Last updated 11 months ago
Termites cause millions of dollars’ worth of damage to homes and business facilities throughout Southern California each year. When you hire an exterminator to assess your termite situation and discuss treatment methods with you, you will find that you have a few options. If you care about the health of those in your household and the environment, you may be inclined to choose a green termite treatment option.
Some synthetic termiticides are hazardous to ground soil, as well as any water supplies that they may come into contact with. Naturally occurring and harmless to the environment, orange oil containing d-limonene is a safe way to kill termites. Borate-based treatments such as Bora-Care have also been praised for the minimal impact they have on the environment.
Safe, Yet Effective
Just because these earth-easy treatments are safe to you, your pets, and your lawn does not mean that they are unreliable. Citrus oil and borate-based treatments can eliminate all traces of termite life on your property in a matter of days.
Ideal for Localized Treatments
If the termite treatment professional who was charged with the task of inspecting your home noted that termites are confined to a small area, it may be more cost-effective and practical for you to spot treat your home than it would be to carry out a whole-house treatment. The parts of your home where termites are breeding and feeding can be injected with orange oil that kills termites on contact and spreads throughout the wood you inject, contaminating it and making it lethal to termites.
Are you a resident of California who is looking for a termite control professional who uses effective and environmentally-safe treatment methods when exterminating termites? From San Diego to San Francisco, Pacific Coast Termite has got California residents covered. To learn more about our orange oil spot treatments and other environmentally-friendly termite elimination methods, call (714) 881-1413.
Last updated 12 months ago
Termites could be chewing on your home’s foundation or furniture right now, without you even knowing it. That is an unpleasant thought. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to keep termites from eating their way into and through your home.
In this video clip, a termite control professional discusses the most common signs of termite infestation. Since many termite invasions take root without the homeowner ever even seeing one, it is important to hire a professional to inspect your home every year or two.
With the help of a termite control professional, you can fortify the strength of your home’s termite defense. To learn how Termidor® and other pre-treatment methods can help you keep termites away from your property, call Pacific Coast Termite at (714) 881-1413!
Last updated 1 year ago
Read the following articles to understand how termite colonies form and grow while getting some valuable information on the relationship between termite inspections and home buying. Pacific Coast Termite has the experience to detect termites or former termite presence in a home, as well as the skills and green methods needed to safely eliminate termite infestations. Call us at (714) 881-1413 for additional information.
Last updated 1 year ago
Termite colonies are incredibly resilient, with some species housing their queens in protected chambers 30 feet below the surface. The heart of a colony can be located hundreds of yards away from a home it is targeting, while the colony itself expands its population on a daily basis by staggering numbers. This can make termite control a tricky proposition without the right termite exterminator at your side.
Swarming, a term for when reproductive termites fly and mate before landing to form a new colony, is a highly visible activity and a clear indication of termite presence. Only a single breeding pair of termites is necessary to create a new colony, and the queen can begin laying thousands of eggs in a day. Colonies can also expand through something called budding, in which secondary reproductive pairs break off from the main colony.
Feeding and Structural Damage
Termites seek sustenance through cellulose, the only material they can ingest for nutrition. Typically, colonies are located entirely underground. Signs of termite infestation in a home are often indicated by mud tunnels. These iconic structures are how termites maintain the high levels of moisture that they require. Termites often bore into wood structures, especially those with high moisture content, in order to avoid outside exposure. This is what causes the most damage to homes, as it weakens the integrity of the wood.
Effective Termite Removal
Exterminating entire termite colonies is difficult because of their location, scope, and sheer population. Old-fashioned treatments may not work efficiently, and usually don’t prevent new termite infestations from developing. That’s why exclusion and green termite treatments are the best methods for eliminating termites in a home and preventing them from returning.
Pacific Coast Termite uses orange oil and other treatments to kill and exclude termites. To learn more about our termite control techniques, visit us on the Web or set up an appointment by calling us today at (714) 811-1413.
Last updated 1 year ago
Many states require that all homes be thoroughly inspected before they are sold, and this includes a termite inspection. The presence of these invaders or indications of their former occupation can make a home very difficult to sell or unsafe to buy. Without the appropriate termite control measures and remediation once these pests have been eliminated, a home simply is not sound for sale.
As a Homebuyer
The last thing a new homeowner wants to discover are unwanted pests in a home—or that their new home is riddled with rotted and termite-eaten wood. That’s why it’s important that any home you are considering be fully inspected by an experienced termite control specialist. They will know the signs to look for, and can help you understand if a home has been treated adequately in the past even if it has had termites. The presence of termites or signs of their past presence does not disqualify a home’s suitability, provided that the adequate measures are taken.
As a Seller
Whether you’re selling your own home or you are a professional real estate representative, it is important that you know where your home stands. A required termite inspection can clear your home and make it more appealing to potential buyers while keeping it in compliance with local laws or regulations. This is especially important for real estate agents, as a missed inspection can reflect poorly upon the agency and may result in penalties. For sellers, your home may be near-impossible to sell and you may also face consequences.
Pacific Coast Termite can provide the necessary inspection services to ensure that a home is free from termites. This includes protective and preventative measures to eliminate infestations. An inspection can also identify areas that need to be improved or remediated in the aftermath of termite damage. For additional information, call us at (714) 881-1413 or visit our website today.