|Pictured are applications of Timbor and Jecta into infested
wood. (Click to view a larger image)
Drilling a concrete slab inpreparation
for a subterranean termite injection
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(Photo above) Drywood termite
damage to a bamboo wood floor.
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PRIMARY TREATMENT MEASURE- If our inspection has revealed infestations that are
considered heavy or have reached inaccessible portions of the structure, we would suggest
a whole-house tent Fumigation with Vikane (sulfuryl fluoride). A properly performed
whole-house fumigation has the ability to kill all infestations within a structure due to the
ability of the gas to permeate the entire structure. A whole-house tent fumigation is
considered an entire structure treatment for Drywood termites. Note: Fumigation requires
the home or building be vacated for 2 or more days, the gas shut off and both foods and
medicines be removed or sealed in specialized Nylofume bags. There is a risk to plants
located within or too close to the structure and tile roofs may be harmed due to foot traffic
while placing the tarps. Posting of security personnel is also recommended.
SECONDARY TREATMENT MEASURE- If you are not interested in having your home
tented (fumigated), we offer a secondary treatment measure. Our secondary treatment
measure includes opening or drilling the infested area or areas of infestation and treating
the infestation(s) directly and repairing the opening. We also treat the exposed wood at the
attic entry points (gable/roof vents and pipe venting points), exterior windows/doors, and
exposed wood in the garage. We offer 90-day or 1-3 year retreat guarantees on our
localized treatments with an optional entire structure retreat guarantee (this plan is not
meant to replace whole-house tent fumigation). This means that should an infestation be
discovered anywhere within the structure, and within the guarantee period, we will return, at
no cost to you and treat the infestation. We simply need your permission to drill the wall or
open the wall at the area of infestation (if necessary) in order to treat the infestation. This
control service plan is renewable (call for renewal costs and details). Damage repair
guarantees can be purchased at a separate cost.
A complete home treatment for Subterranean termites is always the recommended
procedure (as opposed to a localized or spot-treatment). A complete home treatment is
considered a conventional chemical application to the soil beneath the structure. This is
done by drilling through the concrete slabs (if they exist) in the garage, front and rear
patios and anywhere else that concrete abuts the structure on the exterior. Drilling is also
performed to the interior of the structure if the home is built with a floating or supported
concrete slab and stem wall. All plumbing protrusion points (bathrooms, kitchens, utility
rooms and water-heater closets) are also treated and are considered critical areas and
treatment is usually done by either drilling next to the plumbing line (with owner approval for
cases of tile, carpet etc), or performing what is called a wall-voiding of the plumbing lines
whereby holes are drilled into the wall immediately next to the plumbing lines and a
treatment is injected into the wall cavity. Another method for treating plumbing lines is to cut
and install a wall vent cover next to the plumbing line for perfect chemical application to the
line. If settling cracks are discovered while removing the carpets, then those are treated as
well. Caution should be taken when treating homes with radiant floor heat or buried heat
ducts and the homeowner might even consider having a termite monitor/bait system
installed around the perimeter of the home as opposed to drilling. For information on our
termite baiting/monitoring program, please call the office.
Treatment for crawlspace construction is performed by establishing a barrier around all
support posts, foundation walls and load-bearing walls in the crawlspace and the pesticide is
applied directly to the soil around the posts and foundations keeping the termites from
tunneling up and into the structure. An exterior perimeter barrier is also achieved by
trenching around the perimeter and applying the same barrier.
Note: homes with monolithic foundation/slabs are normally less costly to treat because there
are less entry points for Subterranean termites.
The first step in treatment for wood rot is to eliminate the moisture source that is leading to
the condition in the first place.
Secondly, the decayed section(s) of the wood should be removed at approximately 4-6
inches above the decay line and new wood should be adjoined/sistered. Prior to joining the
new wood, an application of Timbor should be applied to both end cuts. Caution: If the
section of rot is considered a load bearing beam of some sort, then sistering/shoring may
not be an option, but instead, complete replacement should be advised and building codes
should be followed. Permits may need to be pulled for some repairs (check local city dept).
Any new wood that is installed should have both a Primer coat and a coat of Paint.
Wood rot, when dry, can either die out or go into a dormant stage and once it becomes wet
again, the process of decay can continue along.
Localized or spot-treatments for Subterranean Termites is an option that is often requested by homeowners,
however, this treatment procedure is not recommended for subterranean termites. Subterranean termite colonies -
being much larger than drywood termite colonies - can apply greater pressure at attacking a home than a drywood
termite colony, because colony location for subterranean termites is unknown. Drywood termite colonies are located
within the wood that is being attacked, therefore, elimination of the entire colony is possible by either injection
treatments or wood removal. A subterranean termite colony's location is always an unknown. The Subterranean
termite colony can be underneath the structure, out in the yard, or as far away as 250 feet (exception being
Formosan termite colonies or carton's which can be found within a wall cavity). If a localized or spot treatment is
performed, be aware that the colony can simply move to another location within the same structure. If localized
treatment methods are utilized, periodic inspections (of the structure) are recommended. Localized treatments for
subterranena termites are considered a secondary treatment measure.
Serving: Albuquerque, East Mountains,
Paako, Rio Rancho, Placitas, Los Lunas
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Products used for localized treatments of drywood termites include:
Invader, Orange Oil, Timbor and Boracare.
(Treatment for Wood decay fungal rot)-
Note regarding treatment for Subterranean termites:
(Treatments for Subterranean Termites)-
(Treatments for Drywood Termites)-