A remodel is a significant undertaking. Planning and finalizing a remodel involves a commitment in structurally altering your home and investing a substantial amount of money to enhance its function and value, with the hope of long lasting enjoyment.

When one of our clients decided to remodel their Costa Mesa home down to the studs for an expansion, they called Natural Science Exterminating for a termite inspection and BoraCare termite prevention treatment. 

Protect Your Home For Generations

Termites are quite common in California, causing countless people to worry about the longevity of their homes. Any untreated wood can is at risk of termite damage, which has financial and structural consequences. 

Our client, like many homeowners in Orange County, wanted to be confident that their property would endure for generations to come, and retain its market value if ever sold. Their studs-out remodel involved stripping away the existing drywall, revealing the existing studs. Their goal was to incorporate new framing over and around the existing structure. This presented a unique opportunity to address any existing termite damage and prevent future infestations.

Preventatively treating your home against pests offers significant advantages. Applying BoraCare during a remodel is logistically efficient. BoraCare treatment requires direct application of the solution onto the wood, which means that walls must be opened up in order for the wood to be physically accessible. A remodel is a smashing opportunity to maximize time and space for proactive pest control. Once your remodel is complete, you can further enjoy peace of mind in its investment value and beauty.

The Science of Cellulose & BoraCare

Termites are among the most destructive yet inconspicuous pests. They consume cellulose, a complex carbohydrate present in nearly every plant. Cellulose is integral to wood’s structural integrity, giving it strength, rigidity, and other properties of durability.

Cellulose weaves through wood in long fibers. As termites chew through wood, they leave behind fragile, hollow material that can no longer support weight or resist force. While some termite-damaged wood studs can be restored, extensively damaged wood often requires replacement. These repairs and replacements can be costly, depending on the extent of the damage. Therefore, it is crucial to prevent infestations altogether in order to avoid damage and the potentially exorbitant costs.

BoraCare is a solution consisting of a mineral salt and a form of elemental boron that penetrates wood and remains effective for a lifetime, without causing harm to the wood itself or the environment. It is considered low in toxicity to humans and pests, but it impairs or kills termites by disrupting their ability to metabolize cellulose. The transfer effect ensures that the entire colony no longer perceives the wood as a food source.

If you are preparing for a remodel or construction project, ask us about our Orange County 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.

Call Us Today: 1-714-451-2890
E-mail: info@naturalscienceexterminating.com

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