Traditional Chemicals vs Natural Termite Treatment

Chances are that you failed to notice the first attack of small insects inside of your home. They usually appear in the spring season and crawl through crevices and openings while leaving behind their discarded wings. As time goes on, termites can cause serious destruction to your property and the damage may be financially burdensome. Therefore, it is necessary to be informed about termites and what to do upon their infestation.

What type of damage do termites cause?

If termite infestation is left unnoticed or untreated, it can pose serious damage to your house. Certain types of termites need more moisture; therefore, they prefer to stay close to the soil. They usually start eating away at foundational wood; these areas will need to be repaired or replaced entirely. In addition, they can attack the attic, wood inside drywall, and wood around windows and doors as well. Termites will eat away at any wood or cellulose material. There is nothing more upsetting than finding damage to your house. Like any big problem, the sooner termite damage is caught, the easier it is to remedy.

Do-it-yourself (DIY) extermination: is it effective?

In today’s digital world, many people turn to the internet to search for DIY tutorials. Some may even stumble upon and attempt a DIY termite treatment. But these creatures are not that easy to eliminate from your home. Experts reveal that termites cause almost $5 billion property damage in the United States annually; the most troublesome fact is that this cost is not covered by insurance plans. These DIY procedures are not always safe and effective against termites as most of them involve use of chemicals, poisons, and baits that can be misused if applied without experience. This can be highly dangerous if you have children or pets at home. An inexperienced or unqualified person wouldn’t know exactly how to apply these solutions safely and effectively. Therefore, instead of following DIY methods from tutorials on the internet, it is better to hire professionals for termite extermination.
Natural Science Exterminating has over 35 years of experience in termite and pest control. We use proven and effective treatments such as Bora-Care® and naturally-derived orange oil, with tent fumigation as the last resort.

Bora-Care® termiticide: a proven industry solution

Bora-Care® Termiticide is one of the most trusted and long-term effective solutions for eliminating termites. This treatment can be used for interiors and exteriors to get rid of termites fast. This product is odorless and promises low-toxicity treatment. As it is an EPA-registered solution, you can trust it to protect all types of wood at your home. It does not just stop termites; rather at the same time, it can treat other insects and pests. It can also destroy any existing decay fungi in your premises to protect against reinfestation. This is why Natural Science Exterminating uses Bora-Care® for natural and untreated wood.

Orange oil: incredible benefits of this natural treatment

Essential oils are derived from plants and they are available with different potencies; orange oil is one of the most commonly used organic solutions for treatment extermination. D-limonene is an active ingredient of orange oil and it kills termites in direct contact by breaking down their exoskeleton. At the same time, these oils also destroy their eggs so that new generations cannot attack your home again. As an alternative to traditional extermination methods, this organic and eco-friendly solution is widely recommended for termite treatment. It is effective against drywood termites, wood-boring beetles and carpenter ants. The only downside to Orange oil and eco-friendly treatments is that they can require multiple treatments to eradicate the entire infestation compared to traditional treatments that rarely require followup applications.

Both traditional termite removal methods and natural treatments are effective at stopping termite damage before it spreads but it takes an expert to identify the best solution. Before tenting your house, call Natural Science Exterminating and one of our trained inspectors can give you a free assessment of all the possible options. We only use termite tenting as a last resort. 

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San Juan Capistrano Condo Pest Control Success Story

There’s a saying that goes: “when it rains, it pours.” Unfortunately, a property that has never been professionally treated before with pest control solutions is vulnerable to infestations, making it possible for more than one species to invade your property. 

We’re proud to share one such case of a success story of the extermination of several kinds of pests. 

Pest problems usually come as shocking discoveries to property owners. We’re ready to tackle almost any pest problem and get the job done, no matter how gnarly the situation may appear.

Our team at Natural Science Exterminating received a call from a condominium owner in San Juan Capistrano who was stunned to discover that their property was infested with rodents, roaches, and termites—right in the midst of remodeling!

Remodeling happens to be the perfect time to implement pest control solutions. Click here to learn why.

Rodent Extermination

Equipped with a keen sense of hearing, rodents can quickly make their presence unknown as soon as humans approach. However, some rodents aren’t concerned with hiding—they’ll engage in aggressive, confrontational standoffs, which can be highly dangerous. Rodents can infect humans with rabies, fleas, hantavirus, typhoid, and more through direct contact or food contamination.

