Termite Inspections & Treatments
TYPES OF TERMITES
Swarmers (winged termites) are dark brown in color with smokey-black wings that have black veins, approximately 7/16 of an inch long and have red-brown head and thorax. Nymphs are off-white in color with yellow-brown heads. Soldiers have reddish-brown heads with large mandibles and light colored bodies.
Reproductive swarms are triggered by light, moisture and warmth, usually after a rain (like subterranean termites). They need no earth wood contact other than natural moisture in the wood. Nymphs begin working after hatching, serving as worker castes. They molt 7 times to become either adult, reproductive's or soldiers. Fecal pellets have 6 grooves and are slightly less that 1/16 of an inch long and very even with a “sand-like” appearance.
When temperature, humidity and light are optimal, swarmers like these may be found in areas like windowsills, light fixtures, bathrooms, kitchens and other areas in your home. These dead swarmers may be an indication that there are significant infestation(s) and termite damage in your home. Ask your inspector about treatment methods for these voracious pests
Termites are unique insects. Unlike most insects, they live in large colonies and feed on wood. This ability to consume wood makes them among the most important structural insect pests in the United States. There is no question that the thought of thousands of hungry insects consuming the structure of your house is frightening. Fortunately, you can take steps to make sure your house is not damaged by termites.
Next you will need to determine which termite is causing your problem, because managing different types of termites requires different techniques. Subterranean termites are one of three types of termites found in the Southern California Area. They are small, require moist soil or construct shelter tubes from the soil to above ground wood. The tubes are made of soil mixed with bits of wood or termite fecal matter, and are not made by other common termites.
These termites live in the soil and must maintain contact with the ground or some other moisture source to survive. The build earthen tubes from the ground into the structure for protection from predators and to help maintain a moist environment.
OUR TERMITE INSPECTION & REPAIR SERVICES
Wood Damage Repair Service
Our expert carpenters can repair damage caused by termites and dry-rot. We will repair your home with the highest quality workmanship possible. We replace the wood correctly. We do not use fix-all to mask the damage like many other companies. We will color-match and paint the new lumber at no additional cost. Unlike most contractors, we will pre-treat the new lumber before we paint it to insure there is no future infestation possible in the newly replaced wood.
Subterranean Termite Treatment
Liquid termiticides are applied completely around a structure with a concrete slab foundation and underneath a structure with a raised foundation. The perimeter of the foundation is trenched if there is dirt and drilled if there is concrete around the structure. We only use Termidor SC which is proven to be the most effective termicide for subterranean termites. If the subterranean termites are also found inside of wall voids, we will also provide a termidor foam wall treatment to insure all of the subterranean are eradicated.
When you think in terms of total elimination, think in terms of Pacific Termite's fumigation services. Fumigation is the ultimate in termite elimination services. We can provide you with the most cost effective way to achieve a termite free environment
Orange Oil XT - 2000
Orange Oil Plus is a naturally occurring oil derived from orange rinds. It contains the active ingredient d - limone. When injected into the termite galleries, Orange Oil kills termites and their eggs on contact. If a termite eats wood that has been treated with Orange Oil, they will also die. Orange Oil has an amazing ability to travel through the porous fibers of wood, even defying gravity. This treatment is effective if the areas to be treated is accessible. If the infestation is inaccessible for treatment, a foam treatment is recommended and in serious cases a fumigation might be the best treatment. We must inspect the home to guarantee the best possible treatment method.