Termite Inspection

Each year in the United States, termites cause millions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses. Ignoring their presence can cost you thousands in repair and replacement. If left untreated for a long enough period, your home or structure may need serious reconstruction.

Our inspections are driven by the needs of the real estate industry. Our office staff are here to make your termite report ordering easier than ever before. If you’re getting ready to buy or sell a property in LA & Riverside county, you will need a full termite inspection report. We have assembled a team of termite inspection specialists with over 100 years combined experience. Our licensed termite inspectors will visit the property and thoroughly investigate the structure for termite damage and signs of infestation. Once complete, our technicians will provide the report to the buyer and/or seller. We provide both home inspections and commercial property inspections. We are lookng to meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.

LA & Riverside county is home to two types of termites. We see subterranean termites and dry wood termites year-round. Both require immediate intervention to prevent significant damage. Luckily, both termites types do not require the same approach and can be treated with fumigation, heat, orange oil or localized spot treatment.

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How To Detect Termite Activity

Termites are difficult to detect as they live in the wood in your home or in large colonies under ground where they can't be seen. Here are a few signs that can help determine if you have a termite infestation issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Blistered Boards

If your wooden surfaces have cracks and blisters, but there has been no damage caused by water recently, there’s a high possibility you’re dealing with termites. Subterranean Termites are a specie that feeds on subfloors, leaving it to appear water damaged and blistered.

Hollow Wood

Wood damage may be detected beneath and behind walls, floorboards, and other wooden surfaces. Termites eating into the wood in pursuit of cellulose causes this, leaving long and deep grooves behind. These gaps weaken the timber and cause structural problems over time. Hollowed wood looks more like a honeycomb from the inside and makes a hollow sound.

Mud Tubes

Mud tubes the size of pencils can be discovered anywhere the earth meets your house. This is because subterranean termites build their nests underneath and travel up to their food supply, which is typically a building framework. To live, these termites require specific temperatures and humidity conditions. Their tunnels assist to block off chilly, dry air, ultimately transforming your house into a breeding ground for them.

Termite Swarms

Termite wings can be discovered around closed windows, doorways, and other entry places to the house. This happens when termites rush out of their hive to reproduce and create a new colony.  Termites tear their wings off as they land since they won’t use them again. For distinguishing purposes, termite wings are all the same size, whereas ants have one bigger and one smaller set of wings.

Termite Droppings

Termites that live inside wood are known as dry wood termites. They form tunnels while digging and consuming the wood they infiltrate. They construct dumping holes to dispose of their waste to keep themselves clean. Because dry wood termites consume wood, their feces is also wood, resulting in pellet heaps. Dry wood termites may be present; it likely indicates an infestation if you see piles of pellets that look like sawdust.

Termite Control Treatment Options

There are a few treatment options available for full termite control. Based on your needs and budget, our technicians will make their recommendations after a thorough inspection of your structure.

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During fumigation, the building is tented for 24-48 hours. Vikane gas is then pumped into the sealed structure, replacing the oxygen. Vikane penetrates hard to reach areas like walls voids, attic spaces, eaves and door frames. After treatment, our technicians will remove the tent and air out the structure. We will thoroughly inspect the structure before we allow occupants to return. Fumigation service is warrantied for 3 years after service.

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Heat Treatment

Heat is a relatively new treatment option for termites. Much like fumigation, heat will penetrate areas of the structure that cannot be reached by traditional pesticide applications. Heat treatments can be completed in a matter of hours and do not require occupants to be out of the house for more than an afternoon.

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Local Treatment

Local treatment is a great option for small scale infestations or smaller budgets. After a thorough inspection is completed, our technicians may recommend localized spot treatment based on their findings. You will not need to leave the house for this treatment and prep, if any, will be minimal.

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Orange Oil

Orange oil is a non-traditional treatment option used to rid exposed wood structures of termites. It works by injecting the product into the wood structures. Orange oil destroys termites and their eggs quickly and without using traditional pesticide methods like fumigation. Service time is quick and easy and doesn’t require you to be out of the home during treatment.