Killroy Termite Inspection in Livermore, CA
Your Local Livermore Termite Professionals
Termites can cause a lot of damage to your home and property. They are responsible for billions of dollars in damages each year because they feed on wood and soil. Termites are a common problems in Livermore. Infestations can cause costly damage to your home. If you feel like your property may need a termite inspection then contact Killroy Pest Control today!
Killroy Pest Control offers termite inspection in Livermore and Surrounding Areas
Termites are a serious problem, and they can cause damage to your home. These pests are very sneaky too; they can hide in the walls of your house and not be detected until it’s too late. If you’re concerned about the possibility of a termite infestation in your home or want to learn more about Killroy’s pest control services in Livermore and termite inspection services, give us a call. We’re happy to answer any questions and schedule an inspection.
How to tell if you have a problem
Termites are small, they’re flying around your home and you might not even notice them until it’s too late. They can eat wood and cause structural damage that can be expensive to repair. If you see termite activity in your home it’s important to get a professional inspection right away. There are four common signs of termites:
What are termites?
Termites are not like ants. They are small insects that live in colonies underground, and eat wood. Colonies consist of white, soft-bodied workers, soldiers with large heads and long, sharp jaws to defend the colony from predators; reproductive queens and kings; and immature forms called larvae . There are several types of termites found in California: subterranean termites, drywood termites, and dampwood termites, to name a few.
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We offer a variety of termite inspection services, including:
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Livermore Termite Inspection:
Killroy Pest Control can perform a complete inspection of your property. Killroy’s licensed termite pest management inspectors have a combined experience of over 70 years, and will not only look for termites, but also plumbing leaks, moisture problems, dry rot and fungus issues. There is a fee for a complete inspection. If you just want us to take a look at a specific area, we call this a limited inspection, and there is no fee for this service.
Livermore Termite Treatments:
Today there are many treatment approaches available. Depending on the type of termite we identify, your licensed termite pest management inspector will discuss with you the most effective method of solving your termite problem.
There are some things property owners can do to discourage dry wood termites from being attracted to your home or business. Keeping the structures painted and well sealed will deter dry wood termites. Keeping flashing in-between your fences and decks can also be effective. Keeping soil and ground cover away from siding and exposing the foundation around structures will deter subterranean termites, and allow you to notice any tube development on the exterior of the structure. Of course one of the best prevention methods is to have a low cost inspection of your property every 3 years, and find any problems before they become big ones!
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Every 2 to 4 years depending on age and condition of home. Many companies sell annual inspections, but this is really more than most people need in our area
In a full inspection, we inspect all the structure that we can access without damaging, defacing, or moving anything. Inaccessible parts of the structure are noted on the report. A limited inspection is generally one particular area where the homeowner has noted or suspects damage, and is useful only for identification and estimate purposes.
Sooner or later almost every home in our area eventually gets attacked by termites. Subterranean, Drywood, and Dampwood termites all occur in the Bay Area. Subterranean termites nest in the soil, and can be prevented by applying a termiticide to the soil around the foundation of the home. Drywood termites enter directly into wood and have no requirement for soil contact.
Fumigators take great pains to avoid any of the fumigant getting confined in nearby buildings. Measurements with a sensitive gas monitoring device show that the gas dissipates very rapidly when not confined under the tarp. In addition, the warning agent “Chloropicrin” (tear gas) is introduced to the structure being fumigated to help determine if any improvements to the seal of the tarp is needed. Tear gas is intolerable well below levels that are toxic. While highly lethal at levels under the tarp, the fumigant Vikane® leaves no residue behind after the proper aeration of the structure.
Typically 3 days.
Remove anything alive (Pets, plants, people!), as well as unprotected foods and medicines not in airtight bags. Canned goods and unopened glass bottles are fine. Corked wine bottles should be removed. You will be given an “Occupants Fumigation Notice” listing all the things that you should remove or bag.
The gas (Vikane) leaves no residue on dishes, furniture, clothing, or anything else in the home. The gas dissipates quickly, and fumigators use sensitive equipment to “clear” the structure for re-occupancy. When you return home, virtually no gas remains, and secondary locks and warning signs will have been removed.
Fumigation will kill most pests in your house. Vikane is not 100% effective on insect eggs at rates used for termites. A higher dosage is used for killing bed bugs.
Fumigation kills the termites presently in your home. Killroy does guarantee our fumigations for 4 years, as it generally takes several years for termites to become a problem again in your house. This is why we recommend an inspection every 2 to 4 years to keep your home protected.
Termite Inspections for Current Customers
We are glad to answer any questions or schedule an appointment.
We provide commercial and residential pest control services in Hollister, the South San Francisco Bay, Tri-Valley areas, and Santa Cruz County.