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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 […]

Quick Maintenance Tips for Termite Control

Many times that I go out to inspect properties for Wood Destroying Organism I get the question “What can I do to prevent termites to get into my house?” Every time I answer that throughout the years I have noted that termites can get into any property they desired, there are ways to protect your […]

FAQ about WDO – Termite Inspections and Control

Structural Pest Control Board STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS STRUCTURAL TERMITE PEST CONTROL INSPECTIONS 1. Q. UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS IS A PEST CONTROL INSPECTION REPORT REQUIRED? A. Although the State of California regulates structural pest control firms, it does not require a Wood Destroying Pests and Organisms Inspection Report prior to the sale […]

Termite Biology

Termites are small, white, tan, or black insects that can cause severe destruction to wooden structures. Termites belong to the insect order Isoptera, an ancient insect group that dates back more than 100 million years. The Latin name Isoptera means “equal wing”and refers to the fact that the front set of wings on a reproductive […]

Drywood Termite Control: Weighing All the Options

Many Homeowners, especially those living near the coast or in southern counties, will experience a drywood termite infestation in their home. Unlike subterranean termites which require excess moisture,drywood termites spend almost their entire life cycle inside the sound, dry wood members upon which they feed. Only during brief swarming flights do young adults leave the […]