Anaheim Hills Remodel & Termite Treatment Success Story

Change can be both exciting and scary, especially given the preparation and uncertainty involved making the right decision. Many people do not like change. Others tolerate change by taking small steps. And then there are the bold ones—people who like to say: “Go big or go home!”

Even bolder are those who have the appetite to go big and go home

We are proud to share the success story of our work in the remodeling project of a client who expanded their house by adding a new kitchen and new bedroom and repurposing the existing kitchen and bedroom into additional living space.

When we received the call to work for a client who was significantly expanding their home, we were excited to be a part of their big change. 

As professionals in pest control and prevention, we consider it an honor to be hired to make it so that your house is home only to you and yours—not home to pests. 

The Perfect Time For Pest Prevention

Termites cause billions of dollars of damage to homes every year in the United States. Their target? Wood cellulose. 

Remodeling is the perfect opportunity to pest-proof your home from the inside out. Under construction or remodeling are some of the only times walls and floors will be demolished and opened, providing access to the interior wooden structures of the home. 

Bora-Care is a low-toxicity solution of a borate salt that, when directly applied, prevents wood from becoming a termite food source. Professionally applying Bora-Care to exposed wood prevents termite damage, fungi, and rot throughout the life of the wood.

Click here to read about professional BoraCare treatments to pest-proof your remodel

Pest Pre-Treatment & Inspection

Remodeling is often confused with renovating. While both projects aim to upgrade space, a remodel is ultimately a reconfiguration that involves extensive structural changes. 

Remodeling is indeed hard work. In the midst of budgets and timelines, you may be eager to finish the project and hang your hardhat up. But keep in mind that remodeling is a big change that allows for an in-depth look at what you would otherwise not have access to. It is important for a remodeling project to be used as an opportunity to ensure that all of the hard work you invest into the space will hold its integrity and value over time. The “extra” work of pre-treatment during remodeling can actually save you a significant amount of stress and money that untreated wood could otherwise cost you. 

We conduct thorough inspections in multiple areas for pre-treatment. We will inspect the exposed wood for any signs of existing infestation. If found, we will determine the extent of the colony and the severity of any damage. Natural Science Exterminating prioritizes natural spot treatments, considering tent fumigation as a last resort. In addition to inspections of the wood, the soil, foundation, and areas of wood-to-soil contact may be inspected if structurally accessible.

We work with your remodeling contractors to achieve maximum results with Bora-Care so that you can enjoy your transformation with peace of mind.

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San Juan Capistrano Dry Rot Wood Replacement & Termite-Resistant Pressure Treatment

When it comes to repairing a damaged barn, the task can seem as daunting as trying to find a needle in a haystack!

But fear not! Calling a professional is an opportunity to save your property from collapse and prevent future damage. 

Natural Science Exterminating received a call in San Juan Capistrano for a 5000 sq ft barn that had dry rot on its beams. The beams needed to be cut and replaced as soon as possible, as the stability of the barn had been compromised, making it unsafe for use. Upon further inspection, we discovered that subterranean termites had infested underneath the property.

If your property has dry rot and pests, it can be both exterminated and restored through treatment by a licensed and experienced professional. We are proud to share how we successfully treated our client’s beautiful barn through a combination of termite extermination and wood replacement and pressure treatment. 

Do Termites Cause Dry Rot?

A common question is whether the wood has been damaged by termites or dry rot.

Dry rot is fungal decay in wood. Termites do not directly cause dry rot, however, they are attracted to the conditions of dry rot, and by their very nature, termites can create the conditions that allow dry rot to worsen. 

Termites consume cellulose, the plant fiber of wood. Seeking moisture, termites mostly feed on soft or decaying wood, while also maintaining their desired humidity level through digesting and nesting. Termites use their excretions (saliva and fecal matter) to build nests and mud tubes. Pre-existing moisture or moisture from the presence of termites can ultimately give rise to fungal growth. The fungi can penetrate wood more easily when it has already been weakened, leading to its decay.

