TERMITES

When our company started 86 years ago, we were known as Termite Control Company. And In this time, technology and breakthroughs in termite control have always kept our practices evolving and on the cutting edge of our industry. We take pride in the fact that we are leaders in our field and that our results leave our customers with absolute peace of mind. Below is some information on our termite treatments and procedures that have kept us thriving for almost a century.

SUBTERRANEAN CHEMICAL TREATMENT

In order to properly treat for subterranean termites, we must drill beneath the cement slab of the structure around the exterior perimeter to aid in the application of a registered termiticide. This treatment method is used across the industry to eradicate the termites and prevent them from attacking and damaging your investment by creating a barrier to the property. Once the holes are drilled and the termiticide is introduced to the soil, the holes are then filled with conrete filler so there is little to no visual evidence that your foundation has been drilled into.

MARINE FUMIGATION

Yes, boats can get termites too! The same process we apply to a home fumigation is also the same process we apply to aquatic vehicles as well. If it’s made of wood, it’s susceptible to a dry wood termite infestation. To properly treat the vessel in all affected and potential areas, it would be ideal to be brought onto shore and placed on some type of support so its lifted off the ground. As long as you can get it to shore, we can tent it.

TERMITE MONITORING

Termite monitoring service includes the installation of our Ground Watch termite protection monitors. This is an efficient way of being pre-emptive to the threat of termite damage to your property against subterranean termites. The monitor stations are checked 4 times a year so that if any of the stakes show activity, we can immediately treat the property before any issues occur.

FUMIGATION

Fumigation with a registered fumigant is utilized for several different pests and purposes. The most common type of fumigation is structural. Insects, like drywood termites make their colonies in the actual wood members of your property. The most effective way to eradicate these types of termites is fumigation since many of the wood members are not exposed. The fumigant penetrates deep within the wood members of your property and fully eradicate these structural pests. It is like hitting the reset button on all pests in your property.

TERMITE / DRYROT REPAIR

Dry rot on a property is more common than you think. Dry rot is an actual living organism (fungus) that deteriorates the structural integrity of the wood infected and if left unchecked, can spread to any adjacent wood it is in contact with making repairs more expensive. The good news is, dry rot repairs can be made by splicing out the affected area, treating any adjacent wood with Octaborate to arrest fungus growth and installing new members in affected areas.

TERMITE INSPECTION

For any homeowner, it is recommended that your property has a full termite inspection done every 2-3 years. Not only are registered pest control companies looking for the presence of Termites but anything that may be conducive to attracting them. Areas of the property that a Termite inspector inspects are: Exterior, interior, attic and subarea if your home is not built on a slab foundation. To the trained eye, these areas are crucial areas to inspect for the presence of Wood Destroying Organisms. Another aspect of Termite Inspections are Section 1&2 inspections. If you are purchasing a property, selling a property or even refinancing, a Section 1&2 inspection is mandatory.

EVIDENCE OF SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES

EVIDENCE OF DRYWOOD TERMITES

BASEBALL BATS FOUND UNDER A HOME INFESTED WITH SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES

DELK VINTAGE 80’S SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE DIAGRAM FROM HOME & GARDEN SHOW

DELK VINTAGE 80’S SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE DIAGRAM FROM HOME & GARDEN SHOW