In the search for food and shelter, rodents enter properties through the smallest of crevices. These entry holes must be professionally sealed to prevent them from entering. Rodent removal requires setting traps in already infested areas, and installing bait stations outside the property to lure them away entirely. 

Cockroach Extermination

​​Cockroaches love the spring and fall, as well as any environment abundant in moisture and decay. Roaches invade homes in search of food and damp spaces to lay their eggs. Cockroach reproduction must be professionally treated with growth regulators so that their eggs don’t hatch. Many property owners make the mistake of only treating the visible adult cockroaches, unaware of the new batch that is soon to emerge from their offspring. 

Termite Removal

Termites cause billions of dollars of damage every year across the United States by consuming just one type of material: cellulose. Wood and wood-based materials make up some structural component of almost every property. 

Tent fumigation (tenting a property and releasing gaseous termiticide within) is considered the most absolute method, as it affects the entire home and all of its nooks and crannies. 

However, our client’s termite infestation could not be treated with tent fumigation because the property was not a detached unit, but rather a condominium with shared walls.

Spot treatment is a localized solution that does not require tenting. Moreover, tent fumigation is an entirely chemical solution, whereas natural solutions, such as orange oil, are available for spot treatment. Following spot treatment, we pest-proofed the property by applying Bora-Care to the exposed wood. Bora-Care contains borate mineral salt and lasts the life of the wood, preventing it from becoming a food source. 

Remodels are the perfect window of opportunity to spot treat and apply Bora-Care, as the exposed wood is made physically accessible. 

Following our comprehensive treatment of rodents, cockroaches, and termites at this condominium, the owner was so impressed and pleased with our work that they decided to invest in an annual pest control contract to ensure that their property remains beautiful, safe, and pest-free all year round. 

Natural Science Exterminating is a family-owned business in Orange County with decades of pest control experience. We offer both natural and traditional treatments to rats, mice, termites, cockroaches, ants, spiders, wasps, bees, and other pests. 

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Pest-Proof Your Remodel

There is nothing more exciting than building something new. 

Whether you’re selling, flipping, or remodeling, transformation involves time, energy, and money—all in the hopes that your project will manifest what you had envisioned. 

If you want to build a home that lasts, pest management is just as important as the construction itself. Termites are pests that cause billions worth of damage to homes across the United States. The havoc they wreck is devastating because they consume cellulose-based materials by their very nature. It’s in their DNA to chew through the very material that many homes are built with.

A remodeling project is the perfect opportunity to implement pest management solutions, since drywall, appliances, and necessities to life will be out of the way. The interior structures and the foundation as well as any part of the property that is constructed of wood should be treated for termite prevention.

Bora-Care is a low toxicity solution of a borate salt that prevents termites, fungi, and rot. When it comes to termite prevention, Bora-Care must be applied directly to the wood in order to prevent it from becoming a food source. When professionally applied, Bora-Care can last for the life of the wood, protecting it from termite damage and preventing its deterioration.

If you’re planning to do demolitions and can’t wait to blast through the walls, tear up the floors, and drill through the ceiling, consider using this smashing opportunity to treat the exposed wood. 

For most of us, pest control is usually the last thing that comes to mind when planning a remodel. Admittedly, it isn’t the most glamorous subject. However, it is important to remember that termite prevention is what keeps your home beautiful, ensuring that all of the time, money, and effort you have invested will be preserved for years to come.

Remodels are the perfect window of opportunity to thoroughly treat the property beneath its surface. There aren’t really many instances in which the interior structure of a property needs to be exposed, other than for remodeling and, well, pest treatments.

Keep in mind that termite prevention treatments during a remodel are quite a different experience for property owners than when an incident arises and makes it apparent that extermination is necessary. Prevention is proactive, whereas reactions can be stressful—especially if the property was not adequately prepared for a pest invasion. It’s a lot easier to sit back and relax while a professional pest control company treats your home with preventative solutions, rather than being met with the shock horror of discovering an invading colony. 

Of all of the natural disasters that can cause serious damage to a property, pest infestations are one of the few emergencies that can be anticipated and prevented. 