Subterranean Termite Removal & Wood Pressure Treatment 

Tent fumigation or above ground spot treatments will not effectively remove subterranean termites, which infest the foundation and soil of the home. To exterminate subterranean termites, soil is injected with liquid insecticide, and the concrete or wood foundation is chemically treated through drilling. These treatments should only be performed by a licensed exterminator who is qualified to do so without causing contamination to various vents, ducts, and openings. 

Some properties in the United States are required to have pressure treated wood when the wood is close to or in contact with earth. Pressure treating wood involves pushing a preservative into the pores, creating a termite resistant chemical barrier. 

Combining Treatments For Dry Rot Termite Damage 

Is it possible to combine treatments that replace dry rotted wood, remove termites, and prevent termites?

Yes! Natural Science Exterminating specializes in performing pest control and prevention in conjunction with carpentry wood repair and replacement. Our combined skill set ensures that along with removing dry rot and repairing or replacing wood, we carefully inspect the property to identify all layers of possible damage and infestation. Speaking of layers, the carpentry process requires specialized expertise to work around any plumbing or wiring connections enclosed in the infested sites. If the presence of pests is detected, we are ready to eliminate every trace of infestation and prevent pests from invading again.

Natural Science Exterminating will remove infestations and treat damage altogether. During carpentry repair or replacement, we may discover and treat pests, which a typical carpenter will not be equipped for, as extermination calls for a licensed pest control professional. 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.

If left untreated, termite damage or dry rot can spread quickly, causing significant damage to your property. It is important to repair or replace damaged wood and remove the source of the damage as soon as possible to ensure safety.

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Newport Beach Commercial Termite Extermination For Department Fish And Wildlife

California is the most biodiverse of the United States, making it home to the fish, wildlife, and plants that make the sunny state so beautiful and green. Fortunately, a team of dedicated experts at the Department of Fish and Wildlife manage and conserve the magnificent nature of California.

We’re proud to share the success story of performing commercial termite extermination for Newport Beach’s Department of Fish And Wildlife. 

Funnily enough, on one hand, our job was to exterminate a certain creature, and on the other, our client’s job has always been to preserve all other creatures and their habitat.

But the critters we were called to exterminate had to go. Termites are one of the most common and destructive pests, causing billions of dollars of property damage across the United States every year through cellulose consumption. Attracted to moisture and wood, termite colonies make their way into homes and buildings, of which structural integrity can be compromised from the weakening of interior structures. Damaged floors, ceilings, and walls are not only unsightly, but also a safety concern. 

Natural Science Exterminating was called in specifically for our expertise in safe and environmentally friendly commercial pest control management, aligning with the mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Located in the Newport Back Bay wetland preserve, the Department is home to the personnel, equipment, and wildlife in rehabilitation. 

Tent fumigation was not a viable treatment option; a specific method of spot treatment was required to keep exotic ocean wildlife and osprey nests safe. 

Commercial Termite Removal

Pest control methods must be customized to account for a given property’s unique characteristics and form of infestation. Commercial pest treatments in particular must account for a variety of factors as commercial properties typically involve more people and larger square footage than residential properties, in addition to housing valuable assets such as specialized equipment or inventory. 

We are proud to be one of the most versatile experts in pest control management, treating both residential and commercial properties in California. We carefully inspect and assess each case to determine the best approach among a range of techniques, including both natural and chemical solutions as well as spot treatment and tent fumigation. While tent fumigation may be necessary in certain cases, it is often not practical nor safe for certain types of properties. 

Natural Science Exterminating has decades of experience in working with businesses and business owners to efficiently and safely eliminate pests, allowing little downtime to day-to-day operations. We understand that any infestation, whether mild or severe, can cause significant interruptions to your business, which affects your profitability. 

