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TERMITE SERVICES

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Soil Pre-Treatment 

Horizontal and Veritcal Barriers

Soil is treated with chemicals to establish a barrier that is lethal or repellent to termites. The chemical must be adequately dispersed in the soil to provide a barrier to all routes of termite entry.

The best time to apply a chemical barrier is before construction. The soil below all slabs should be treated before they are poured. Current regulations require treatment both under horizontal and adjacent to vertical surfaces.

Proper uniform soil treatment eliminates the need for wood treatment except where there is a moisture source that could sustain the termite colony above the soil level. However, additional wood treatment may accelerate the elimination of infestations. 

Don't forgot about the additions added to the property. Additions to the homes, should be treated during construction. If not treated the margin between the new and old has a high probability to develop a termite problem even though the rest of the house has been treated. 

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Wood

Pre-Treatment

Bora Care, a borate based termiticide/wood preservative that is applied during the dried-in stage of construction prior to insulation during any type of weather. 

 

In addition to termite protection, Wood treated with Bora Cora provides superior protection against carpenter ants, poder post beetles, and all major wood-destroying insects. It also prevents mold and decay fungi. Pressure treated lumber and soil treatments can't do all this. Wood treated with Bora Cora can be painted, stained or sealed once it dries in 24 hours. 

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Spot

Treatment

Any Treatment which concerns a limited, defined area less than ten linear square feet that is intended to protect a specific location or "spot". Often there are adjacent areas susceptible to termite infestation, which are not treated. 

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Subterranean Termite

Inspection 

In nature, termites are considered beneficial insects because they break down dead and dying plant material. However Termites are considered pests, that feed on wooden structures.

They are social insects that live in colonies. Research shows that termites have the ability to locate a distant food source through their keen sense of smell. Termite colonies are started by a pair of swarmers or as a result of part of the colony breaking apart. The primary reproductive is the queen. A queen may live more than 30 years, and produce from 5,000 to 10,000 eggs a year. Subterranean termites build a connecting mud tube or tunnel to reach the wood that is separated from the soil. They cause extensive damage if left untreated. 

When the presence of subterranean termite is suspected, perform a thorough inspection of the building, so we can determine the degree of infestation and type of treatment needed to be done. On some properties, bait may constitute the only form of treatment; on others, they may be supplemented with a partial liquid application. The presence of swarms or loose wings invariably indicates a termite infestation. 

A professional termite inspector can highlight problem areas you may have missed. Get regular inspections today to avoid future costly repairs. 

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Post Construction

Subterranean Termite Treatment

Termite infestation can lead to costly repairs and mounting frustration if it remains untreated.

Soil is treated with chemicals to establish a barrier that is lethal or repellent to termites. The chemical must be adequately dispersed in the soil to provide a barrier to all routes of termite entry.

Treatment would consist of thenching the perimeter outside of the building and drilling the concrete areas to inject the termiticide along the perimeter of the house. The trenches are also filed with termiticide making a complete barrier protecting the property from future termite activity. The drill holes are patched so that they are not much visible. The interior plumbing areas are injected with termiticide foam.

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Termites Preventive

Bait System 

Termite baits consist of paper, cardboard, or other acceptable termite food that is combined with a slow-acting substance lethal to termites. The bait must be good enough to compete with the presence of competing tree roots, stumps, woodpiles and structural wood. If the bait kills too quickly, sick or dead termites may accumulate in the vicinity of the bait stations., increasing the chance of avoidance by other termites in the area. Delayed-action or slow-acting bait also enhances transmission of the lethal agent to other termites, including those that never fed on the bait. Some bait stations are installed below ground out in the yard, and others are positioned within the structure in the vicinity of active termite mud tubes or feeding sites.

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