Termite Fumigation

Termite Tenting

Termite Tent Fumigation In Los Angeles

Also serving Orange county, San Fernando Valley, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties

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.

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Termite Fumigation

Fumigation is a very thorough method of removing drywood termites from a structure. Before the service, we will begin with a full inspection of your property to determine the scope of the infestation. If fumigation is recommended, we will schedule a time that works best for you. The whole process takes approximately 3 days and will require you to prep your home before we can begin the tenting process. While your home is securely tented, fumigants will be pumped into the structure which will penetrate all areas termites live. After the fumigation is complete, we will need to remove the tent and air out the home before you can return. Fumigation is a guaranteed service that will keep your home termite free for up to 2 years.

Each year, about 100,000 fumigations are conducted in California. Costs for termite control and repair of damage from drywood termites in California exceeds $300 million annually and are projected to increase! Scientists have shown that fumigation is a reliable and complete method for elimination of infestations of drywood termites and other pests such as wood-destroying beetles and bed bugs. Products like Vikane and Zythor are preferred for fumigation in southern California because they leave no residue behind after the tenting process has ended.

Fumigation Preparation

It is your responsibility to help prepare your home for the fumigation. Taking the following steps prior to fumigation helps ensure its success, resulting in the elimination of drywood termites from your home. The day before fumigation, water and cut back foliage, shrubbery and landscaping at least 18 inches from the structure to allow room for the tarps.

  • On the day of fumigation:
  • - Remove all plants from your home, including those on outdoor patios.
  • - Evacuate all people and pets from the structure.
  • - Remove mattresses completely enveloped in plastic, such as baby mattresses with waterproof covers, or remove the covers themselves.
  • - Remove or double-bag any food, feed, drugs and medicinals in special Nylofume bags your fumigator provides. You do not need to bag or remove items in plastic, glass, or metal bottles, cans or jars with the original manufacturer’s airtight seal intact.
  • - Seal the Nylofume bags one at a time by twisting the tops, or folding down and sealing with tape, twisty ties, string or rubber bands. DO NOT TIE BAGS IN A KNOT. Your fumigator can provide special instructions on proper bagging procedures for you.
  • - Double-bag cold and frozen foods and leave them in the refrigerator and freezer to make it easier to stack the bags inside.
  • - Be sure to remove or double-bag anything that will be ingested (medicine, spices, etc.)
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Signs Of Termite Activity

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:

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Kick Out Holes - As termites tunnel through wood, they use kick out holes to discard fecal pellets and frass.

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Pellets - Termites remove waste as they tunnel, creating small mounds of fecal pellets underneath kick out holes.

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Weakened Wood - Long, thin cracks and sagging can mean wood has been hollowed out by termites.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Termite Inspection

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!

Termite Inspection

Termite Warranty

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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Get Rid Of Your Pests Today

Pest Innovations is happy to customize a regularly scheduled service for your home based on your needs and budget. We offer weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly services. If you’re interested in our residential pest control services, call Pest Innovations today!

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