San Diego Drywood Termite Treatments
We've Got A License-To-Kill Your Drywood Termites!
Only a complete inspection of your home or building can tell you if your structure has Drywood termites. Drywood termites, commonly referred to as swarmers, are termites that swarm a structure and feed on the exposed wood. These termites are found in eaves, attics, garage spaces, and around door and window frames. They drill into wood, causing kick-out holes and small piles of wood shavings.
Drywood termites usually swarm in the spring and fall, but in San Diego, they can be found all year long due to the favorable weather conditions. License to Kill's licensed termite inspectors will advise you of all areas of termite infestations in your home or building. Your inspector will also determine the best type of treatment suited to the structure. Accessibility of termite infestations will determine our recommendation of full-structure tent fumigation or secondary local spot treatments.
Drywood Termite Local Treatments
Don't Move Out - Spot Treatments May Eliminate Your Termites
Our technicians at License To Kill are experts at local termite treatments. We have treatment solutions for houses, apartments, commercial properties and multi-unit structures. At the request of the homeowner or property management company, a recommendation for secondary termite treatments will be provided.
We understand that when you're purchasing a town home or condominium, a neighbor may flat out refuse to have the fumigation and/or contribute payment for the cost involved on large buildings or homes. Simply inform us of your situation and we will work to accommodate you. License-To-Kill offers a drywood termite control service agreement for either fumigation or secondary treatments that protect your structure after the initial warranty period has expired.
When Are Local Treatments Used?
Secondary treatments are typically used in apartment complexes, town homes, or homes where the homeowners do not want to open up the walls or fumigate the structure. License To Kill has has a high success rate controlling Drywood termites with secondary treatments. We use electronic tools to locate the wood members that are hidden behind drywall, plaster and paneling. When we find infested wood members, we drill up and down the wall along the beam. As we drill, we inject chemical into the wood members. Our technicians will patch the areas that were drilled and treated, property owners may want to paint surfaces after they have been patched.
Drill & Treat Spot Treatments consists of drilling the wood members where the termites have been found and injecting a pressurized liquid chemical that penetrates the termite galleries. The termites transfer the chemical to other termites that they come in contact with, dying shortly thereafter. Our termite service technicians will cover up the drill holes which are typically 3/16ths of an inch in diameter. Our termite inspector will recommend the damaged wood created by the termites be repaired either by patching or replacing the wood. Wood replacement also allows us and others to determine if other termites are still active within the structure.
Replacing Termite Damaged Wood consists of removing the visibly damaged wood members and then inspecting to make sure the termites have been totally removed by this process. As a preventative measure, License To Kill will treat the wood members surrounding the removed wood. Our technicians will then install new wood along with caulking, priming and painting the new material as necessary.
Preventative Termite Treatments
New Buildings / Construction
During the framing stage, we can treat wood members with Timbor which typically provides termite protection for about a decade. Not only is Timbor great at eliminating termites, its also repellant to ants, cockroaches and other insects. Timbor helps to prevent fungus and dry rot infections in the wood members treated.
Preventative treatments are beneficial to existing structures too. Attics and sub areas have many exposed wood members which allow termites to infest the structure. If you are in the middle of a remodel, we can treat the exposed walls, ceilings and timber to protect your investment. Please note that when the areas are opened up and additional termite damage is found it may be necessary to drill and treat the wood or even fumigate the property.
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Termite Control Reviews
Amazing service, found some termite damage that should have been treated by another company during escrow. License to Kill came out and did a free inspection and let me know how to handle the situation. They did not take a penny and the other company came out and fixed the damage.
I'm a real estate agent who works with termite companies on a regular basis. Whenever I get to pick who to hire, my choice is always License to Kill!! Their quality of work, attention to detail, and customer service are better than everyone out there! License to Kill does their part in making my real estate transaction smooth! They go above and beyond the rest!
I had subteranean termites under the slab portion of the house. License To Kill was prompt in inspection and met my scheduling needs. Successful work and left the work areas clean. Came back a year later under warranty to supplement and took care of another location unrelated to the first treatment. Cost of work was reasonable.
I hired them to get rid of my pest issues and not only did they provide exceptional service, but they also repaired the damage the termites did to my patio. They were friendly and professional. The price is what I expected to pay for the level of service they provided.
License To Kill was very easy to work with and they returned phone calls and were very polite on the phone. We had a urgent request for License To Kill to do a termite clearance on a property that was scheduled to close and they made it happen. Thank you License To Kill for working with us in a time crunch and your staff was very professional.