Natural Science Exterminating creates customized plans to prevent pests from entering your property and subsequently causing structural damage. We work with the construction team of your home to ensure that Bora-Care is applied correctly so that you can move into your new home with peace of mind.

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Comprehensive Termite Treatments To Protect Your Home & Family

If your home has a termite infestation, understand that time is of the essence. Termites are one of the most destructive household pests, because they can cause structural damage to your property by munching away at anything made of wood. These insects live in discrete colonies, which cause billions of dollars worth of damage to homes across the United States each year.

The Truth About Termite Infestations

It is important for homeowners to be educated on termite treatment methods, given that many over-the-counter options promise tempting quick fixes. These at-home solutions may initially seem effective, but actually do little to truly eradicate the colony, most of which is hiding out of plain sight. 

The promises of household insecticides do not tell the full story of what it really takes to remove and prevent termites. Comprehensive pest control management requires professional expertise, equipment, and experience, which will ultimately save you time and money in the long term.

Termites come in different types—drywood, dampwood, and subterranean, to name a few—and each type requires different methods.

Inspecting, removing, and preventing pests is all about fighting the perfect storm, which may involve natural treatment, chemical treatment, tent fumigation, spot treatment, and soil treatment. 

How Essential Oils Kill Termites 

Orange oil is one of the most popular organic termite solutions—its active ingredient, d-limonene, dissolves the exoskeleton and eggs of the insect upon contact. Plant-based treatments are eco-friendly and can be highly effective for localized treatments of drywood termites, however they may not be powerful enough to fight an infestation throughout the entire home. 

How Tent Fumigation Works

Tent fumigation is the most thorough method of treating the entire home, which is why Natural Science Exterminating will only recommend it when localized treatments or natural treatments are not an option. Your home will be encased within a tent to fill every nook and cranny with a gas that will kill even the most well-hidden termites.

Plants, food, animals, and humans will need to be vacated from the property for a designated waiting period during and after the treatment. 

How Bora-Care Prevents Termites

Tent fumigation alone will not prevent termites from re-entering the home. Therefore, Bora-Care is recommended alongside tent fumigation to prevent termites from targeting the wood as a food source.

Bora-Care termiticide is an odorless, low-toxicity treatment that is a highly trusted pest control solution. Bora-Care contains borate mineral salt and penetrates the wood to last the lifetime of the wood. Bora-Care should be applied during pre-construction or when carpentry services are performed to repair or replace wood that has been damaged by termites.

How Subterranean Colonies Are Killed

Tent fumigation and orange oil are effective on termites above ground, but these solutions alone are usually not effective on subterranean termites, which require specialized treatments for the termites underneath the home and in the soil.

Soil treatments involve injecting the soil with liquid insecticide, which is best performed by an exterminator who is qualified to treat the soil without causing contamination to various vents, ducts, and openings.

Subterranean termites infest the foundation of the home. Drilling into the concrete or wood of the foundation may be required to treat subterranean termites. 

If you have a pest problem, do not hesitate to call us to speak to our Orange County pest control professionals. We safely and effectively treat even the most difficult types of termites so that you can live in your home with peace of mind.

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Effective Natural And Chemical Treatments For Ant Extermination

Although ants are an important character in our vast ecosystem, they are quite the household nuisance. 

Originating from Argentina, Argentine ants are lovers of warm weather and one of the most common ant types in California. Argentine ants are attracted to sweetness and moisture. Also common in California are fire ants, which can give you more than the heebie-jeebies; their bites can cause life-threatening allergic reactions. Carpenter ants are also a breed that is known to invade homes and nest themselves comfortably if left unattended.

The Most Effective Ant Treatment 

What is the most powerful ant extermination method? 

The short and simple answer is that ant removal treatments are only truly effective when they target the entire colony, not just those that are foraging or visible to you. If you have tried to remove the ants with insecticide only for ants to re-emerge, the reason why many DIY or at-home remedies do not work is because they only affect the ants you see—meanwhile, an entire colony of thousands of ants are nested out of sight. This is why professional extermination is highly recommended in order to remove the entire colony. 

Do-It-Yourself Ant Treatments: The Problem With Over-The-Counter Insecticides

If ants have infested your property, how do you get rid of them?