Stop Pests From Interrupting Your Business

Call a professional exterminator as soon as you suspect the possible presence of pests. The longer your facilities are affected, the longer you may need to remain out of service to protect the safety of your employees and customers. Furthermore, an untreated infestation allows pests to cause damage, which accumulates and translates into higher repair costs. 

Tent fumigation and spot treatment are different techniques that will suit different types of commercial properties. Call Natural Science Exterminating for a free termite inspection and assessment of the best solution for your property.

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E-mail: info@naturalscienceexterminating.com

Santa Ana Mansion Termite Spot Treatment Preserves Valuable Art

Termites are one of the most common and destructive pests, causing billions of dollars of property damage across the United States every year. This article is for informational purposes only. 

Art has the power to showcase human ingenuity and grit. With materials including paint, paper, clay, and marble, artists have made history through their creations.

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist who co-founded the cubist movement, which greatly impacted his contemporaries, fueling the revolution of surrealist art. Picasso defied artistic norms, pushing and breaking convention through his variety of methods and materials in bringing his visions to life. The most valuable masterpieces in the world include the works of Picasso.

We’re proud to share the story of how our team at Natural Science Exterminating had the honor of successfully treating our client’s very own Spanish masterpiece: the beautiful, classic Spanish tile roof of their Santa Ana mansion.

Tent fumigation was not to be applied here, as that method could have potentially damaged the tiles. We got to work by spot treating with a 3 story extension ladder—on a hillside, no less. Some of the greatest acrobatic performances combine theater, costumes, pyrotechnics, dance, and music, showcasing human greatness. Not everyone can be an acrobatic, nor can anyone be an exterminator. Both skills require professional training and experience to be performed safely (do not attempt either at home!).

Removing Termites From High Value Homes

Pest control treatments are a labor of love based on science. When we treat a client’s residential or commercial property, we understand the responsibility bestowed upon us to remove the pests in a way that respects the value of the property. However, not all pest control companies take pride in their work as an artist would. The sad truth about the professional extermination industry is that some companies chase profit without regard for preserving the integrity of the home. Heavy handed exterminators may intentionally exaggerate their diagnosis of the infestation in order to charge a higher service fee for larger scale treatments like tent fumigation rather than localized spot treatments. 

The method of treatment for any given infestation must be custom tailored to the property’s uniqueness. Our customized pest control treatment saved our client money as well as the beauty of their home.

Is Tent Fumigation Necessary?

Tent fumigation may be necessary in certain cases, but not all. Natural Science Extermination has safely and successfully fumigated many properties for our clients. However, we consider tent fumigation as the last option, not the only option.

If an exterminator insists on tent fumigation, give Natural Science Exterminating a call first—we may be able to spot treat or use natural solutions instead. 

Tent fumigation removes pests through the controlled release of gaseous termiticide, typically when pests have infested an entire property. But certain properties are not structurally suitable for tent fumigation due to limitations or restrictions.

Tent fumigation and spot treatment are different techniques that are best suited for different types of  properties and infestations. Call Natural Science Exterminating for a free termite assessment of the best solution for you.

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Rodent Removal, Decontamination, and Insulation

No stone should be left unturned when removing pests. 

To ensure a truly pest-free and pest-proof home, hire a professional who will treat your home beyond the point of removal, also repairing damage and preventing future infestations. 

We are proud to share the success of a treatment we completed for a client who called us after another exterminator did not fully get the job done, allowing water damage to occur from a rat nest that soaked an area of the ceiling. In addition to removal, we decontaminated the attic, replaced the insulation, and sealed off all possibilities of rodent re-entry.

The work of the other previous exterminator did not deliver an ultimate solution because simply killing rodents is not enough to prevent them from coming back. Rodent removal should be followed by decontamination and insulation replacement in order to restore the health and safety of your home. 

Water damage in homes or buildings are enticing to rodents who love dark and humid crawl spaces, especially in colder areas and months. The presence of moisture allows walls, floors, and ceilings to be more easily penetrable. 

