Is Fumigation an Effective Treatment for a Termites?


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It is every homeowner’s nightmare to find termites in their property. If you have recently found signs that termites might be present, then you might be stressed about the best way to get rid of the infestation. Don’t delay treatment because the infestation will just get worse! Instead, it is essential that you take action right away to eliminate the problem and protect the quality of your home.

Treatment and PreventionFumigation for Termites

When it comes to termite control, there are two things that need to be considered: prevention and treatment. The best solution is to take a proactive approach to prevent an infestation from happening. But, even with the best efforts, it is possible that you might have an infestation at some point.

It is estimated that termites cause over $1 billing in damages to homes each year! Avoid the expensive repair bills on your home by working with an experienced pest control team.

The best prevention is to eliminate factors that draw in termites. They are attracted to wood, so make sure that you remove wood scraps in the yard. Clean up branches and twigs, and avoid using mulch with wood near your home. These pests are also attracted to water, so be careful to quickly fix any leaks or water sources that might accumulate moisture in the yard.

Getting Rid of a Termite Infestation

Just because you have a termite infestation, doesn’t mean that the home needs to be fumigated. The best thing that you can do is contact our team to schedule an inspection. We will identify the extent of the problem and then make a recommendation for treatment.

A minor infestation may be eliminated using localized treatments with non-repellents labeled for the control of termites. But, if the termite infestation is wide spread and/or has led into inaccessible area/s that are considered impractical to make accessible, then we might suggest fumigation as the best option. In this situation, large tarps are used to seal the home. Then, a specialized gas is used that eliminate the drywood termite infestation. Finally, we use high-quality testing equipment to ensure that your home is safe to enter after we are done.

If you suspect that there might be termites in your home, then it is essential that you take action as soon as possible. Contact our team for more information about the services that we offer: Richie’s Termite & Pest Service, (951) 233-7697



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