FAQ'S and Alternative Treatments
Termites are wood destroying insects.
Yes, there are two major termites in California, drywood and subterranean.
Termidor is a fumigation treatment for both subterranean and drywood termites. It is a reliable low-risk termiticide. Termidor is not systemic and does not affect plant life around your home. The active ingredient "Fipronil" is found in Frontline and Fiproguard pet products for flea control. Termidor is a non-repellent termiticide (no odor, fumes, color or taste). For more information, see the downloads section below.
Vikane is a colorless, orderless gas that is non-detectable by people during fumigation, as well as non-staining, non-corrosive, and non-flammable. Vikane dissipates into the atmosphere and does not deplet ethe ozone. For more information, see the downloads section below.
XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus ® is a renewable resource created by extracting the oil from citrus rinds. It is used for treatment for the removing drywood termites, carpenter ants, and wood boring beetles. It not only treates the immediate site, but also saturates surrounding areas within the treatment board to provide superior treatment every time. For more information, see the downloads section below
Timbor ® Professional is used to kill and control drywood & subterranean termites, carpenter ants, wood decay fungi, and listed wood boring beetles. It is used as a dust, liquid foam for interior and exterior use. It provides long-lasting protection. For more information, see the downloads section below.
Premise ® has provided termite control and prevention for more than 1 million homes and has years of real-world use under some of themost challenging conditions withaout affecting people or their pets. Premis creates a treated zone between termites and the wood in your home. Termites can't detect Premise, so they unkowingly enter the Treated Zone, where they consume or come in contact with a deadly dose. For more information, see the downloads section below.
A homeowner should try to eliminate or reduce any moisture in and around your home. Have your home inspected at least once a year by a licensed and bonded termite company.
It depends on the severity of the infestation and where it's located. However, in many cases we can eliminate the problem with a localized treatment.
Termites can be effectively treated by a professional termite company because they have the training and technology, which a homeowner does not possess.
For more information on our fumigation services, download the information packets below.