Once they are inside, rodents have no respect for your home. Rodents almost always leave excrement in insulation and on surfaces, contaminating the air that circulates your home. They’ll claim the space they take up, emitting feces and urine to mark their territory. The odor from their droppings provides guidance for them to navigate back to the space using their sense of smell.. 

Rodent contamination is hazardous and dangerous. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention say that “certain diseases can spread from rodents to people through direct contact with infected rodents (for example, breathing in contaminated air, touching contaminated materials and then touching eyes, nose, or mouth, being bitten or scratched by an infected rodent, or eating food contaminated from an infected rodent).” Leptospirosis and hantavirus are infectious diseases that can spread from their bacteria. Their bodily fluids (blood, oil, feces, saliva, and urine) contain bacteria which can develop into mold and mildew, which can aggravate existing allergies and respiratory issues.  

Therefore, rodents and their traces must be removed to prevent them from finding their way back by following their territorial markings. Rodent decontamination also ensures that you, your family, and occupants of the house or building do not come into contact or exposure to the bacteria and illnesses that rodents carry. 

The damage that rodents cause to attic insulation has a directly negative impact on the efficacy of the insulation itself, which causes you to suffer from a lower degree of warmth and higher energy costs.

After removing the rodents and the rodent nest, we removed the infected insulation and replaced it with brand new pest control insulation. We sealed off all entries and openings to ensure that no new rodents would enter.

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.

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

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Huntington Beach Commercial Termite Treatment Success Story

Some places on Earth are extra special. Those places need to be protected at all costs. 

Huntington Beach is home to some of the most beautiful places to visit in the country. We received a call from a classic car parts store and warehouse with a beautiful 30-foot wood ceiling and a not-so-beautiful infestation of termites.

We’re proud to share our success story of how we exterminated all traces of infestation while ensuring that their property was protected in every possible way.

Before they discovered us at Natural Science Exterminating, our client received quotes of hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies that insisted on tent fumigation. However, spot treatment was all that was necessary to achieve maximum results, costing less than one third of those grandiose quotes. Our careful and thorough inspection determined that tent fumigation wasn’t what they needed, and therefore not what they should have been quoted for. 

The method of termite removal that should be applied depends on several factors, including the severity of the infestation. Each property must be carefully inspected prior in order to ensure that the correct method is applied. 

Why is it that property owners often get quoted for more expensive treatments than the type they actually need?

The simple purpose of a termite treatment is to kill the entirety of the termite colony, including their eggs. Most exterminators will indeed accomplish this…but at what cost, physically, financially, and environmentally? The dangerous truth about the pest control industry is that some companies prioritize profit over people. This may involve overblown quotes or misleading consultations by pest control professionals who deliberately and falsely exaggerate the extent of the issue in order to invoice you for the most expensive and hefty (yet unnecessary) service.

When considered holistically, exterminators should strive for the most effective degree of termite removal while prioritizing the health and safety of humans, pets, and plants, as well as the integrity of the property.

If you’ve seen our work and read our testimonials, you know that we go the distance in customer service and service quality, counting tent fumigation as our last resort. Tent fumigation is considered the most “absolute” method of removing termites, in that it can reach every nook and cranny through the controlled release of gaseous termiticide. However, tent fumigation can be excessive and unnecessary for localized infestations .

The best part about this success story is that our spot treatment left our client’s Huntington Beach property…spotless! We rented 3 different lifts and we covered all equipment, fenders, and product inventory. In addition to removing existing termites and their offspring through the spot treatment method, we then applied BoraCare treatment to prevent future termite invasions throughout the entire property.

Click here to learn about preventing pests with BoraCare treatments 

All of our work was entirely completed within a single day, one in which the warehouse was not in operation. 

