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

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 their job as intended by nature. This is because the majority of the houses and structures, which are regularly made out of softwood, like Douglas fir are a perfect target for them. The job that the […]

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

Properties that are in the middle of a real estate transaction, or in escrow are commonly required to fulfill requirements in order to be able to be funded and to close the transaction. A large number of times, condominium units have to be inspected for wood-destroying organisms like termites, fungi and wood-boring beetles before a […]

How To: Measure your property for structural fumigation

Structural fumigation with Vikane Fumigant is one of the most effective solutions to control drywood termites and other pests in residential and commercial properties. This is because the fumigant it’s a gas, which if properly circulated can penetrate 100% of your structure vs liquid treatments which are more of a localized solution. However, the success […]

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 (for Veterans) and FHA (for First-Time Buyers) Loans. These loans offer more opportunities for financing, usually have lower-rated and as long as all of the requirements […]

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 […]

Fumigation or Localized Treatments for Drywood Termite Control?

There are multiple options in the market to exterminate Drywood Termites. The most commonly known and used is Structural Fumigation. This is a great method to use as it’s guaranteed to kill all of the drywood termite colonies that exist in the structure even in wall voids or in the structure framing. There is also […]