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

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 […]

Dampwood Termite Biology, Control & Prevention

Dampwood Termite (from the Termopsidae Family) although it is not very common, it thrives in areas where there is damp wood – which as well as how they got their name. Their wings are a tanned median vein which runs next to the radial sector, and in order to survive, they require a regular source […]

Enemy #1 During Rainy Season – Roof Leaks

The number one enemy of your structure during the rainy season is roof leaks. If not repaired on time it can cause extensive damage, rot and other moisture issues. You have to think about your roof as one of the most important parts of your structure, as it is the outer layer that is the […]

10 Most Common Problems found during a Termite Inspection

Living in San Diego has many advantages, like having the ability to travel from the ocean to the desert, to the mountains and back home in one single day. Unfortunately, because the California weather is so good, not only do we like it but also the termites and other wood destroying organisms. For this reason, […]

California Aeration Plan

For over 20 years in California fumigators have used the Tarpaulin Removal Aeration Plan (TRAP) to initiate the aeration process. In the first years of this plan it was designed to meet a 5 part per million (ppm) clearance standard. However, after 2006 it was changed to a stricter standard of 1 part per million. […]

Subterranean Termite Prevention

In San Diego County one of the more devastating wood destroying organisms are the Subterranean Termites. For this reason, it is highly recommended that preventive measure is taken on your property to protect it from any wood destroying organism infestation. To many of us purchasing a home is the biggest investment that will be done […]

10 Things to Do While Your House Is Being Fumigated for Termites

Having your house fumigated does not have to be a burden on you or your family. You can make this a unique experience that no one will forget. The only thing you will all forget is about what is going on back home. There are plenty of options available on where to head out for […]

Termites on your Boat or Yacht? Top 5 Places Where to Find Them

Most boat or yacht owners have a special connection with their vessel. Many live on them or spend endless hours out in the sea. They know every corner of their marine vessel, from bow to stem. They take care of every problem or dilemma as soon as it is found. If you own one, then […]