Oranges not an alternative to whole house fumigation!

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Some companies have been misleading consumers about the safety and effectiveness of treatments using orange oil (d-Limonene) products. Before you spend thousands of dollars you need to get the facts. (1) Orange oil is a spot treatment. Only detected, accessible colonies can be treated by drilling small holes into which d-limonene (citrus oil) is injected. (2) Orange oil is not equivalent to a fumigation. Fumigations are whole house treatments and kill all detected and undetected termites, including those inaccessible for spot treatments. (3) Effectiveness. The effectiveness of spot treatments will vary considerably based on the techniques and experience of the

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How to Avoid a Termite Invasion in Brea, CA

Finding out your home in Brea, CA has a serious termite problem can be devastating. These destructive insects have the ability to destroy the integrity of your home and cause thousands of dollars in damage. While calling a professional exterminator is the only way to successfully rid your home of these unwanted pests, there are preventive measures you can take to stop an invasion from occurring. Listed below are 5 steps you can take to decrease the chance of termites assaulting your home. 1. Termites devour wood, hence the importance of removing any wood debris surrounding the perimeter of your property.

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New possibilities in termite control

Termites cause $40 billion worth of damage world wide every year. Untold amounts of money have been spent in the search for a better way to control the pests. This has been an ongoing struggle for decades. For close to 50 years, researchers have tried unsuccessfully to use microbes as  a biological termite control. University of Florida researchers have recently discovered what makes termites so resistant to most diseases. By using their own feces to build their nests, termites promote the growth of helpful bacteria. These bacteria have been found to stave off pathogens. The 9 year study took a new

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Signs to Look for to Determine if Your Home is Infeste

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Termite infestation can be a real problem for home owners. Despite their size, termites can cause extreme damage to the most vital components to your home; compromising your home’s structural integrity. Determining whether or not you may have a problem is the first step of proper termite control. Here are some signs to look for when determining if your home may be infested by termites: Check for swarms: The appearance of a swarm may indicate trouble. These insects will look much like what most of us refer to as “flying ants.” Warm and wet days of spring and autumn are the

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Spring Is Here: Is It Time For A Termite Inspection?

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It’s spring again and time for that annual housecleaning. Your garage might need a good clean-out and maybe your front lawn could use some work. There might, however, be one other important step that you’re missing this spring: a termite inspection. Termites are wood-eating insects that perform an important ecological role by breaking down dead wood and returning the nutrients to the environment. Unfortunately, if left unchecked, termites might also break down the wood that makes up your home, leaving you with expensive repairs and a house that might not be safe to live in. Termites can compromise the structure

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Spring Is Here: Is It Time For A Termite Inspection?

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It’s spring again and time for that annual housecleaning. Your garage might need a good clean-out and maybe your front lawn could use some work. There might, however, be one other important step that you’re missing this spring: a termite inspection. Termites are wood-eating insects that perform an important ecological role by breaking down dead wood and returning the nutrients to the environment. Unfortunately, if left unchecked, termites might also break down the wood that makes up your home, leaving you with expensive repairs and a house that might not be safe to live in. Termites can compromise the structure

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Why fumigation is a safe option for pest removal

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When some homeowners hear the term fumigation, they are apprehensive. Some are concerned about inhaling harmful fumes or dealing with leftover residue. While it is natural to be concerned, with our fumigation process you can be certain that your safety is a priority for us. Vikane is a gas not a liquid In our fumigations, we use the Dow Chemical Company product Vikane. The product, sulfuryl fluoride, is introduced into your home at a controlled rate and to a controlled level. We only use as much as is needed to kill the pests. Since Vikane is a gas there is

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Fumigation: Enjoy a Get-Away While We Take the Drywoods Awa

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Drywood Termites. They are a little different than their usual cousins–the subterranean termites. Drywoods don’t live down in the soil and munch primarily on wet wood. No, Drywoods find nice dry wood–like that found in your lovely home–to be quite delectable, thank you, no added moisture necessary. Although they normally live outside in dead trees, brush, firewood, etc., when residential neighborhoods are built in the Drywood’s primary habitat, the man-made structures become open to attack and infestation. The Drywoods are happy to enter your home through joints in exposed wood trim, attic vents, window sills, foundations, under wood shingles or

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Warning Signs of Termites

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Termites are small insects, but they can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home or property. Homeowners often know about the dangers of termites but may not be aware of the warning signs of termite activity. If you see any of the following in your home, you may have a termite infestation. Hollow Sounding Wood Most termite species prefer dark environments. Because of this, termites are more likely to be active on the inside of wood rather than the top surface. Even when termites are active the top surface of the wood may still appear normal. If the

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