HomeTop Rated Termite Treatment and Prevention

Effective termite treatment and control starts with a thorough inspection of your home or building by a professional termite inspector. Professional inspections and termite control should cover the exterior of the building, crawl spaces, attics, and other areas that attract termites. A thorough inspection and termite treatment should also include adjacent timber, tool sheds, and garages. 

The resulting report will lay out a customized plan of action for the best termite control and termite treatment costs to ensure the next steps forward are best for the building and your budget. Depending on the species of termite, the extent of the infestation, and other factors, your termite solutions may include one or more of the following:

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Fumigation

For widespread infestations, fumigation of the entire building is still one of the most proven termite treatments. When a severe termite infestation extends to inaccessible parts of a structure, fumigation is probably the best way to stop the destruction. While Hi-Tech reserves fumigation for extreme situations, we also offer the latest termite control technology whenever possible.  

Eco-Friendly Termite Treatments

Termite treatments don’t always involve fumigation or other aggressive methods. Your termite inspector may determine that your termite problem can be eradicated with eco-friendly treatments. The combination of plant-based solutions, along with microwaves or other treatments, can often get things under control. 

For drywood termite control, we may recommend a microwave treatment in combination with one of our non-invasive termite treatment solutions. Our patented microwave unit—the XTerminator 4.0™— uses heat to exterminate termites in areas such as wood beams and wall voids. Used with our other local treatment methods using a termiticide or orange oil, this eco-friendly approach to termite control is highly effective.  

Our low-impact but effective natural termite treatment can be performed while your family and pets remain in the home. This natural termite control can typically be performed in a short amount of time compared to fumigation and other extreme termite control measures. 

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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Subterranean Termite Treatment

Since subterranean termite colonies live in the soil, we apply termiticide formulated with low-toxic termite treatment chemicals to surrounding and adjacent soil to create a barrier. 

First, a trench is dug around the foundation, piers, and other areas, and we treat the soil with a proven termiticide. We fill the trench back in and the termiticide absorbs into the soil to kill termites when they cross through the barrier to return to the nest. 

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. Whether your building has a slab, basement, or crawl space, our specialized equipment ensures the entire structure is professionally treated against termite attacks. 

Termite Treatment Through Localized Treatments

For drywood termite control, we may recommend the microwave treatment and localized application of a termiticide or orange oil. If a termiticide is required, we use Termidor, a product widely recognized for its effectiveness in controlling termites.  It is a water-based, odorless product that is not harmful to humans or pets when properly administered by a professional. In our experience, these combined methods are more effective than other heat methods.

For widespread infestations, effective termite control must start with fumigation of the entire building.

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Preventative Termite Treatments

Preventative termite treatments involve fending off termites before they infest and damage the structure. This may involve pre-treating the perimeter of a home with Altriset or a similar product for subterranean termite control when conditions next to the foundation attract termites. For example, bark or moisture near the perimeter can attract subterranean termites. By treating the soil next to the foundation, you can prevent a future termite infestation.

In addition, preventative treatments may involve spraying raw wood in attic spaces. Treatment will focus on areas where raw wood is accessible around air vents, down the ridge of the roof, and on roof sheathing. 

The termite inspection report will alert homeowners to conditions that are conducive to infestation (which involves termites or other wood-destroying organisms) or infection (which involves dry rot). For example, excessive moisture from plumbing leaks or other sources is something that can lead to infestation or infection. Preventing excessive moisture is another means to prevent termite infestations. 

We may also recommend modifications to the building or landscaping to improve the effectiveness of termite control and reduce the threat of further termite attacks. For example, we may suggest the removal of timbers adjacent to the house or in contact with the soil. Mulch that contacts the structure should also be removed because it provides termites with an easy food source, a humid environment, and plenty of cover to inflict damage.

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When You Need Termite Treatment

If you find signs of live termites or termite damage, it’s important NOT to disturb them or attempt 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 your property where they may not be discovered until more damage has been done.

If you see or suspect a termite infestation, schedule an inspection. Hi-Tech Termite Control is one of the most trusted and experienced termite control companies in Southern California. One of our professional termite inspectors will provide a complete report on the current state of your infestation and offer the best course of action for the most effective termite control. 

You can rest assured Hi-Tech Termite Control will treat your structure, get rid of termites, and keep them from coming back. Hi-Tech Termite Control serves Southern California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County — reach out to us to protect your home! Schedule a free inspection today.

When You Need Termite Treatment

If you find signs of live termites or termite damage, it’s important NOT to disturb them or attempt 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 your property where they may not be discovered until more damage has been done.

If you see or suspect a termite infestation, schedule an inspection. Hi-Tech Termite Control is one of the most trusted and experienced termite control companies in Southern California. One of our professional termite inspectors will provide a complete report on the current state of your infestation and offer the best course of action for the most effective termite control. 

You can rest assured Hi-Tech Termite Control will treat your structure, get rid of termites, and keep them from coming back. Hi-Tech Termite Control serves Southern California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County — reach out to us to protect your home! Schedule a free inspection today.

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