Ventura Termite Treatments
Eco-Friendly & Effective Termite Solutions in Santa Barbara & Los Angeles Counties
Discovering termites on your property can be a stressful thing. Not only is it unsettling but it can also lead to extensive property damage. At Cal Termite & Pest Control, we have years of specialized experience ridding homes and businesses of these destructive pests through effective inspections and termite treatments. We service properties throughout Ventura and the greater Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counites.
Our team happily offers free inspections and same-day appointments to get the process started as soon as you need it. We utilize the most advanced treatments on the market, including eco-friendly heat treatments to rid your property of termites without damaging your space.
What Goes into a Termite Inspection?
A professional termite inspection is a critical step in ensuring the structural integrity of any property. Our seasoned technicians at Cal Termite & Pest Control follow a meticulous process, inspecting both interior and exterior areas of the property. We systematically scrutinize potential hotspots such as wood structures, soil, basements, and attics.
Key signs that indicate a termite infestation include hollow-sounding timber, discarded wings, mud tubes on walls, and the presence of termite droppings or 'frass'. Our technicians leverage advanced technology, along with years of experience, to accurately identify the presence and extent of termite activity, providing our clients with a detailed report and specialized treatment plans if an infestation is detected.
How Does Termite Heat Treatment Work?
For sufficient dry wood termite control, heat must raise air temperatures between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, temperatures inside the wood where the dry wood termites live must reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 35 minutes to kill the termites.
Benefits of Heat Treatment for Termites
When your property has been completely prepared and sealed, we utilize specialized heaters to safely raise the temperature of your space to around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
3 advantages of heat treating for termites include:
- Convenient: A typical heat treatment takes less than a day, with the actual treatment itself taking less than an hour.
- Eco-friendly: Our heat treatments never leave behind chemical residue and don’t use gas like fumigations.
- Effective: Sustained temperatures of over 120 degrees kill termites hiding inside wood or dry rot. We then offer you recommendations on how to keep termites from returning for sustained protection.
Keeping Termites at Bay Post-Treatment
Preventing termite reinfestation is an integral component of protecting your property after a heat treatment. By implementing some precautionary measures, property owners can significantly reduce the likelihood of a future termite issue. Our professional pest control technicians can offer valuable guidance on maintaining a termite-free property.
- Regular Inspections: Scheduling periodic termite inspections helps identify any new termite activity before it becomes a significant issue.
- Proper Wood Storage: Store firewood or lumber away from your property’s foundation. Termites are attracted to wood, and having it near your home could invite them in.
- Moisture Control: Termites need moisture to survive. So, fixing leaky faucets, properly draining rainwater, and ensuring your property's foundation is dry can discourage termite habitation.
- Sealing Entry Points: Seal any cracks or holes within your property's foundation to prevent termites from entering.
- Maintaining Your Garden: Trim any overhanging trees or shrubbery near your property. Termites can use these as bridges to reach your home.
Cal Termite & Pest Control can further assist by utilizing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods around your property post-treatment, providing an additional layer of protection against these destructive pests. Our team is equipped with the expertise and tools to ensure your property remains termite-free, offering you peace of mind.
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For effective treatment, fast response times, and friendly, knowledgeable exterminators, reach out to Cal Termite & Pest Control. Our technicians will walk you through the entire termite treatment process and offer in-house financing options and free inspections to make your service quick, convenient, and affordable.
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