How Stay-at-Home Treatment Works

We use two chemicals and a microwave device to kill termites. Here you can read about the substances and the process.

Our State-Approved Chemical Treatments


The following information is taken directly from “The active ingredient in Altriset® termiticide was formulated based on a naturally occurring compound found in the bark of a South American plant, Ryania speciosa. From this, scientists created a breakthrough termiticide that works unlike any other. When a professional applies Altriset, he or she only needs a low dose to control termites and ensure extended residual control.

Altriset protects your home by stopping further damage and fully controlling the termite infestation within three months. Altriset also provides long-lasting protection in surrounding soil to prevent future damage so you can live free from the worry of termites.

In fact, studies show that just one application of Altriset can fully protect your home from termites for years.

Hundreds of laboratory and field studies conducted by independent scientists have proven that Altriset is an exceptional termiticide.

  • These studies show that termites acquire a debilitating dose of Altriset when they tunnel through a treated zone around your home.
  • They also demonstrate that Altriset increases termites’ socializing and grooming behavior. This means they spread Altriset to other termite colony members – and each group of exposed termites continues this process, eventually impacting the entire termite colony.”

How It Works

“Altriset® termiticide delivers efficient termite control by stopping further termite damage within hours after application, and continues working for at least nine years to ensure your home is protected from the threat of termites.

As a liquid termiticide, Altriset® provides almost immediate and long-term residual control. Altriset is sprayed around the entire foundation of your home, making it nearly impossible for termites to avoid when foraging toward your home to feed. Once termites come in contact with Altriset, their mouthparts become paralyzed within hours, stopping them from causing destruction to your home. Because Altriset is easily shared among termite colony members, you can expect control within three months.

Rather than providing a continuous barrier around your home like liquid termiticides, baiting systems have gaps, which make it more likely that termites will miss the bait and find your home. Baiting systems rely on termites to find them and could take months for control to begin.

Give yourself peace of mind by using a liquid termiticide, such as Altriset, to provide your home constant protection against termites. Altriset ensures your home is termite-free.”

Call Hi-Tech Termite Control today to speak to a Altriset Certified Professional.

Bora Care Wood Treatment logo

Taken from Now there is a solution to protecting your structures from termites that can earn you points in green building programs such as LEED® for Homes, NGBS Green Product Certification ProgramTM, EarthCraft® and many others. Instead of poisoning the soil under a home, Bora-Care eliminates the wood as a food source while saving you one full day of cycle time.

Nisus now offers the Bora-Care 30-Year Limited Warranty to pest control companies who register treated homes and inspect them annually. This damage repair warranty, which is extended to the pest control companies, gives builders and homeowners peace of mind knowing their homes can be covered under the limited warranty for the length of a standard 30-year mortgage.

Microwave XTerminator

Patented Microwave Device – XTerminator 4.0™

Hi-Tech Termite Control has been using Microwave Technology for termite treatment for over 20 years. Our microwave devices have been tested by the state of California and showed a 97.4% efficacy rate. We have continued to upgrade and improve our technology to an even higher level of efficiency. In 2012, we were happy to release our latest state-registered model, the XTerminator 4.0™.

The treatment is environmentally-friendly and has no toxicity. There’s no need to vacate people, pets, plants or food.

The XTerminator 4.0™ microwave is mounted on a tripod for easy access to wall framing. The XTerminator 4.0™ contains a magnatron. Its funnel-shape directs microwaves to the infested area, penetrating the wood containing the termites. When it finds termites, the microwave energy converts to heat, almost instantly killing termites and eggs infesting the wood. With the queen gone, eggs destroyed, and the workforce all but eliminated, the termite colony will be wiped out for good.

The Microwave treatment is a green, environmentally-friendly, non-toxic and non-invasive approach to controlling termites. If termites have invaded your property call Hi-Tech for a free termite inspection and termite control solution quote. We provide termite control services for our neighbors throughout Southern California, including those in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.

*These termite products are powerful solutions that should be handled with care by your Hi-Tech Termite Control professional.