WDO & Termite Control Blog from GC Termite Control

Boat, Yacht and Water Vessels Fumigation

Boats, Yachts and Water Vessels are not immune to wood destroying organisms because they are in water the majority of the time. Speccially drywood termites, which love the soft woods that are used in the framing of a large number of vessels. In other cases it will be wood boring beetles, dry rot or even […]

Realtors: Are you protecting your clients from possible hidden costs?

Structural pests are known to cause over 7 billion dollars of damage each year in the United States of America. A vast majority of these infestations go undetected over time, only creating more damage and adding cost to the repairs. This probably leaves you and your clients with important and unanswered questions like: In what […]

Section 2 Items on Termite Reports

On termite reports there are many times items that are marked as Section 2, but what exactly are they? On complete inspections licensed termite technicians are not only looking for termites and other wood destroying organisms but also for areas that if left unresolved will possibly attract or give easy access to wood destroying organism […]

Termite Swarmers in San Diego County

In San Diego county there is a constant battle between humans protecting their properties and termites trying to do they job as intended by nature. This is because the majority of the houses and structures, which are regularly made out of a soft wood, like Douglas fur are a perfect target for them. The job […]

Crawl Space Moisture Barrier for San Diego Structures

The majority of the times structures with a raised foundation or that have a crawl space have moisture problems occurring from beneath them. This is due to the moisture from the soil evaporating and rising to your crawl space, which commonly creates fungi, mold and other moisture related issues. This kind of issues will not […]

Ants: An organic solution or a post-termite problem

For thousands of years now ants and termites have been at war with each other. Ants are natural predators of termites, and because of this they are naturally attracted to them. Their fight gets to the point that if they do not kill each other, they will slave all of the workers. They will as […]

Boats and Water Vessels WDO / Termite Inspection & Control

All water vessels like boats and yachts are susceptible to infestations by wood destroying organisms including termites, if they used wood members in to build them. Many of the newer boats as well as the majority of older vessels are constructed on their majority of a soft wood like pine or red wood, with certain […]

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 […]