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Terminating Termite Activity In Ventura County
In a place like Ventura County, taking care of your property usually revolves around the beautification process. Unfortunately, as much as you want your property to emphasize the natural beauty of Southern California, these practices rarely do much to deter destructive termites. Once you learn the truth about what’s drawing termites onto your property, you’ll realize why professional protection methods are the only option you can truly count on to keep your home safe.danger
Damage Incurred Over Time
Termites are one of the slowest-occurring natural disasters in the world. These small pests that typically resemble white ants will invade your home at the foundation level before eating the wooden portions of your home underneath your house and within your walls. While termites take at least 18 months to inflict damage costing in the $3,000 range, many homeowners won’t notice a problem until the damage is already severe.
Even though termites will work in secret, they’ll leave a few signs along the way:
- Visible damage to exposed wood in the yard
- Mud tubes along the foundation walls (if subterranean termites)
- Sawdust buildup along baseboards (if drywood termites)
- Soft clicking noises within the walls
- Tightening around doors and windows
If you do notice these signs, there isn’t much you can do about the infestation on your own. Any or all of these signs necessitate the need to enlist professional help. Unfortunately, these signs can be difficult to see for the untrained eye. Failure to recognize the signs and get prompt professional help can lead to thousands of dollars worth of damage to your house before you even notice there's a problem.
Termite Care You Can Trust
In order to protect your home from current and future termite infestations, you need the experienced service technicians and expertise that Ventura Pest Control has to offer. Since we’ve been dealing with the local termites for over 60 years, we understand exactly what to look for on your property to discern what kind of termite troubles you’re dealing with.
The most common species of termites in the area are subterranean termites and drywood termites. Our technicians’ experience in understanding the difference is crucial when it comes to prevention. That’s why all of our termite treatments begin with a thorough inspection of your property. We’ll inspect the interior of the home, the exterior of the foundation, and the subarea for signs of any wood-destroying organisms like termites and fungus. Our inspection will also diagnose any conditions that would be conducive to termite infestation: accessibility, moisture damage, and potential attractants.
Drywood Termite Treatments
After the inspection, we’ll provide a complete list of findings along with our estimate for treatment. In the case of drywood termites, we use a variety of treatment options to ensure that the entire infestation is eradicated. One of our most popular and effective treatments includes the complete structural fumigation tent, which forces customers out of their homes for three days.
Apart from fumigation, we also offer localized spot treatments that include tree oils, boric acid products, and thermal heating techniques. The best part about these solutions is that they can be customized for each specific customer’s needs. If your entire home would benefit from the thermal treatments, then our technicians will apply treatments in the most effective areas for complete eradication. If the problem is localized, then we’ll save you money on treatment by only treating the areas that need it.
Subterranean Termite Treatments
As licensed installers of America’s #1 defense against subterranean termites, we can stop these destructive pests in their tracks. Subterranean termites love to feed on moist, rotting wood, so they’re the most efficient form of wood-eating pests. Fortunately for you, the Termidor® HE liquid bait solution will eradicate and prevent subterranean termite infestations without putting your children, pets, or vegetation at risk.
We begin with a trench around the foundation of the home, six inches deep. We fill the trench with Termidor® HE and allow it to soak into the surrounding soil before refilling the trench again. If you have a concrete slab around the structure of your home or business, then we can drill holes 12 inches deep around the perimeter, injecting the soil underneath with the termite prevention solution.
The Ventura Pest Control Difference
With so much expensive damage on the line, professional termite prevention is a necessity for any Ventura County property. We understand that you may have a variety of options for termite prevention in the area, but we're the only option with experience protecting properties from termites for over 60 years.
Since we’re family-owned and operated, you can rest assured that you’re getting the kind of attentive care that you need when dealing with termite problems that can be so difficult to diagnose. Give us a call today to protect your investment from destructive termites.