Protecting your California home against unwanted pests

diagram of unwanted household pests

Your California home is a major investment you need to protect against unwanted pests. Every single year, pests such as rodents, termites, and ants get into homes throughout the state and cause damage. The extent of damages caused by pests depends upon the type of intruder and can quickly become a major headache.

The best way to avoid getting into this situation is to have your home inspected on an annual basis and treated, as needed, by our professional termite and pest service in California, to keep unwanted pests from getting inside your home and setting up residence.

What types of pests can get into my California home?

The most common household pests people deal with in California are termites, ants, roaches and rodents. The longer the pests are allowed to remain in the home, the more damage they cause to the property.

There are effective and safe treatment methods for eliminating the pests from the home. After pest treatment and removal, it is highly recommended you have a full home inspection to assess potential damages and to identify what repairs are needed to restore the home correctly.

For example, rodents can fit into narrow and tiny spaces. They like to chew on electrical wiring, paper, wood, insulation, PVC pipe, and other common household construction materials. Another concern with rodents is the amount of diseases they carry and spread to humans and pets. If you notice rodents in your home, contact our professional rodent control specialists to remove them from your home. Never approach rodents, because they could bite you and infect you with any number of diseases.

Why professional treatments are better than store-bought products

Many store-bought products contain harmful chemicals and other ingredients. Using these products often entails having to remove pets, fish, and children from the home for a short period of time.

While initial results might seem they were effective, in most cases the results are short-lived, and it is only a matter of time before pests return.

In addition, various pests have built up immunity to store-bought treatments; so, not only are you wasting your time using these items, but also your money.

Professional pest treatments are far more effective in eliminating pest problems, because they are specially formulated to deal with the exact type of pest in your home.

For instance, orange oil is a naturally occurring essential oil that can be used to kill termites and eggs when it is used in termite treatment products, like XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus. This termite treatment product uses 95% pure d-limonene, derived from orange oil. XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus is a biodegradable treatment product extremely harmful to termites, but not harmful to humans.

XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus is formulated to kill termites on contact, as well as any eggs. Further, the product wicks into the porous cells of wood, so any termites which eat treated wood will also die, for several days after the initial treatment. This is just one such example of a truly effective, specially formulated professional treatment available for your California home to eliminate unwanted pests.

For more information about pest treatments and pest prevention, or to schedule your complimentary home inspection, contact us today at Pacific Coast Termite by calling 1-800-PACIFIC (1-800-722-4342).