WDO & Termite Control Blog from GC Termite Control

Termite inspection of a condominium unit for escrow

A large number of times condominium units have to be inspected for wood destroying organisms like termites, fungi and wood boring beetles before a loan can be issued for the purchase of the property. This inspections is a very normal process and thankfully in condominium units the majority of the time the only areas that […]

Measuring your property for structural fumigation

Structural fumigation with Vikane is an effective solution to control drywood termites and other pests. The success of it along with its cost are mainly based on correctly measuring it’s volume.  That is why it is very important that you know how this is done to ensure that you are getting a proper bid. The […]

Differentiating Ants vs Termites

With termite season currently going on, there are multiple home owners that encounter a problem but are not sure if they are ants or termites. Both species live in large colonies and as the weather warms up their winged reproductive males and females go out and create new colonies, which unfortunately sometimes are created in […]

Commercial WDO & Termite Prevention

Wood destroying organisms, including termites are a structural pest that is found on the majority of the commercial buildings in San Diego County. This is unfortunately a fact that many property managers do not realize until it is too late. However, there are many different ways of staying proactive and prevent to an extent the […]

VA / FHA Certified WDO / Termite Inspection Requirements

There are many opportunities given by the US government to assist you in the purchase of a home. There are two main options that are offered which are VA and FHA Loans. This loans offer more opportunities for financing, usually have lower rated and as long as all of the requirements have been fulfilled your […]

WDO Identification: Wood-Boring Beetles

Although wood-boring beetles are not one of the most common wood destroying organisms in Southern California they are found in wood members of houses and structures as well as in furniture both old and new. During the process of your WDO/Termite Inspection your GC Inspector will look for any signs of activity and/or infestations from this […]

The worst enemy of your house: Moisture

One of the most important factors affect the possibility of any wood destroying organism’s infestations is moisture. Many times the sprinkler system is hitting your patio or your house and it goes unattended. As time passes that moisture will be building up in the structural wood members of your house and it will create fungi […]

How to prepare for drywood termite control fumigation?

Unfortunately, termites attack a large amount of structures each year and in order to exterminate all colonies in the property a structural fumigation needs to be performed. Because of the nature of the toxic gas that will be injected during the drywood termite fumigation process, a number of precautions need to be taken before this […]

Subterranean Termite Control

Subterranean termites are a common wood destroying organism in Southern California. This termites however are not spotted as easily as the common Drywood Termite Infestation. The subterranean termite is an organism that needs to live underground due to the large amount of humidity that it needs in order to survive. Subterranean termites are most common […]

Repairing Termite and Dry Rot Damaged Wood

As part of performing dry rot and termite control we often come across the structural damage that this wood destroying organisms leave behind. Sometimes, usually when home owners maintain their property correctly this damage is minimal and only cosmetic which makes it very affordable to resolve. There are other cases however when the damage is so extent that multiple […]