Termite Control Specialists
Killroy Pest Control is your trusted local termite control specialists serving the entire Bay Area. We understand the damage that termites can cause to your home or business, which is why we offer effective and reliable termite control services to protect your property.
How Important is Termite Control? Very Important!
Termites are small, wood-eating insects that can cause significant damage to your property if left unchecked. They feed on wood, paper, and other materials that contain cellulose, which is found in many common building materials. This can lead to structural damage and costly repairs if not addressed promptly.
Termites are also difficult to detect, as they often live in hidden areas such as inside walls and under floors. This means that by the time you notice the signs of a termite infestation, the damage may already be extensive.
Bay Area Termite Control Services
At Killroy Pest Control, we offer a comprehensive range of termite control services to protect your property from these destructive pests. Our services include:
Why Killroy is the Best!
At Killroy Pest Control, we follow a proven process to ensure that we provide effective termite control solutions that meet your needs. Our process includes:
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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.
Full inspections cover accessible structures without damage, defacement, or movement. Inaccessible areas are noted. Limited inspections focus on specific areas for damage identification and estimates.
Termites attack almost every home in our area. Subterranean, Drywood, and Dampwood termites are common in the Bay Area. Subterranean termites nest in the soil and can be prevented with termiticide. Drywood termites directly infest wood without needing 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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