Protecting Your Santa Clarita Home Or Business From Termites & Other Wood-Destroying Organisms
California is home to two types of termites: Drywood termites and subterranean termites. Although they have different habits and behaviors, both species have one thing in common. They both love getting into houses and businesses in the Santa Clarita area. Termites often get inside without the building owner’s knowledge, and once they do, they will spend every hour of every day chewing through the wooden structures in your house or commercial facility.
Protecting your Santa Clarita home or business from termites, as well as from other wood-destroying organisms, such as fungus, wood-boring beetles, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees, is vital for the health of your home or business and the safety of everyone inside. Left untreated, wood-destroying organisms can harm the structural elements of a building, making it an unsafe place to live or work.
If you have reason to believe that termites have gotten into your home or business or that damage from wood-destroying organisms has taken place, or if you simply want to protect your structure before damage can occur, it’s time to contact CVA Exterminators. We have been successfully resolving termite problems for over 20 years by carefully researching and applying the newest and most effective technology to rid your structure of termites.
Our extensive experience in dealing with all types and severities of termite and wood-destroying organism problems allows us to know what the best possible treatment options are for your home or business. Our services cover a wide variety of personal needs, treatment options, and warranty levels to fit almost every building owner’s needs.
What To Do If You Suspect Termites Have Gotten Into Your Home Or Business
The signs of a termite infestation vary depending on the type of termite that has infested your building. There are often no signs of an infestation early on, but over time, you may start noticing the following:
- Small sand or seed-like droppings
- Wood damage that is clean (no mud present)
- Mud tubes or tunnels, especially along your foundation walls
- Wood damage with mud inside
If you’ve seen any of these signs, or if you have any other reason to believe you might have termites or termite swarmers in your house, contact CVA Exterminators. Our inspectors will assess the situation, and if termites are present, we’ll present you with the treatment options that are available for your particular situation.
Our Termite Control Offerings
At CVA Exterminators, we offer two types of termite inspections. The first is a free limited inspection. This spot inspection is for home or business owners who suspect they might have termites in their building and would like it verified. We will inspect the interior and exterior of the home or business during a limited inspection, but we will not go in the attic or crawl space. During this inspection, we’ll look for signs of termites, as well as other wood-destroying organisms, such as fungus, wood-boring beetles, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees. If we find signs of a termite or other wood-destroying organism infestation, we’ll offer you the option of scheduling a complete inspection for a nominal fee or we can just provide a bid treatment.
Our complete inspection includes a full inspection of the entire building. We’ll check the attic and crawl space and any other accessible areas to identify how widespread the infestation is and how much damage is present. This also allows us to identify the species of termite that is in your building so that we can present the appropriate treatment options to you.
Subterranean Termite Treatment Options
At CVA Exterminators, it’s very important to us that you have options when it comes to your pest control treatments. If subterranean termites are in your home or business, we will provide you with information about your treatment options, as well as a recommendation of what we feel will be the most effective method of eliminating your termite problem.
Our main treatment method for subterranean termites is soil treatment. This can be customized to meet your needs. A full perimeter treatment can be performed which provides a barrier of protection around your entire home. We can also do spot treatments in which we treat specific areas in or around your home.
Drywood Termite Treatment Options
We offer several treatment options for the elimination of a drywood termite infestation. After your inspection, we’ll discuss your treatment options with you and make a recommendation based on the findings of our treatment. It is important to us that you have a range of treatment options available from which to choose.
Fumigation is one option. If you choose this option, we’ll provide you with a prep sheet that includes instructions and videos that explain how to prepare your house for fumigation. During the fumigation, you’ll need to leave your house for several days while it is tented and perform the treatment.
Another treatment option for drywood termites is the localized spot treatment. We’ll inject a non-repellent termiticide directly into the affected area. This is an ideal option for small, localized infestations.
The third option for drywood termite treatments is a combination of spot treatment with broader area treatment. We’ll go over this option with you to describe what it would entail for your home or business after we perform our inspection.
Finally, we also offer a borate treatment for new construction, additions, or those looking for a greener option.
Fungus/Dry Rot Repair
If your structure has damage due to fungus or dry rot, it’s important that those sections be repaired for the safety of your building and everyone in it. CVA Exterminators has a complete repair department dedicated to the repair of rotted and damaged wood. If this is a problem in your home or business, we will replace and repair any damaged areas to ensure the safety of your building.
Wood Destroying Organism Inspections
If you are in the process of buying a home, if you are refinancing your current home, or if you are a realtor, you may be in need of CVA Exterminators’ Wood Destroying Organism Inspections service. A WDO report is often required by lenders before the approval of a loan.
We will perform a thorough inspection of the home to identify any signs of wood-destroying organisms or damage caused by wood-destroying organisms. We’ll then write up the appropriate report for you to supply to your lender. Learn more about our residential pest control programs and commercial exterminator services.