Drywood Termite Treatments
Southern California is a hotspot not only for tourists, businesses, and those who love year-round sunny weather (we’re with you on that) but for drywood termites, as well. They chew into our buildings, and there are plenty of wooden structures throughout Southern California to keep them hanging around. That’s why at Lloyd Pest Control, we know termites pretty well, and because we know them so well, we’re unmatched at getting rid of them.
Specialized Treatments for Drywood Termites
At Lloyd Pest Control, we specialize in a variety of treatment methods to keep you 100 percent termite-free. These include:
You’ve undoubtedly driven by a home covered with what looks like a circus tent. That’s fumigation, the tried-and-true method of drywood termite eradication––one that’s been handed down from company to company since the dawn of pest control. Our fumigation plan comes with the guarantee that we will rid your home of termites and continued termite damage.
After we tent your home or business, we’ll fill it with Vikane gas (which is harmful to all creatures, including termites). You, your family, and your pets can’t be home, and you have to carefully seal all food from being affected by the materials. Yes, we know that’s an inconvenience, but it’s also the most effective termite treatment for large structures, killing all drywood termites living in them.
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Targeted Termite Treatment (T3)
Our Targeted Termite Treatment (T3) is an effective and economical method of treating small, isolated drywood termite colonies. We begin with a thorough, comprehensive inspection.
After detecting the colony, we’ll either inject termiticide or perform heat treatments to eradicate the termites. The advantages of T3 treatments include:
- A 30-day checkback to ensure the termites are dead.
- An annual inspection to ensure your property is under control.
- You don’t have to leave the premises (unlike fumigation)
- You don’t have to seal up food products
- It’s not harmful to pets or humans
When dealing with isolated drywood termite colonies, our team guarantees T3 treatments will eradicate all drywood termites present without the use of fumigation.
Lloyd Pest Control’s Thermal Pest Eradication is our proprietary technology to eliminate termites and other pests from structures. We use specialized heat fans to maintain the core of the wood at 140 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour, a process that no termite or egg can survive. We can also apply localized heat treatments to smaller areas.
To go one step further with drywood termite prevention, our team can have low-toxicity pesticide insulation blown into your attic. Made from compressed fibers and a specially blended form of Boron—a naturally occurring mineral throughout nature—this insulation is effective at keeping out any insect that comes into contact with it. Boron-based insulation is an environmentally friendly pest control solution that stays active indefinitely, all while helping your home retain comfortable internal temperatures.
The last thing we want to do is come in, eradicate all pests, and leave like some callous bounty hunters. We’ve always believed in leaving a place in better shape than when we found it. We’ll replace fascia boards, rafter tails, and other infested wood members which are common locations for termite damage.
Focusing on Termite Solutions that Work
At Lloyd, we don’t utilize gimmicky termite treatments. Products like orange oil, nitrogen freezing, and electric zapping may kill drywood termites on contact, but they do little good when eradicating an entire colony. These treatments also pose real dangers to both our pest control team and your structure, including:
- Orange oil is highly flammable, meaning your home and our techs are at risk during its application.
- Nitrogen freezing can cause damage to the structure of your home, not to mention it can be harmful to anyone applying it.
- Electric zapping can cause painful electrocution and possibly fires.
Using tried-and-true treatment methods and products like Termidor®, our termite technicians are able to eliminate entire colonies effectively and swiftly. Additionally, Termidor provides a “transfer effect,” meaning termites that come into contact with it will carry the termiticide to other termites in the colony, much like a virus.
A Termite Protection Plan Built for You
Our Termite Protection Plan (TPP)—available with a whole structure treatment for drywood termites—is the strongest insurance in the business, and we stand by our methods with an eradication guarantee that lasts the lifetime of your home.
Our TPP includes:
- Free annual inspection to ensure we’re keeping termites away
- Early detection of termites to help stop problems before they take hold
- Prompt eradication treatments for any termites in your home
Even if it becomes necessary to fumigate your home in the future, we will provide this service at no charge.
Take Advantage of Our Comprehensive Drywood Termite Treatments
With our variety of effective termite control solutions, we’ll develop a unique treatment plan to defend your home against drywood termites. When you partner with Lloyd Pest Control, we take care of termites before they take control of your Southern California home. Call our drywood termite experts today to get started with advanced termite control!
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