California is famous for its beautiful landscapes and real estate, which may explain why it has become a location sensation for hit reality shows like Selling Sunset, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, and The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. It can be hard for viewers to look away from the magnificent architecture and luxury that serves as the backdrop of all the drama on display!
At Natural Science Exterminating, we were called to a stunning Laguna Beach home when the homeowner and their contractors discovered a termite colony while tearing down walls in the midst of their remodel. We are proud to share this story of how we successfully removed the termites and dry rot and also treated their remodel to pest-proof their investment.
How Termites Affect The Value Of Your Real Estate
Real estate shows are fascinating as they vividly depict and dissect the various factors that influence the market value of a house. The homes featured on beloved real estate reality shows have earned their listing price due to a combination of factors, such as their location, size, and meticulous presentation.
Remodeling is a significant investment that can also drastically increase how much a property is worth. However the aesthetics of a home are only as valuable as long as they can be preserved with maintenance and care which includes that of pest control and management.
While reality shows are notorious for being sensationalized, what’s true in both a reality show and real life is that the real estate negotiation process involves the buyer’s due diligence which includes inspection. The aesthetic beauty of a home is worth as much as the diligence with which it is preserved. Thus, what is underneath and inside of a home cannot be overlooked.
Termite Treatments Preserve The Value Of Real Estate
Our client expressed that they felt disheartened—the termite discovery felt like a setback against the exciting new chapter of their remodel. However, they realized the blessing in disguise as the termite damage would have been exacerbated if it hadn’t been discovered, costing more to repair. Upon our arrival, they were assured that they were in the right hands, and that our work would help them resume their project swimmingly.
Termites are not uncommon in Laguna Beach and the rest of California, given the biodiversity in the state. The climate is conducive to the mating and reproductive habits of termite colonies throughout the year, so without inspection and preventative measures like BoraCare, any home is potentially at risk of being hit with the health and financial consequences of a termite infestation.
Termite & Dry Rot Removal Plus Preventative BoraCare
Termites initiate structural damage by infiltrating homes through soil, entrances, or small crevices. They feed on wood for its cellulose content, excreting moisture in the process, causing dry rot, which compromises the strength of the wood fibers. Dry rot can become unsanitary and airborne, posing risks to human health. Not only is it unsightly, but it also attracts other pests.
Our approach to extermination is unique to each client. We’ve treated plenty of prestigious properties, including a Spanish tile roof mansion, 5000 sq ft barn, and even the Department of Fish and Wildlife! We prioritize spot treatments and reserve tent fumigation as a last resort. Whenever possible, we utilize plant-based solutions like orange oil, which dissolves termite exoskeletons, effectively killing them. However, if we deem tent fumigation or chemical treatments as absolutely necessary, we will always recommend what would be the most suitable treatment in the best interests of our clients. Honesty is a hallmark of our service, and we allow you to decide on the final approach.
Our aim is to eliminate the termite colony entirely. Whether the treatment plan involves spot treatment or tent fumigation, chemically or organically, we design every treatment to get the job done entirely, even when other exterminators have failed with repeat treatments.
Our Laguna Beach client asked us to not only eradicate the termites and remove the dry rot, but also pest-proof their remodel, given that the demolition had opened up access to all of the affected wood structures. BoraCare is the termite prevention gold standard, a borate salt solution that effectively repels termites from consuming wood structures for the life of the wood when professionally applied to exposed wood.
If you are preparing for a remodel or construction project, ask us about our Laguna Beach pest control solutions. We safely and effectively treat and prevent even the most difficult types of termites so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor without worrying about termites destroying your home.
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