the outside. These termites can be identified by their smooth, clean holes in wood structures and “kick out” holes, where small piles of wood shavings collect. Drywood termites are best treated with Termidor, Foam treatments, Fumigation, Borate and Timbor. We also recommend chemical free Heat treatments, which can be localized and applied as a spot treatment. Learn more about drywood termite removal.
Subterranean Termites: Subterranean termites are the most widespread and destructive termite found in the US. These termites construct tunnels through soil to wood buried in the ground, or wood that is in direct contact with the ground. They require the soil to be moist or to have a source of water near by. They cause massive damage by weakening structural foundations and in some cases, can require a home or business owner to rebuild the structure or relay a slab. Subterranean termites are best treated with Altriset, Termidor, foam treatments and soil treatments. Learn more about subterranean termite control.
What To Look For
Most termite species live underground. They seek moisture and position themselves near or underneath the foundation of your home. Common signs of an infestation include:
Kick Out Holes - As termites tunnel through wood, they use kick out holes to discard fecal pellets and frass.
Pellets - Termites remove waste as they tunnel, creating small mounds of fecal pellets underneath kick out holes.
Mud Tubes - These pencil-width paths lead from the nest to your home. Check the surrounding land, outer foundation wall, any crawl spaces and your basement.
Swarms - Reproductive termites will swarm primarily between spring and early summer depending on location. Check for this type of termite and the wings they shed. Shed wings can often be found near windowsills, as winged termites are attracted to light.
Conducive Conditions - Termites are attracted to certain conditions that help assist their development. Look for wood in direct contact with soil, and high moisture in and around your home. Correct these conditions to prevent further termite entry into your home.
Weakened Wood - Long, thin cracks and sagging can mean wood has been hollowed out by termites.
Whole Structure Treatment
The state of California has only approved heat treatments and fumigation as primary treatments for Drywood termites. Local treatments can eliminate isolated infestations of termites, but for complete control we offer heat treatments and full struture fumigation. After inspection, your technician will advise you of all wood destroying pest findings and determine which types of treatments are the best solution to control your infestation.
Non-repellent termiticides stop subterranean termite feeding within hours of exposure. The first termites to come into contact with the treatment are exposed through contact and ingestion and carry it to the colony on their bodies to affect other unexposed termites. Delayed toxicity means exposed termites that have stopped feeding can still walk, groom and aggregate in groups for an extended period of time, allowing treatment to further spread among colony members. Non-repellent termiticies controls termites in less than three months and provides long-lasting residual structural protection.
Pest Innovations offers free Termite Inspections to home owners, HOAs, Property Management and business owners and there is a nominal fee for Escrow Termite Reports. We also offer yearly termite treatment control services. For more information about our termite treatments, call today!
Both termites swarm in the Los Angeles area all year long. We offer a 2 year warranty on all whole-structure termite treatments. To prevent termites from returning, we also offer continuing protection plans. A technician will regularly inspect to your property for termites and apply preventative treatments where neccessary.
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Lin O. Los Angeles, California
Great service from a team that is amazing! Fair rates, detailed services but most of friendly. I had a termite problem in my livingroom, George explained to me that we can have the affected area treated without having to tent the whole house and at a very reasonable price. The tech came over and treated the area locally, neatly and quickly. I am very satisfied with their services and will continue refering them to my friends. Thanks again George.
Needed a trustworthy company to educate me on the best non toxic option for getting rid of the termites inside my garage. So glad I found Pest Innovations. George took a lot of time answering my questions on the phone and helping me decide how to proceed. I ended up deciding on heat treatment. Armando came here and did the inspection and explained what would happen on the day the work was done. The guys came today (on time) and did the job. I was really stressing about having this work done, but they had a great attitude and made the entire experience less stressful for me.They were very conscientious about removing things from my garage and insulating things that could not be removed (such as my sprinklers timer for my garden), so nothing would be damaged by the heat, and they returned everything to its rightful place in the garage before they left.Great job guys! Thank you.