Termite Inspection in Morgan Hill
Termite Inspection in Morgan Hill from Killroy Pest Control
Termites are a major problem for homeowners. They can do thousands of dollars in damage to your home or business, and they pose a risk to your health with allergic reactions. A professional termite inspection in Morgan Hill will help detect them before they cause permanent damage.
Termites feed on cellulose, which is found in wood and paper products, such as books and furniture. They can cause significant damage when left untreated. It’s estimated that millions of dollars worth of property was damaged by termites last year alone. In addition, termites also present an increased risk for fire hazards due to the wood they eat potentially becoming infested with bacteria or fungi that emits methane gas. If you suspect you might have an infestation on your hands then contact Killroy Pest Control today!
We offer free estimates on our services and all work is done by certified professionals. We only treat your home with quality products that are safe for humans, animals, and the environment.
Termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home or business and can also pose a risk of allergic reactions
A termite inspection will pinpoint possible locations where the insects could be living
Treatment can be scheduled and preventative steps taken to keep them from returning
A professional termite inspection in Morgan Hill can help detect them before they do permanent damage
Our professionals at Killroy Pest Control offer comprehensive inspections for residential customers throughout San Jose and the Bay Area. Our technicians are trained to look for signs of infestation, including damaged wood and sagging ceilings, as well as termite droppings and mud tubes.
The good news: you can be proactive about termites. By getting a professional inspection, you’ll know whether or not there are any signs of activity in your area and what can be done. We recommend having these inspections performed every 12-24 months as part of regular maintenance. If you notice any of the following signs, it’s best to speak with one of our professionals about how to proceed:
In some cases, treatment may be required if termites have been detected. The type of treatment depends on the severity of the infestation. Some homeowners choose to hire a professional to treat their property while others may prefer to do it themselves. In most cases, there are no restrictions as long as you follow our instructions for applying pesticides safely and carefully.
If you do decide that hiring an exterminator is your best option, make sure that you find out what their rates are before signing anything. There are many different types of programs available and prices can vary.
When you own a home or business, having the right protection is important
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If you’re a homeowner who is having issues with pests, there are several things that you can do to solve the problem. One of the best ways to get rid of pests is through professional pest control in Morgan Hill. We’ll come out to your property and determine what specifically needs to be done based on what kind of problems have been reported. Once we know what type(s) are causing trouble, then we will suggest solutions.
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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.
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