In Los Angeles and Orange County termites cause millions of dollars of damage each year. Nationwide, thousands of homes suffer termite damage, requiring $5 billion in treatments and repairs each year.
Regular inspections by Admiral Pest Control are the only way to ensure your home is, and remains, free from termites and the damage that they cause. Our licensed inspectors have the training in termite biology and behavior to identify, prevent and treat both Drywood and Subterranean Termite infestations.
How do I know if I have Termites and need Termite Service?
You’re more likely to discover you have a termite problem by discovering the evidence they leave behind, rather than the actual termites themselves. If you encounter any of these signs, there’s a good chance you have a termite infestation:
- Piles of small, delicate wings shed by swarmers (click here for picture)
- Small piles of sawdust or termite droppings (click here for picture)
- Mud tubes built by Subterranean Termites for above-ground travel (click here for picture)
- Damaged or hollow sounding wood (click here for picture)
- Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper
Of course, it’s quite possible to have a hidden termite problem even if you never notice any of these signs. The best way to be sure is to contact Admiral Pest Control to conduct a complete inspection of your home.
I have Drywood Termites. Now what?
Admiral Pest Control offers several termite service treatment methods designed to meet your needs.
For more severe infestations, Admiral utilizes whole structure fumigation with Vikane gas to ensure 100% elimination of Drywood Termite infestations. This method is the only whole structure treatment that eliminates both detectable and non detectable Drywood Termite colonies. Admiral has been providing Orange County Termite protection since 1947. Needless to say, we have had a lot of experience. For more information on whole structure fumigation with Vikane, call our office or visit fumigationfacts.com. The University of California at Berkeley has a great website nature.berkeley.edu that can answer many of your questions about Vikane gas.
Besides fumigation, Admiral Pest Control offers other Drywood Termite treatment methods. Admiral uses environmentally friendly Bora-Care for local and preventative treatments. Bora Care is a low toxicity wood preservative that has a low environmental impact. With Bora-Care, once the wood is treated it is no longer a food source and termites cannot infest, nor live in, the wood. Bora-Care will remain in the wood for the life of the wood. Twelve years of efficacy studies and 16 years of treatments in the field have shown Bora-Care’s ability to prevent termites and other wood-destroying insects from consuming wood or tubing over treated wood to reach untreated wood. Bora- Care treatments can be used in addition to fumigation to make sure Termites cant re-infest your home. For more information on Bora- Care, call our office and ask to speak with an inspector.
Comparing Other Treatment Options
With more than 60 years of experience providing termite control in southern California, we’ve seen many of the termite treatment fads come and go. Some of these “fad” treatments include things like orange oil, freezing and electricity. While these treatments can be effective, most require that the product come in direct contact with termites. In most cases, this requires technicians to drill holes in your home’s walls to access infested areas. We know from experience that there are nooks and crannies in all homes that our technicians can not reach, potentially leaving your home at risk for continued infestations. As such we strongly recommend fumigation for the most severe infestations and Bora-Care for smaller infestations.
I have Subterranean Termites. Now what?
If Subterranean Termites are your problem, Admiral Pest Control uses Termidor S.C to make sure these tireless wood eaters are taken care of. Whenever a termite ingests or touches Termidor, it becomes a “carrier,” transferring Termidor to other termites it contacts. These termites, in turn, can become secondary carriers, behaving normally while they transfer Termidor to other termites they contact—and so on within the colony. Because Termidor is slow-acting, it gives individual termites ample time to transfer it to others in the population. This unique, spiraling process is called the “Transfer Effect,” and its devastating results maximize the protection of your structure. For more information on Termidor S.C call or office or visit http://www.termidorhome.com.
How Do I keep My Home Protected?
Our Yearly Termite Control Service is a worry free protection program against Termites. After we perform a Termite treatment or fumigation, our Yearly Termite Control Service guarantees your property against both Drywood and Subterranean Termites and includes treating and re-fumigation, if necessary. All this at no additional cost, as long as the annual contract is active. The service includes a thorough annual inspection performed by one of our licensed inspectors, a state report informing you of any activity, and a complimentary exterior treatment to help keep nuisance pests away. This service is fully transferable, if you sell your home the new owners have the opportunity to continue this invaluable service.