When you first discover an ant colony, the first thing you will likely want to do is either scream or run to the nearest store to buy insecticide. It may be tempting to douse the ants in over-the-counter insecticide and watch them squirm. 

However, it is important to understand why do-it-yourself methods may not be the safest or most effective option. In fact, over-the-counter ant solutions can sometimes make the issue worse. “Budding” is a behavior that occurs when ants are treated with an insecticide that is detectable to ants; the insecticide will repel the ants, deterring them away from their nest, causing them to start new colonies. While over-the-counter treatments may offer temporary relief, treatments that will remove ants from your home completely are best done by licensed and professional exterminators in California. 

Traditional Ant Extermination

Ants can be exterminated with poison, which they easily confuse with food. The ants either eat the poison or they will transfer it to their nest for other ants in their colony to eat. During chemical ant treatments, pets must be kept away, and food must be stored away and tightly shut.

Termidor is a popular and effective insecticide that does not trigger the budding effect. Termidor is a non-repellent that acts effectively upon contact, while being undetectable. The ants that have been in contact with Termidor will unknowingly transfer the chemical to other ants and the rest of their colony. 

Natural Ant Extermination

Are there organic or eco-friendly alternatives to chemical insecticide? 

Essential oils such as peppermint, orange, rosemary, and thyme are used in plant-based solutions to treat pests. These essential oils can be effective on ants upon contact, however they are less effective at targeting ants where they live and reproduce. 

Low-toxicity bait can be highly effective as an outdoor natural ant treatment. Bait stations are filled with an eco-friendly bait that is released by contact with rain (or any source of water). 

In addition to treating your home and removing the existing colony, our professional exterminators can also treat the perimeter of your home to repel any new colonies, which are always springing up across California and trying to infest homes like yours.

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Pest Control For Stubborn Subterranean Termites

If you are wondering how termites got into your home, do not be quick to agonize or blame yourself. There is no need to cry over spilled milk. In many parts of the United States, pests are naturally occurring household problems due to environmental factors. The good news is that pests can be detected or even prevented through professional pest control and management. Homeowners should educate themselves on the cause of termite infestations and schedule regular professional inspections and treatments to protect their homes from pest damage.

California’s climate and biodiversity makes it a perfect host for pests of all kinds. Termites love moisture and cellulose; these pests cause billions of dollars worth of damage across the United States every year. Subterranean termites are possibly the most destructive type of termites, as they cause damage to the foundation of your home. Termites do not eat metal or concrete, but they are small enough to travel through small cracks of almost anything. Subterranean termites are unique in that they emerge from the soil underneath and surrounding your home, traveling through mud tubes as passages around obstacles in order to reach wood structures. Their swarming nature makes it possible for termite colonies to be nested hundreds of feet beyond the perimeter of your house. Some colonies may originate from another house and travel throughout your neighborhood, which is why annual inspections are highly recommended to detect new colonies. 

Subterranean Termites Require Specialized Treatments

Pest control should be part of your regular home maintenance. Extermination of all kinds of pests should be left in the hands of trained professionals, but especially for subterranean termites.

Subterranean termites can be more difficult to treat than dampwood or drywood types, due to their nests being underneath the home and in the soil. Tent fumigation involves tightly containing the air in your home through tenting and releasing a gas inside to kill the pests. Tenting is normally used to treat drywood termites; it isn’t the most effective extermination method for subterranean termites, because it does not directly treat the soil where the subterranean termites are nested. Similarly, orange oil can be highly effective on drywood termites, but usually not on subterranean termites. 

Treating infested soil is most commonly treated with liquid insecticide, which can be safely injected by professionals. Orange County exterminators who specialize in subterranean termites must have specialized knowledge in order to treat the soil and foundation of the property without contaminating vents, ducts, pipes, or outlets.

In some cases, the foundation of the home will need to be drilled through in order to thoroughly apply the termiticide into the concrete or wood. It is possible that the foundation of the home will need to be replaced entirely, which is why pest control and carpentry services should be completed simultaneously to treat the new wood with termiticide prior to it being installed to replace the structures.

If you have a pest problem, do not hesitate to call us to speak to our pest control professionals. We safely and effectively treat even the most difficult types of termites so that you can live in your home with peace of mind.

