Attack Pest Management is known to be a problem solver. We at Attack, solve any and all termite problems of our clients – homeowners, realtors, contractors, and home specialists. We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau as testament of our excellent service.
Jeff has been our go-to termite inspector for over 5 years. He certainly knows and passionate about what he does. He thoroughly explains to us his findings and answers all of our questions and concerns. We highly recommend Jeff and Attack Pest Management in all your termite problems. He will not disappoint you.
San Dimas, CA
What are the signs of termite infestation?
Here are common signs of termites in your home or business that you might see or hear:
- Floor damage – Termites can damage laminate flooring and even skirting boards. Affected flooring may blister and sag in certain areas. Checking underneath the flooring may help uncover termite activity. You can also check if your floor feels spongy and perhaps springs more than usual.
- Ceiling damage – Wooden ceilings, beams and rafters in attics are just as much at risk of termite damage as wooden structures located near ground level. Look for cracks on ceilings and cornices.
- Foundation damage – The type of foundation your property is built on has a big impact on how easy it may be for termites to gain entry in search of food. Although a lot of foundations nowadays are made of concrete and termites do not eat concrete, they are able to squeeze into any crack within these concrete blocks and from there gain access to floor joists, which are still made out of wood.
- Wall damage – Look for unexplained cracks on internal walls. As termites consume cellulose found in timber within walls, the visible cracks could be a sign of termite activity inside.
- Sticking windows and doors– Windows and doors which are infested with termites may become difficult to open. Their tunneling and eating may make the frames irregular and misshapen.
- Patio and deck damage – Deck and wooden posts in your patio are at great risk of termite damage. Long-term damage could lead to collapse. Termite-treated wood or metal posts, can help to avoid this problem. Termites may also damage trees leading to branches falling off.
- Weakened / hollow-sounding wood – Termites typically feed on wood underneath the surface making them invisible. As they eat through the wood, they create hollow galleries underneath the surface. This makes the actual structure sound hollow if and when you knock or tap it.
- Frass – This is another word for termite droppings. Frass is the by-product of their eating. Although they cause no damage, droppings are an obvious indicator of the presence of termites and the potential damage the pests can inflict in your property.
- Mud tubes on exterior walls – These act as protection for termites and are commonly found near the foundations of your home. Typically, subterranean termite species build mud tubes which provides moisture. They are made up of soil and termite droppings.
What kind of termite treatment do you do?
- Spot Treatment for Specific Area
- Structural Fumigation
- Termite and Dry Rot Damage Repair
- Residential and Commercial Termite Control Service
- Termite Inspections
- Contractor Termite Service
What is Attack Pest Management I.T.M Process?
Our field representative will perform a thorough examination of you home by checking the exterior, interior, attic, basement or subarea of your house. He will identify the kind of termite if any that is infesting your house and will recommend the most appropriate and cost-effective solution for your termite problem and other structural pest. After inspection, we will furnish you with a detailed inspection report and cost estimate.
After our recommendation, we are ready for treatment. We use the following methods to eradicate the termite infestation.
1. For Subterranean Termites:
Subterranean termites live in the soil and enter properties from the ground. Therefore, the soil around a home or business will need to be treated in addition to the termite galleries found inside and outside the structure.
Application of a liquid termicide to the soil down to the footer depth around the perimeter of the structure or in a specific infested area provide an instant kill to subterranean termite colonies.
After the initial liquid termicide treatment, our technician can install bait (optional)and monitoring stations to protect your property for future re-infestation.
2. For Dry wood Termites:
Unlike subterranean termites, dry wood termites do not need contact with soil moisture. Colonies are usually constructed inside the wood.
Fumigation is often the most effective way to treat dry wood termites. Fumigation can reach inaccessible areas in the house like wood structure inside the walls and areas that don’t have any access for inspection to be conducted. After a fumigation service is carried out, customers can be rest assured knowing that the property has been completely treated for dry wood termites.
The disadvantage of fumigation is that it will require homeowners to leave their property for a few days, pack up food and medicines and arrange for a place to stay including their pets until the treatment is complete.
If the infestation is that that severe or the occupant cannot leave the house for several days the alternative to fumigation is a Spot Treatment service. To conduct a spot termite treatment, a technician will drill into the termite galleries in a structure and inject a termicide directly into the structure where the termite gallery is.
Spot Termite Treatments are less invasive than fumigation but will likely involve the drilling of holes into walls.
After the required treatment, Attack offers a termite protection plan to monitor and help protect your home for any future termite activity. Your plan will also include a re-treatment program for new termite infestation.