Termite Control Articles Archives

The California Boater’s Guide to Preventing Drywood Termite Infestation

The allure of California’s coastline is undeniable – a boater’s paradise, with its sparkling waters and serene bays. Yet, beneath the beauty lurks a hidden menace: drywood termites. These silent invaders pose a significant threat to wooden structures, including boats, leading to costly repairs if left unchecked. At GC Termite Control, located in the heart […]

Drywood Termite Identification: A Step-by-Step Guide for Homeowners

As a homeowner, one of the greatest concerns you may face is the threat of termite infestations. Among the various types of termites, drywood termites are particularly troublesome due to their ability to cause significant damage without the need for soil contact. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with a step-by-step approach to […]

Cascading Colony Control: Unleashing the Power of Formosan Subterranean Termite Baiting to Wipe Out Adjacent Infestations

Termites, often referred to as “silent destroyers,” pose a significant threat to both residential and commercial properties worldwide. Among the various species of termites, Formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus) stand out as one of the most formidable adversaries. These termites are native to East Asia but have spread to other parts of the world, including […]

FAQ: Pre-Construction Preventive Termite Solutions

In modern construction, timber or wood is very commonly used to construct our new homes, schools, and buildings. It is very important to think about implementing a protection plan from the very start of the planning process. These considerations need to be implemented in all areas of the project, from the selection of the materials, […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]