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Professional Rodent Decontamination For Your Attic With Pest Control Insulation

It’s 3am and you can’t sleep because noises are coming from your attic. 

Many homeowners have been there, with our imagination running wild through every possibility—even wondering if paranormal activity might be real.

Attic Inspection and Decontamination

If you have discovered droppings or heard noises in your home, you may have rodents. The attic may be a scary place but rodent contamination is truly the stuff of nightmares. Many homeowners haphazardly try to clean up the place by themselves, unwittingly exposing themselves to danger. Rodents can carry Leptospirosis and Hantavirus and their waste can be the source of airborne diseases. Their bodily fluids (blood, oil, feces, saliva, and urine) contain bacteria which can develop into mold and mildew, which are hazardous to the health of you and your loved ones. Such biohazardous material must be properly disposed of. 

Rodent removal and decontamination requires more than a simple cleanup and placing a few traps. Rodents know how to hide when they hear humans approaching, and can easily make themselves undetectable to the untrained eye. Without thorough professional investigation, it may be impossible to know where to find and remove them. What’s worse is that they can become aggressive and bite when they feel threatened by human presence, which can leave you or your loved ones injured and infected. 

Rodent extermination and attic decontamination require professional training, equipment, and protection. Delaying pest control inspections and treatments can cause more damage as time goes on. Left untreated, the rodents may breed, or the mere presence of them can draw in other rodents to further invade your home. 

Rodent Pest Control Insulation

The rodent droppings can also be stuck in the insulation, which is what the air in your home passes through. The air that circulates throughout your home will be infected by the disease and odor of the droppings. This is both unbearable and unsanitary. 

Rodents can easily pass through small cracks and spaces within your home, searching for sustenance from your own family’s food supply. Food contamination poses serious health risks.

Natural Science Exterminating is qualified and licensed to sell and install specialized pest control insulation, which offers industry leading energy efficiency, fire retardation, and sound proofing. We offer installation for the only pest control insulation product on the market today with the Energy Star® label. Customers who choose to add this insulation to their homes are eligible for up to a $500 tax credit.

Prior to decontamination, your home will be thoroughly inspected. Your home will then be prepped for decontamination with proper safety protocols. The attic insulation will be removed and the affected areas will be decontaminated and sanitized before installing fresh new pest control insulation. 

We recommend calling the professionals to treat your home with the safest and most effective pest control. Early detection and treatment can save your home from damage and prevent you and your family from becoming infected and ill. 

Give us a call today to book your inspection and appointment. 

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Pest Control Maintenance Plans Save Busy Homeowners Time And Money

California is the most biodiverse state in the United States. The beautiful and sunny state is the reason why so many tourists visit and residents live there. But they are not all—pests love it here too. 

California can be wet, dry, cold, or humid throughout the year. Insects tend to lay their eggs in the fall to incubate and hatch in the spring. The cold of the winter is what the insects try to escape by invading the indoors. The spring is when pest invasions are most intense, which is why homeowners should prepare their home with pest control in the winter prior. Many homeowners make the mistake of not preventing their homes from pests and resorting to last minute do-it-yourself treatments that are not effective at pest removal. 

Ants, Spiders, Fleas, Wasps, And Bees 

Seasonal changes affect the behaviors of insects, but pests can survive and reproduce all year—indoor or outdoor. Cockroaches seek food and water; they are the most active in the spring and fall, when there is the most moisture and decay. ​Wasps and bees are the most active in the summer, when colonies begin to ramp up construction of the nest. Spiders, fleas, ants, and other insects target homes in the fall and winter in an attempt to escape the cold. Ants hatch the highest number of eggs in the spring, which is why the winter is the best time to implement pest control before they hatch.

Ant Treatment

Ant colonies hide in places that most humans simply cannot see or get to. Which is why DIY ant treatments such as that insecticide spray from the home improvement store seems to work at first, but usually doesn't remove the entire colony. The problem is that ant colonies often build their nests out of sight or out of reach. Natural Science Exterminating professionals will carefully inspect your home to determine the source to remove the entire ant population and prevent them from coming back. 

