East Bay Termite Control
While termites cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage every year, we want you to know that they can be exterminated without harming the environment or needing extensive termite fumigation with dangerous chemicals in your home. California Termite Control is ready to step in and get rid of your termites the right way and customize a treatment plan for your specific situation and type of infestation. We’re leading the industry by using fewer synthetic pesticides as we make great efforts to use safe, botanical plant based treatments and traditional methods (when necessary) in an Integrated Pest Management approach for a safe and effective termite extermination.
We believe that by helping you understand termite biology and behavior, while showing the advantages and disadvantages of different treatment approaches, we can help you help you make better pest control decisions.
There are approximately 50 termite species in the United States, but only a few species of subterranean termites and drywood termites are serious pestsfestations.
These termites do not require any contact with the soil and they remain above ground by living off of the water that is produced from the digestion of the cellulose. Because of this adaptation, they are typically found in wood with low moisture content and without rot or decay. Like other termites, in their stomachs, they have microorganisms (protozoans and bacteria) that help break down the cellulose to a form that provides both water and nourishment.
Drywood Termites are commonly recognized by their distinctive fecal pellets that are often the color of the wood they are feeding upon and shaped like elongated nuts (for screws). They will eat the wood in homes, furniture, and dying trees. They migrate to nearby buildings and other structures usually on sunny days during fall months and can enter your home at night through unscreened attic or foundation vents or through cracks and crevices between exposed wood. Because if the limited size of a typical Drywood termite colony and because it nests in wood and not the soil below the home, we can exterminate this species with Orange Oil. leptospirosis.
These termites send troops out of the ground nests to reach above ground food sources. They require moist environments and usually nest in or near the soil and maintain some connection with the soil through tunnels in wood or through shelter tubes. They are attracted to wood that has been slightly decayed and they will construct extensive mud tunnels through the timber and framing of homes and cause significant destruction. These termites maintain their nests in the ground and build “mud tubes”, pencil-size, that connect the nest (moisture) to the food source (wood).The tunnels may contain broken mud particles with fecal materials and saliva.
Mud tube building and a wet feces that is used in the tube building are clues that you have a subterranean termite infestation. These termites are small in size compared to dampwood and drywood termites, but mature colonies can contain hundreds of thousands of individuals. can rapidly eat out the internal sections of structural timbers – devouring mainly the spring wood, and preferring to leave the harder summer wood sections. As a result, infested timbers are often left partly hollow with a honey-comb of layered sections.
Our Commitment to Termite Control is for long term care of your home and environment:
While no two infestations are exactly the same from home to home, our methodical approach to a termite problem remains the same regardless of the home’s age or material type.
- We protect your home from termites by focusing on the interior, exterior and foundation where termites can be living in hard to reach places in walls, crawl spaces, attics, eaves, windows, slabs, doors and gaps in plumbing pipes.
- We defend your structure from both subterranean and drywood termites by treating areas both above and below ground.
- Whenever possible, we use non-invasive applications to eliminate termites that are natural and safe for pets and the environment. Specifically we use XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ for its scientifically proven results.
Orange Oil for Drywood Termite Control
We use a precise, comprehensive drill and treat method.
Your XT-2000 Orange Oil Certified inspector will first locate all of the areas of termite infestation in your home. Next we use a boroscope to further identify the termite infestation. A boroscope is an optical viewing device similar to the tiny cameras used in arthroscopic surgery.With the boroscope, we can identify all the areas of termite infestation and treat them with laser-like precision.
We drill a series of holes in infested walls. Then, we inject XT-2000, Orange Oil into the holes, where it spreads throughout the wood beams, killing termites and termite eggs … on contact. When applied correctly, there’s no escape for termites. Once the holes are patched and painted, you’d never know the technician was there. Only the sweet smell of oranges remains.
The active ingredient in XT-2000 Orange Oil is the oily substance found in the rinds of oranges. Orange Oil is used in cleaning solutions, pet shampoos, soaps, and perfumes. Look in your cabinets; you probably already use products containing orange oil. Orange Oil Is Also Called D-Limonene
Limonene is a chemical found in plants, flowers and trees. D-limonene is the chemical name for orange oil. It’s a renewable resource and is a by-product of orange juice manufacturing. When XT-2000 Orange Oil comes in contact with a termite, it destroys the wax coating of the termite’s respiratory system. XT-2000 Orange Oil suffocates termites to death! D-limonene has been used as an insecticide since 1958.
Other termite treatments make you pack your bags and move out of your own home. With XT-2000 Orange Oil, you get rid of your termites with the same guaranteed results as fumigation while still enjoying the comforts of home. XT-2000 Orange Oil allows you to stay at home, with the same results as fumigation!
Liquid termiticide application for Subterranean Termite Control
Conventional liquid barrier treatments.
It eliminates termites by ingestion and/or contactAt times multiple colonies of the same termite species or several different species can infest a building. A professional inspection and an integrated approach to control will be required to completely remove an infestation as termite colonies can house hundreds of thousands insects. At times a combination of methods, such as habitat modification, elimination of excess moisture, removal of infested wood from the structure, exclusion of termites from the building by physical and/or chemical means, and the use of chemical methods to destroy existing colonies will likely be necessary in extreme cases.