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Laguna Beach Termite Inspection & Treatment

Signs of termites? If you found termite infestation, you need a termite inspection as this problem will only get worse and never better. You see, once the queen termite is somewhere in the home, she will continue to reproduce multiple colonies and can live 25 to 50 years depending. 

If you have a duplex, triplex or four-plex, learn on the steps to rid the property of termites.

It is essential to maintain yearly termite inspections as you move forward, as inspections are typically 1/10th the cost when damage is allowed to occur.

When choosing a Gentry Termite Inspector, we do a complete full inspection, and it is second-to-none.  Call and you will receive expertise on proper inspection. Inspection is where its at!  [Meet Brett Gentry | Owner Operator ]

Laguna Beach Termite Inspection & Treatment

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Laguna Beach Termite Inspection

The first step to termite mitigation is a first-class termite inspection. You might think that any termite inspector can do the check. On the contrary, when it comes to finding the termite colonies, an expert inspector who has done it for years has built-in experience of where the termite colonies live. Remember, the queen termite is somewhere in the home, and she will continue to reproduce multiple colonies and can live 25 to 50 years depending. 

When you call a termite inspector, they will review window frames, attic, crawl space, roof eves, sidings, patio / decks / porches, garage, door frames, and look for fungus, dry-rot, wet-rot, water stains, and wood damage. You will then receive an inspection report.

Key takeaway: Should you have two different termite company’s complete a termite inspection, review each report against one another. You will probably see a vast difference in that one of the termite inspectors may have missed one or several colony infestations.

Here’s the point: Gentry Termite inspectors crawl in spaces and find those hard-to-reach colonies. “Integrity and Quality” is our motto!

Laguna Beach Termite Treatment

The best termite treatment by far is tent fumigation.  However, there are many other treatment options that have been used for years and are effective for termite removal. 

What treatment option are out there:

Let’s start off by dividing treatment into three parts:  Organic treatment, liquid pesticide and fumigant gaseous treatment.  Organic treatment, i.e., orange oil treatment, is safe and you can continue to live in the home while the home is treated.  (Learn more about Orange Oil Treatment and its pros and cons).  Please read.

With respect to other liquid pesticide treatments, for example, Termidor SC is very effective against dry wood, subterranean, and Formosan termites.  The termites eat the treated wood, and pass the poisons throughout the colonies and kills them. Super effective.

The last is a fumigation tent.  If you are looking to buy a home, its essential to have a full tenting if it hasn’t been done in the last 5-7 years!  Based on our experience.  Of course, tent fumigation is the most reliable but you will have to vacate your home for 3 days.  The good news is that the gaseous fumigant does not leave a residue.  

Laguna Beach Termite fumigation tenting

There are times where the colony infestation is so out of control that ONLY a fumigation tenting will be required. Once done (approximately three days), the home will be 100% cleared of all termites when you have the house tented. No other treatment program can guarantee 100% effectiveness. Termite tenting costs range based on how much gas is needed. The amount of gas used is determined by the size and structure of your home. Here at Gentry Termite, we are always competitive, and with our 3-year warranty, it’s unsurpassed.

Laguna Beach Termite control and prevention

Like going the the dentist, once you have all your cavities, etc., determined and fixed, you will want to have a yearly cleaning.  With respect to your home, it’s essential to have a base knowledge of your termite situation and simply receive a yearly inspection and preventative program.  Once again, a quality inspector is ideal.  Meet our team.

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Questions other Laguna Beach homeowners have asked:

  • What does termite damage look like

When you see house paint bubbling up and termite wood droppings, that is signs of termite damage. In the home, if you see termites with wings, that is swarming season, and they are looking to re-infest other places in the house.

  • How much is a termite inspection

A termite inspection is typically for free for first-time clients.  Most times a free inspection will allow you to understand if there is termite damage work to be performed. A termite inspection is essential to maintain your home!

  • How much does termite treatment cost

Termite treatment costs can vary from a simple yearly review and possibly a local treatment.  Local treatments can be done with various termite gases and liquids.  Termite treatment costs are based on the depth of the possible termite colonies are found and if there is wood damage. Prices do vary but search someone with years of experience. The team at Gentry Termite is second-to-non

Termite Inspection

Need a Termite Inspection? Recieve a Free Inspection from the experts!

Did you find small termite droppings in your attic or closet? If you did, it's essential to find a termite inspector who has experience! Not all inspectors are the same!  Here at Gentry & Associates, we've been exterminating termites for over 30 years and found termites in the oddest of places.

We made some quick links for you to start your investigation into termite inspection and repair.

Tent Fumigation

Is Tent Fumigation  The Right Thing to do? Here is What to Know!

When you find not only droplets throughout the house but also termites with wings, it's essential to have a full inspection for house termites.  From your attic to your basement, it's vitally important to protect your home with a proper termite treatment. Get 2-3 quotes! We offer a free quote and our inspectors are top of the field. Learn more below:

Orange Oil

Orange Oil Versus Tent Fumigation. What is best?

Orange oil treatment for termites, an eco-friendly option, uses d-limonene to kill drywood termites on contact. It's safe for pets and humans and is often applied directly to infested wood. Effective for localized infestations.

Now, it may not completely eliminate larger, widespread colonies. On the other hand, tent fumigation treats vast infestations by releasing a gas that permeates the entire structure, exterminating all termites. Both methods have their uses; choose based on your infestation's size and preference for natural or chemical treatments. Learn more below:

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