There are over a dozen ant breeds in California. A few, like the fire ant, are more than a nuisance—they are a health hazard. Their painful bites and stings can be life-threatening. One of the best anti extermination methods is to provide the ants with a poisonous food source; the ants will either eat the substance as they find it, or they will bring the poison food back to their colony. This treatment is highly effective but requires that pets be kept away and pet food be stored away while the bait is in effect. Alternatively, natural ant extermination involves a granular bait that is released into the grass or soil whenever it rains or gets wet outside, targeting the ants and their nests.

Pest Control Contracts Help Busy Homeowner Save Time And Money

Given the biodiversity of California, pest control should be conducted year round. At Natural Science Exterminating, our annual contracts provide you and your home with comprehensive inspection, treatment, and prevention. Instead of anticipating what pests Mother Nature will bring into your home throughout the year and waiting to discover an infestation, early detection and treatment saves time and money in the long-run. It’s a proactive and stress-free treatment approach. 

Natural Science Exterminating is a family-owned business in Orange County with decades of pest control experience. We offer both natural and traditional treatments to ants, spiders, wasps, bees, fleas, and other pests. 

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How To Prevent Spiders From Entering Your Home

Houseplants have exploded in popularity. People are spending more time at home than ever before and picking up new hobbies and skills. The houseplant trend took social media by storm, with large communities on every major platform and a new type of influencer known as the “plantfluencer”. 


The benefits of houseplants include stress reduction and cleaner air. However, having plants in the home can pose the risk of attracting pests. Spiders are a very common household pest. While some people find them to be a small nuisance, others find them terrifying. 

How Dangerous Are Spiders?

Perhaps the most popular venomous spider is the black widow, identifiable by its black color and a red hourglass shape on her underside. 

The National Geographic reports that only a few out of the known 40,000 species of spiders can actually harm humans. A 2014 study in the Journal of Medical Entomology shows the "vast majority" of spiders found in fruits are harmless. 

If you come across a spider, do not panic, but at the same time, exercise caution. It is better to be safe than sorry. Do not touch the spider and call your local pest control immediately. In the case of an emergency, dial 911.

How Do Spiders Get Into The Home?

Spiders may crawl into your home when it gets too hot or too cold outside. Extreme weather conditions can lead spiders to seek refuge inside of your home, getting in through windows, doors, holes, the smallest of cracks, or any open space. They are especially active during mating season and may lay eggs in items you bring indoors. Food, especially fruits, and water can attract spiders into your home. They like to be in moist environments, which is why you will most commonly find webs in your bathroom or basement. 

Spider Repellent and Traps

Essential oils, especially peppermint oil, are a highly effective form of natural spider repellant. Fill a spray bottle with cold water and fifteen to twenty drops of peppermint oil and shake it and then spray onto floors, corners, cracks, and window frames. 

Nonetheless, spiders can still find their way in. Non-toxic sticky traps are an easy way to trap spiders. Leave the sticky trap in common crawl spaces, and once they crawl onto it, they will get stuck by the adhesive.

Spider Pest Control

It is best to call professional pest control services if you see or suspect a spider infestation. Even if a spider is not venomous, they may weave unsightly spider webs around your house, or find a mate to lay and hatch eggs with. A spider colony can be very uncomfortable and even unhygienic to live with. 

Natural Science Exterminating is a family owned business in Orange County with decades of pest control experience. We offer both natural and traditional treatments to spiders, bees, termites, rats, and other pests. In the event that a spider or pest is threatening your health, family, or property, we are available for emergency pest control. You can count us to remove spiders from your home safely and effectively.

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Avoid Making These Termite Treatment Mistakes!

Unfortunately many homeowners don’t know the safest and most effective ways to prevent termites from their homes. There are many mistakes that homeowners make because they do not know what signs to look out for and what they should do when they suspect a termite infestation. Homeowners can save money and protect their precious homes by avoiding several mistakes.

Mistake: Skipping Termite Inspections

Termite prevention isn’t exactly a one-and-done treatment. The best way to prevent termites is with annual inspections. Just like regular checkups for your physical health, prevention is the best line of defense. 

Mistake: Skipping Pre-Treating Wood During Construction

As the real estate market booms, demand grows for custom-built homes. Some buyers are buying property in its construction state. During the construction stage, the wood foundations and structures can be treated to prevent termites for the life of the wood. Many home buyers make the mistake of skipping this treatment to save money, only to later experience a termite infestation that requires costly and extensive treatment. 

