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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Wood Repairs for Damage Caused by Termites

Termites cause severe damages to homes, often costing thousands of dollars in repairs, which aren’t covered in standard insurance policies. It’s been estimated that damage to homes caused by termites runs into billions every year. Wreaking havoc on homes and wooden structures, termites can be problematic for anybody who has to deal with them.

Damage to your home, whether invasive or minor, can impact their resale value. After all, no one likes to purchase a house infested with termites. In fact, unattended termites can ruin a home from the inside out.

Pest control methods must be implemented throughout the year to prevent and treat infestations. Orange oil is a natural termite removal option, while Bora-Care is the industry-leading traditional option. 

Termite-infested wood looks darker and creates a hollow sound. Termites can leave trails that appear irregular and also develop irregular patterns on nearby wooden or non-wooden items, often looking like a grid made of fine lines. 

Damage is considered as minimal when the infestation seems to be along the surface only. That means that the termites have not invaded the core of the infested area. Non-invasive damage is the easiest to repair and is most typical among untreated wooden structures.

The repair technique is intended at hardening the wood, thus lending it more termite resistance. Infested wooden structures can be treated with wood treatment products, like wood hardeners, which are special adhesives that fill in the fibers damaged by the termites. Hardening the wood lends to more termite resistance. 

The infested wooden surface must be scraped away with a chisel and sanded to make a smooth surface. Then wood is then repaired with wood fillers, or it will be replaced entirely with new wood. Sometimes, the termite damage can be so severe that the wood cannot be salvaged and must be repaired for the structural integrity of the property and safety of the occupants.

Professional Wood Repair for Termite Damage

Repairing termite damage may seem challenging to many homeowners. There are different wood repair methods following termite damage. The correct repair method should be selected only after assessing the severity of the infestation.

Both termite treatments and wood repairs are often beyond the scope of standard home repairs. For damage caused by termites, it is highly recommended to seek professional carpentry from an exterminator, instead of attempting to do it yourself. In addition to replacing or repairing the damaged wood, the process involves working around any plumbing or wiring connections enclosed in the infested sites. Also, surrounding structures should be treated to eliminate every trace of infestation. As such, professional termite exterminators with wood repair services are best equipped to deal with such complicated termite wooden repairs.

It is best to call an expert who can treat the infestation and repair the damage altogether. Natural Science Exterminating provides wood repair services to restore your home to the structural integrity it had before the infestation. During the carpentry repair process, we may discover and treat additional termites, which cannot be done with traditional carpenters, as this requires a licensed pest control professional. During the repair process, we may find more termite damage or dry rot, which requires additional repair and replacement. Occupants do not need to vacate the premises during the wood repair process. We do not paint the wood, however, we prime it to prepare for paint.

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Natural Pest Control Maintenance

What is the cost of termite damage?

Termite infestations are a significant threat to homes. Apart from the inconvenience caused by such infestations, the costs of damages are significant. In the United States alone, termite damage costs homeowners over five billion dollars in repairs every year. 

Further, the average homeowner will pay at least a few thousand dollars to cover the costs of fixing any cosmetic or structural damage caused by these termites. 

If you are thinking of purchasing a home, having the property inspected for termites before signing the dotted line can save you much trouble later on. Are you taking out a mortgage? There is a good chance that your lender will require you to have a termite inspection before the sale is finalized. 

How to prevent termites and save money

It is hard to feel comfortable in your home if you find yourself quite worried about termite infestation, especially if your neighbors or other homeowners in your area have had instances of such infestation. Calling experts to come and inspect your home for termites will give you peace of mind in knowing that home is safe from such pests. However, if the inspector does discover your home to be infested, the news of a termite infestation can be quite a big shock. As such, many homeowners would benefit from annual inspections and continual inspections throughout the year. Natural Science Exterminating offers free termite estimates over the phone and one-time pest control treatments including natural ant extermination typically cost $225.00 but if you call now we are offering a 10% discount for termite and pest control.

Regular inspections and preventative measures can save you from the high expenses of repairing damage in the future.

Chemical extermination versus natural termite treatment 

Bora-Care is a borate-based product for the prevention and control of termites. It is applied directly to the wood. Orange oil is an organic termite treatment that kills termites by breaking down their exoskeleton and destroying their eggs. However, the latter is only efficient against dry wood termites as such pests live and colonize the wood they’re infesting. They are not as effective against subterranean termites as those that live in the soil and come up to feed on wood. Many homeowners prefer natural and organic extermination, which is why Natural Science Exterminating prioritizes eco-friendly options whenever possible. However, organic termite removal treatments aren’t always as effective as their chemical counterparts. Natural termite care and treatment might require using multiple treatments as the entire colony is not eliminated during a single treatment. 

Spot treatment versus tent fumigation 

Spot treatment is a process of drilling tiny holes into the wood and inserting a dry termiticide. This treatment is intended to target local points of infestations. We also have the carpentry expertise to repair wood damage on small and large infestations. On the other hand, tent fumigation involves covering the entire space with a tent and using gas to kill and destroy termites and their colonies. We only use tent fumigation as the last resort.

One-time extermination versus continuous pest prevention

Termite problems in the country are widespread. If left untreated, a termite infestation can cause damages amounting to thousands of dollars, and new termites can reinvade the home, as new colonies are constantly forming. These nightmares can be easily prevented with low-cost, flat-rate treatments through an on-going pest control maintenance plan.

You can proactively stop this by calling us. Ask about our flat rate pest control maintenance program and free termite inspections. Our experts can locate early signs of termites and treat them sooner rather than later. 

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