Termite Control | Woodland | Davis | Dixon | Winters
Woodland-Davis Termite & Pest Control, Inc. provides termite control in Davis CA, Woodland, Winters, and Dixon. Termite control services include:
- The Sentricon Colony Elimination System for subterranean termites.
- Local chemical treatments for both subterranean termites and drywood termites.
- Whole house chemical treatments for subterranean termites.
- Fumigation for drywood termites.
Woodland-Davis Termite & Pest Control, Inc. uses the most cutting edge chemicals in the industry to control subterranean and drywood termites. We also offer the most technologically advanced termite baiting system in the industry for subterranean termite colony elimination.
Our newest tool for subterranean termite control is the chemical Altriset which is made by Syngenta. Altriset is the first and only soil termiticide to be classified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a Reduced-Risk Pesticide which means it does not need to have a signal word or first aid requirements for inhalation, skin contact or ingestion. This chemical has no effect on other insects, pets, and humans.
The way it works is by paralyzing the termite's mouth to stop it from feeding. Termites that have come in contact with the chemical also experience increased grooming and interaction so that they spread the material among the other colony members.
Learn About The Sentricon System By Watching This Video
Termites Are Not Picky Eaters!
Subterranean termite damage to a laminate wood floor. This is not even “real” wood, but they ate it anyway, leaving only the wood grain sticker behind.
Subterranean Termite Tubes
People always ask me – “What do termite tubes look like?” Below is a picture I took in Davis with a classic example of a subterranean termite shelter tube. This one happened to be on a house with a raised foundation, but you will also find these tubes on a slab foundation.
Here is an extreme example of subterranean termite shelter tubes. These were found underneath a home in Davis CA. Similar termite issues are routinely found by performing termite inspections in Woodland, Winters and Dixon California.
If your house is built on a concrete slab, you are not immune to subterranean termite attacks. Most people don’t know that there is bare soil under all bathtubs and that it is one of the most common locations for termites to gain access to the wood in your walls. Pictured below are a bathtub, the bath trap and the interior of a wall where the bathtub was installed.
Note all the mud tubes on the backside of the tub that came from the soil under the bathtub.
This is the interior of the wall after the bathtub, tile surround, and sheet rock were removed.
This is where the tub drain penetrates the slab. Because the contractor pouring the slab does not know exactly where the tub will be set, he frames a 12″ to 20″ box around the drain and does not pour concrete there. Many times the contractor does not go back and remove the wood from boards and the bath tub gets set right on top of this wood and soil! This gives termites a perfect place to start feeding and can eventually lead to them moving beyond the box and into the surrounding walls as was the case in this house.
When we suspect termites are entering your home from the tub drain we can create a small opening in the sheetrock opposite the head of the bathtub and shoot chemical down into the soil under the tub. The only time this does not work is when a stall shower or another bathtub is installed on the opposite wall.
Woodland-Davis Termite and Pest Control, Inc. delivers effective and reliable termite and pest control in Winters, Dixon, Davis and Woodland. Call today to discuss your pest and termite service needs!