Mistake: Leaving Mulch And Firewood Close To The House

Termites feed on wood and wood-based materials. Leaving mulch or firewood close to the home is like leaving their favorite food close to your home; it draws them to your property and increases the likelihood of an infestation.

Mistake: Attempting To Do It Yourself Instead Of Hiring Professional Exterminators

Every homeowner wants to save money, and some will attempt to treat the infestation by themselves. However, most do not know the proper method to inspect and exterminate termites. DIY treatments may give you the illusion that you have killed the termites, when in reality, you haven’t killed the entire colony and now they are free to reproduce and spread, unbeknownst to you; this only worsens the situation.

Mistake: Skipping Bora-Care

The best exterminator will try to prioritize spot treatment and natural treatment whenever possible. However, the best exterminators will also let homeowners know when an infestation is so severe that it requires tent fumigation or traditional termiticide. Tent fumigation without Bora-Care will remove the termites, but won’t prevent them from coming back. Bora-Care is the industry gold standard for a reason: it removes the termites and keeps them away. 

Mistake: Using Orange Oil On Subterranean Termites

Orange oil works well to kill dry wood termites but not subterranean termites. Orange oil disintegrates the exoskeleton of the insect. Some termite invasions are so widespread that orange oil will not be effective enough. Orange oil is a practical treatment method for localized dry wood termites, but tent fumigation can assure total termite removal of the entire colony from the entire property. Tent fumigation and Bora-Care are often necessary to kill the termites and prevent them from coming back.

Natural Science Exterminating prioritizes spot treatment and organic treatment over tent fumigation and traditional chemicals whenever possible. However, we will always recommend the best approach for your unique situation. Instead of making costly termite treatment mistakes, you can count us to exterminate your home safely and effectively.

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Why You Should Treat Your Home With Bora-Care During Construction

Are you thinking of buying a newly-built or custom-built home? Prospective home buyers should know that homeownership is a heavy responsibility, both financially and physically. 

Pest control and maintenance can be some of the most significant expenditures for home maintenance. In addition to the physical damage, termites also cause financial damage, being one of the most prevalent pests in the United States. Termites accumulate more than $5 billion in property damage every single year across the country. A colony of termites in your home could cause massive and widespread physical damage. These pests feed on anything that has wood cellulose, which includes wall studs, posts, and beams. In severe cases where termites go unnoticed for more extended periods, these pests make the home an unlivable and unsafe space, posing danger and potential health risks. 

When it comes to treating termite infestations, homeowners face two expenses. One expense is hiring pest control experts to use professional methods to exterminate the termites. The second expense is repairing the physical damage to the home.

Proactive termite prevention can help homeowners save money in the long run. By preventing the risk of a termite infestation, homeowners are less likely to have to worry about extermination and repair after the fact. Bora-Care, a salt-based solution that works on any exposed wood, including foundations, basement, or attics, is one of the most efficient solutions to protect your home against termite attacks. 

What is Bora-Care?

Bora-Care contains borate mineral salt, an active ingredient, that penetrates the wood and lasts the lifetime of the wood. Bora-Care works by preventing the wood from being a food source, rather than other methods that involve treating the soil. Many home builders have adopted the treatment since the construction stage is the only time where all of the wood is accessible. If you are buying a newly-built or custom-built home, consider hiring professionals to treat the wood with Bora-Care while the house is in the construction stage. 

Preventative treatments are a great investment, saving money from having to exterminate your entire house if an infestation were to occur after the construction. Natural Science Exterminating uses Bora-Care to pre-treat the wood during the “dried-in” stage of construction, when the exterior walls, studs, roof, sheathing elements are in place, but before the interior wall coverings and insulation are installed. 

Natural Science Exterminating tries to spot treat or use organic treatments like orange oil whenever effectively possible. However, the most severe cases of termite infestation require the entire home to be fumigated. The cost and stress of exterminating can be avoided if you have the home treated properly during construction. Some of the homes we have treated are still free of any signs of termites 10 years later! 

If you notice a termite attack in your home, do not hesitate to call our professional exterminators. We work with the construction team of your home to ensure that Bora-Care is applied correctly so that you can move into your new home with peace of mind.

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