What is Fumigation? Fumigation is a method of using a lethal gas to exterminate pests within an enclosed space. There are two methods of performing a fumigation. One is to seal the structure with plastic, tape or other sealing materials, and the other is by enclosing the structure in a “tent” of vinyl-coated nylon tarpaulins.

Odorless and immediately effective, wood treatment also offers protection against further termite infestations.  This method involves drilling pin holes into Drywood Termite galleries and injecting termiticides into these galleries. Wood injection or “drill-and-treat” applications have been used since the 1920s to treat drywood termite infestations, which are accessible and detectable. An insecticide is injected into small holes drilled through any wood surface into termite galleries delivering the treatment directly to the pest population. Associated Exterminators offers this treatment for Drywood Termites.

Wood Repair / Patio Repair

Associated Exterminators offers Dry-Rot, Water Damage, and Patio Repair. When thinking of tenting your home for unwanted pest you might also want to think about a larger issue. Your home might have dry-rot or water damage that these pest are thriving on to live. Call Associated Exterminators to come out and give you a FREE estimate. 

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When drywood termites or wood-boring beetles are found, must the structure always be fumigated? No, fumigation is not always a required method of treatment for drywood termites and woodboring beetles. Fumigation is an all-encompassing treatment in which the gases permeate the entire structure, eradicating both visible infestations and termites that are otherwise inaccessible. If an infestation is contained in a small area, the termites or beetles may be eliminated by local applications. The inspector will use their professional judgment to decide what treatment is necessary. If treatments other than fumigation are recommended, you should be aware the localized treatments will not provide eradication of other hidden infestations in the building.

Subterranean Termites are destructive wood-eating insects that cause homeowners frustration and expense when active nests are found in their home. Subterranean termites nest in the soil and need protection from the elements when they invade your home, they build mud tubes over exposed foundations and travel through these tubes to wooden structures in your home. The presence of these dried mud tubes is solid indication that you may have a termite infestation in your home. Another sign of a termite infestation is when winged adults swarm in spring or fall, and flying termites are found inside the house. Another sign of a termite infestation is when winged adults swarm in spring or fall, and flying termites are found inside the house. Wood damaged by termites may not be conspicuous because termite tunneling occurs inside the wood and a mere wooden shell may cover the damaged wood. Damaged wood can be penetrated with a screwdriver or an ice pick, revealing mud tubes lining wood tunnels in an irregular pattern. Don't let these critter eat you out of you home and money. Call Us today to setup a FREE termite estimate. 

What preparations must be taken before a house is fumigated? All people, pets and plants must be removed from the structure before fumigation. (This includes fish and seeds or bulbs intended for planting). Medicines, feed and food not sealed in metal, glass or highly resistant containers must be removed from the structure or sealed in protective bags as recommended by the fumigant manufacturer. Ask your fumigator any questions you have about the fumigation.Type your paragraph here.

When it comes to pests in your home or office, you want a quick solution, lasting results and no hassles. Associated Exterminators understands. You might say we’ve built our business around it. For nearly 30 years, Associated Exterminators has been one of Orange County leading providers of pest control services. We are proud to say we’re the trusted source for service among thousands of Orange County businesses and homeowners. 

Here are a few reasons why:

PROFESSIONALISM. We are a fully licensed, insured and bonded organization, and our pest control technicians are licensed with the state of California

RAPID RESPONSE. We respond quickly and arrive on time.

SERVICE, NOT SALES. We don't waste time sending a pushy inspector (aka salesperson) before taking care of your problem.

Your initial service will include an interior and exterior inspection of your home, and treatment of potential entry areas for pests. Seasonal exterior treatments will be conducted to ensure pests are controlled before entering your home. Call today for a FREE estimate.