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Jan 12

Keeping Termites Out of Your Los Angeles Home

Protect Your Home From Termites in Los Angeles

In Southern California there are several things we have to worry about one is earthquakes, two is traffic on the freeways. These are two things can’t be avoided and definitely rattle our nerves. But one other thing that we have to deal with that most people don’t consider are termites. Especially if you live along the coastal region of Southern California like in Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Orange County and about 60 miles inland. This is the heaviest populated area of Drywood termites in the Southern California area.

¬†You Can’t Avoid Termites

Getting termites in your home can not be avoided within these areas mainly because termites continue to breed and send outs swarmers each year to establish new colonies. One of the only things you can do to protect your home is to make sure any exterior wood members are properly treated, sealed and painted. When you’re exterior wood becomes exposed due to lack of maintenance or cracks they can be the perfect entry point for Drywood termites.

 

Around your home you’ll notice you probably have a wood patio cover, wood fascia board along the rim of your roof or possibly a wooden fence surrounding your property. These are all places where Drywood termites can get into your home and start new colonies and not be discovered for years. After a few years the termite colonies might become visible only because they accidentally entered into your living space. In most cases they will make a little hole called a kick out whole the push out termite fecal pellets so they can clean out the galleries to continue working.

 

These pellets usually become visible in the windowsills or door jams and can be a little disturbing as they continually build up day after day. The best way to know if you have a termite infestation is to clean up any pellets you may see and then check that area again the next day to see if there are additional pallets. If you see a new pile of pallets building up you know you have an active termite infestation. The best thing to do is call a termite company and have those termites eliminated from that area. But chances are that’s not the only place your home has termites, it’s possible the colony has grown large enough to eat their way up into the structural framing of your home. For this you’re going to need a professional termite company to eliminate those termites and the colony.

Are Termites Living Inside Your Home?

In most cases the termites may extend deep into the wood frame structure making it impossible for traditional termite pesticide chemicals to reach them. This is where the Dri-Out dehydration patented high pressure application system can provide a much better solution to the problem. Because of the high pressure of the Dri-Out application the micron sized amorphous silica gel powder can be injected deep into the wood galleries of the termites. In most cases reaching the base of the colony and eliminating the entire termite colony and protecting your home from further infestation in that area. Because Dri-Out is a microsized powder and clings to the waxy exoskeleton of the termite it can’t avoid death by dehydration. Once Dri-Out has been applied to the inside of these galleries termites will never be able to inhabit that piece of wood ever again. Even if colonies from other areas of the home make their way into those galleries once the termite makes contact with the Dri-Out product they too will meet their demise and dehydrate in less than two hours.

 

To learn more about Dri-Out and how it can eliminate your termite problem please contact us or visit our website and learn how this amazing product can not only eliminate your termite problem but also protect your structure from future termite infestation.

Home Saving Termite Control
Los Angeles, CA 90066
213-290-5939

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