Tent fumigation and spot treatment should be applied to different types of infestations, which is why it takes an expert to identify the best solution. 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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Protect Your Deck From Termite Damage

Summer is a beautiful time of year to create memories with family and friends. The backyard is the ultimate outdoor space to cook, dine, party, and lounge—all in the customized comfort of your own home!

The Value of A Deck

Even the most nature-loving person will admit that nature has nuisances that come with its perks.

Your backyard as nature would have it may not be the most comfortable place to seat oneself or multiple people. A deck can transform your backyard from just a simple piece of land into a truly functional and comfortable outdoor extension of your living room, dining room, and kitchen. Home exterior projects are reported to “have the greatest return on investment (ROI). A new wood deck has an average cost of $17,000 with a 66% ROI and a composite deck averages around $22,500 and has a 63% ROI.” 

The numbers prove that a deck is a worthwhile investment for the ROI alone—and that is before including the priceless value of the joy and relaxation that an outdoor living space provides. But the most common materials for decks, lumber and wood composite, happen to be what termites feed on. Termites feed on wood cellulose, causing billions of dollars of property damage every year across the United States. A deck constructed of wood that has not been professionally treated and protected from termites is essentially a buffet for colonies who are eagerly hungry to infest.

Protect Your Wood Deck

Termite damage equates to financial damage. Furthermore, a deck that has been damaged by termites has been weakened and is therefore structurally dangerous.

Celebrity actress Jamie Chung lived in her mid-century Los Angeles home for nine years before discovering that her deck was “totally termite infested”. What was initially planned to be a refinishing of her old deck during a backyard renovation led to the shocking discovery that the wood decking had never been treated to prevent termite damage. Chung’s deck had to be rebuilt entirely.

The good news is that decks can be protected from termite damage by professional treatments that are specifically designed to prevent termites, fungi, and rot. BoraCare is a salt-based solution that Orange County pest control professionals apply directly to exposed wood during the refinishing of an existing deck or the building of a new deck, lasting the life of the wood to prevent the wood from being eaten by termites.

A little bit of wear and tear is completely understandable for any deck, but it is also what termite damage is often mistaken for. Most homeowners are unaware of the treatment and care that are required for wood decking, so it is highly recommended to book professional termite inspections to detect potential infestations as soon as possible.

Termite treatments for wood repair, refinishing, or construction are often beyond the scope of standard home and deck renovations. It is best to call us to treat the wood during the refinishing of an existing deck or the construction of a new deck. If you have any questions about protecting wood decking from termites, you can call us to speak with a licensed pest control professional today. 

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Drywood Termite Extermination In Swarming Season

As the seasons change, it is important to understand how the weather will impact your home. Seasonal changes affect the behaviors of plants and animals in the ecosystem. Changes in moisture and humidity are weather conditions to look out for. 

Keep in mind that your home can be susceptible to pest infestation and damage at any time of the year. Certain months are hotter and more humid than the rest of the year, which will affect the behaviors of different species of pests differently. Several signs of pests may become more apparent in the spring, summer, and fall in certain areas of the United States like California.

Termites feed on wood and cellulose-based materials, a behavior so problematic to homeowners that it causes billions of damage per year across the country. The presence of termites is a real threat to the structural integrity of your home. 

It is important not to mistake termites, which are far more than a nuisance, for other insects that are common in the spring and summer, like mosquitos and fruit flies. Hot and humid weather causes drywood termites to swarm.

You’ve probably heard of the phrase “like a moth to a flame”, given that insects tend to be drawn to light. Termites tend to gather on windows because they are attracted to light. Your windows may appear to accumulate what appears to be dirt. This is more than likely an accumulation of dead termites or termite droppings, which are an immediate cause for concern that there is possibly an entire colony hiding out of plain sight. Small holes or bubbles in walls are signs that termites are causing serious damage and must be exterminated immediately. 

