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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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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