Termite, W.D.O. & Pest Control Articles

Ant Infestation Control Methods: Gel vs Spray

Is an ant infestation in your home or business causing you headaches and/or being a nuisance? A pesticide application may help you control your infestation in a easier and more time effective way. Ant control applications come in various ways, the two most commonly used are gel baits and liquid sprays. Your pest control technician […]

How to prepare for your next rat / mice control service?

One of the most important factors to consider when trying to control a rat or mice infestation is how the owner reacts. It is very important than proactive steps are taken to help mitigate the rodent problem that is currently affecting them. For this he must follow some simple, but very important steps. This will […]

How much do fumigations / tenting cost?

Prices in all types of services can vary greatly, including those in pest and termite control services. Structural fumigations are a great way of addressing some harder to control problems like: Drywood Termites, Bed Bugs, Beetles among others. Prices normally start at around $1,295.00 (as of mid-2022) for tenting of a small (~1000 sq ft) […]

Repellent and Non-Repellent Cockroach Control Solutions

There are different solutions available to control cockroach infestations. Some control solutions can include both repellent and non-repellent pesticides to achieve this. The preferred solution will depend on the location and size of the infestation. The property type can as well influence the solution or pesticide use: restaurants, businesses, homes, apartments, condos, townhomes, and possibly […]

How to get rid of drywood termites in the wall?

Almost every property owner in California at some point in time must deal with termites in their wall, or structure. With not much experience, these homeowners are left to wonder what the best way would be to control the problem and fully exterminate the infestation. Not to worry, I will try to clear this up […]

Rats in San Diego Restaurants and Food Establishments

Rodent issues that include rats and mice are somewhat common in San Diego restaurants, unfortunately. That is not to say that they are out of control in all of them, but it is a warning that if they are to be left unbothered then the problem can get out of control very easily. Even more […]

California Introduces New Rodenticide Ban on SGAR’s

On September 29, 2020, the governor of California approved Assembly Bill # 1788. With this, the possession, use, or sale of certain pesticides that use one or more of the specified second-generation anticoagulants is prohibited by law. It is very important to note that this is not a ban on all rodenticides nor baits. This […]

What is the NPMA-33 Form?

The (National Pest Management Association) NPMA-33 Form or “Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report” is at times one of the requirements of VA, HUD, and FHA loans. In California, we have the standard report form that is issued by the Structural Pest Control Board, and at times both forms are requested by the lender. In any […]

Increased Section 2 Requirements on VA and FHA Loans

Are you thinking of purchasing a home with a VA or FHA backed loan? Then there might be another important thing you might have to take into consideration: Section 2 items from your Wood Destroying Organisms report. In the past year or so I have noticed an increased requirement of section 2 item on VA […]

Why are termites eating the wood on my house?

Termites have a history of over 130 million years on our planet and are commonly known as the “Silent Destroyers”. They are one of the most fascinating species of wood-destroying organisms and one that has been given a very important job: decomposing dead cellulose also explained as breaking down dead wood. However, it is very […]