Even as swarming subsides as the colony may have decreased in size throughout the season, the colony will ramp up breeding in order to replenish its numbers. As soon as the eggs hatch, the colony will be back in full force. 

The best way to address swarming is to hire professional pest control services for regular inspections and exterminations at the earliest sign. There are dozens of species of termites across the United States, each with unique behaviors, characteristics, and preferences for weather conditions.

We treat homes with the method that will be the most effective given the severity of your home’s particular infestation. Either a natural or traditional chemical solution will be used to exterminate, depending on the nature of the infestation. Natural Science Exterminating prioritizes natural and localized treatments whenever possible. Orange oil is a plant-based, organic method that dissolves the exoskeletons of termites, killing them upon contact. As a last resort, tent fumigation ensures that hard-to-reach areas are treated with termiticide. 

Exterminating will kill the existing colony and its eggs. However, a new colony may enter the home, especially upon the next swarming season, unless the wood has been preventatively treated. We use the industry gold standard, Bora-Care, a borate salt solution that penetrates wood and prevents it from becoming a food source.  

If you have any questions about termite treatment in California during swarming season, do not hesitate to call us to speak to our pest control professionals. We safely and effectively treat all types of termites so that you can live in your home with peace of mind.

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How To Choose A Pest Control Company

Pests may be unpleasant, but working with a pest control company doesn’t have to be. When it comes to your home, you need to know who you can trust to safely and effectively remove pests.

Guaranteed Pest Control 

Not all pest control companies are created equal. In fact, not all companies are licensed, even though they should be. Pest control businesses in California must obtain a license, which certifies that they have the required knowledge and skills to treat your home. Natural Science Exterminating is licensed and bonded for your protection. With our trained and experienced professionals, our work in your home is guaranteed.

Pest Control Appointments

Infestations should be treated as soon as you discover them to prevent the pests from contaminating and damaging your home. If you have bees or wasps, it is best to book an appointment for inspection and removal as soon as possible, given that their stinging nature poses health risks to you and your family. Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage every year to properties across the United States by eating wood. Natural Science Exterminating is available within 24 hours for termites, bees, and wasps. 

If you would like to take preventative measures and book your appointments in advance, see which pest control companies have a reputation for commitment and punctuality. If you discover a pest control company that is fully booked weeks or months in advance, but has a reputation for missing appointments, it is best to look elsewhere. Natural Science Exterminating fulfills annual pest control contracts because we are confident in our commitment to keep your home pest-free all year round, and we have positive reviews to back it up.

Pest Control With Integrity

If something doesn’t feel right, listen to your gut. There are countless stories of pest control treatments gone bad. Big box retailers that offer pest control tend to appeal to homeowners by being an established, familiar entity that can offer discounts or coupons as introductory offers. But if their heart isn’t in the right place, their focus is profit—and not necessarily service quality. 

Small or local companies are a great alternative to nationwide chains, but do not base your decision solely on the basis that they aren’t corporate giants. Small businesses may lack oversight and compliance, with the owners or their employees treating properties without licenses or experience. Always choose a pest control company that is licensed, trained, and reputable.

Moreover, integrity means that the pest control company is honest in their inspection and treatment. Natural Science Exterminating is proud to be a company that will spot treat whenever possible, and tent fumigate as the last resort. Furthermore, while the pest control industry is notorious for unnecessary or excessive upsells, we do not attempt to treat more than necessary. 

Environmental Pest Control 

When it comes to pest control, some companies do not offer natural treatments as an option at all, whereas we put it right in our name. 

Natural Science Exterminating removes termites with a borate salt solution or orange oil, both of which are environmentally safe, effective, and approved by California law. We are also licensed to install Energy Star® certified insulation which provides homeowners with eligibility for a tax credit of up to $500. Moreover, this pest-resistant insulation is energy efficient, fire retardant, and sound-proofing.

If you have any questions about pest control inspection, treatment, or prevention, give a call today to see if we might be the right pest control company for you. 

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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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