HomePreventative Treatment

When it comes to battling termites, the termite control experts here at Hi-Tech know that the best first step isn’t elimination, it’s prevention. Termites are very common in Southern California, with dry wood termites being the most common and closely followed by subterranean termites. Because both of these termite types are so common in Los Angeles and the Orange County area, property owners need to employ control and prevention to avoid disaster. If you don’t, chances are you’ll be facing a termite problem sometime in the future.

Hi-Tech Termite Control offers affordable and effective termite control and prevention. We employ a variety of methods to stop termites before they can take over your property. Those methods might include:

  • Chemical barriers
  • Bait stations
  • Localized treatments
  • Structural improvements

Our team can recommend the methods based on your property and whether or not we have found evidence of termites already. Of course, if you already have a termite problem, we have solutions for that, too, including our highly effective microwave treatments, which don’t require you or any tenants that you might have to move out of the property as fumigation does.

Termite Inspection

Effective termite control starts with some essential steps. First, a thorough inspection of the home or building should be carried out by a professional inspector. Someone with years of experience in the termite control sector brings a necessary level of know-how and judgment to the process of determining where and how to treat the termites in your home or building.

Hi-Tech Termite Control specializes in termite control services in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. We bring a depth of experience to the table unmatched by other pest control companies.

Inspections for termite control should cover both the primary structure and its surroundings. This includes the crawl space under the floor and the attic (if accessible). It also includes any other adjacent timber structures, tool sheds, and garages. Detached structures will be inspected upon request. Potential conditions in the surroundings that could lead to termite infestation will be noted.

Effective termite control starts with some essential steps. First, a thorough inspection of the home or building should be carried out by a professional inspector. Someone with years of experience in the termite control sector brings a necessary level of know-how and judgment to the process of determining where and how to treat the termites in your home or building.

Hi-Tech Termite Control specializes in termite control services in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. We bring a depth of experience to the table unmatched by other pest control companies.

Inspections for termite control should cover both the primary structure and its surroundings. This includes the crawl space under the floor and the attic (if accessible). It also includes any other adjacent timber structures, tool sheds, and garages. Detached structures will be inspected upon request. Potential conditions in the surroundings that could lead to termite infestation will be noted.

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THE RESULTANT REPORT WILL DETAIL THE MOST APPROPRIATE PLAN OF ACTION FOR TERMITE CONTROL. THIS MAY INCLUDE:

Termite Control Through Soil Treatment

Treatment of the soil adjacent to and below the building. Termites trying to access the main structure through the treated soil must be eliminated.

For buildings constructed on a concrete slab, it may be necessary to drill through the slab to treat the soil below for effective subterranean termite control. Termite control performed using a chemical barrier should only be applied by a trained expert. Specialized equipment ensures the entire structure is fully barricaded from subterranean termite attacks. Any foraging termites in the building will be unable to safely rejoin the colony through the treated soil.

Termites frequently return there to feed and nurture the newly hatched termites and their queen, who can lay up to 20,000 eggs a day. Without workers able to return to the nest, the colony will eventually collapse.

Bait Stations may also be used for termite control. However, homeowners often fail to understand that these bait stations must be regularly inspected and refreshed 3-4 times a year by a licensed termite control professional, or their effectiveness is low. Termidor, on the other hand, is highly effective and does not require quarterly maintenance.

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Termite Control by Improvements to the Structure & Landscaping

There may be recommended modifications to the building or landscaping to improve the effectiveness of termite control measures and reduce the threat of further termite attacks. For example, these might include the removal of termite infested timbers adjacent to the house or in contact with the soil or the reduction of humidity below the floor. Mulch should also be removed – especially where it abuts the building as it provides termites with an easy food source and a humid environment.

Termite Control Through Moisture Management

One of the more complex challenges with termite control is managing the dampness and humidity that can occur in many homes and buildings. It can emanate from a multitude of malfunctions with plumbing, equipment, and weatherproofing. For example, a leaking shower, a faulty drainage pipe or dishwasher, cracks in roofing tiles and leaking guttering, air-conditioning problems, and condensation overflow from refrigerators and freezers can create moisture conditions that encourage termite infestation.

This moisture typically finds its way into the lower supporting timbers providing an environment that’s ideal for subterranean termites.

If you the homeowner find signs of live termites it’s important NOT to disturb them or try to treat them yourself. It may appear that you have killed them off, but termites are extremely adept at survival. The likely scenario is that you have caused them to relocate to other parts of the building where their presence may not be discovered until more insidious damage has been wrought.

Get a Termite Inspection Today

Our termite inspector will provide a report that will detail the current state of the building and the best course of action for effective termite control both in the short and long term. A trained termite control professional with years of experience in treating termite infestations in a variety of different environments and structures will know how best to manage your infestation. With Hi-Tech Termite Control, you can rest assured that we'll treat your structure properly in order to eradicate termites. Again, Hi-Tech Termite Control serves folks throughout Southern California, including residents in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County — reach out to us to protect your home!
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Once your termite problem is under control, our professional and friendly exterminators will arrange preventative treatments throughout the year to ensure termites don’t come back. They’ll choose the method of prevention that’s best for your property. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your property is the protection by Hi-Tech Termite Control and backed with our two-year warranty. Call us today to start protecting your property with the help of experienced and knowledgeable exterminators in Southern California. We work throughout San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County.