Termite Control Services
Termite Control in Sacramento, CA
Pegasus Pest Control is the best termite control company in Elk Grove, Sacramento, and Roseville. We provide a thorough inspection of your home from top to bottom to find termites and other wood-destroying organisms (WDO’s). We know the signs of a termite infestation and know where to look. If your home is hosting a termite colony, we’ll find it and send those pests packing!
Termites Invading Your Home?
Here in Elk Grove, Sacramento, Lincoln, and Roseville, termites can cause major problems in our residential and commercial properties. Termites are tricky. They feast on your home out of sight, tunneling through wood and destroying the framework of your home. But wood isn’t all they eat. They love cellulose-based materials, including carpet, furniture, and paper! They develop colonies, made up of many tens of thousands of termites enjoying the hospitality of your home, costing you a fortune in repairs and dramatically lowering the value of your house. They’re hard to detect until you finally see the evidence of their banquet – tiny holes they’ve burrowed through your wood. By the time you see that you can be sure they’ve been feasting their way through your house for years. The only way to get rid of termites is by hiring an experienced pest control company near you!
Common Types of Termites
The following are the common species that are located near you:
The Western Drywood Termite and the Desert Drywood Termite
The Desert Dampwood Termite and the Pacific Dampwood Termite
The Western Subterranean Termite
Termite Swarms in Sacramento, CA
While some types of termites have wings, most termites live in the wood in order to colonize without having to travel far for food. However, there are times when these winged varieties of termites will fly in a swarm, usually during the reproduction cycle.
Good News: termites that swarm dies naturally within a short time period.
Bad News: termite swarms indicate a larger pest problem you can’t see, and evidence of a colony actively munching away at the structure of a building.
Exterminating Termite Swarms
If you see a termite swarm, call us right away, and if possible collect a sample of the swarm. Collecting some of the swarming termites helps your exterminator determine what kind of termite is taking advantage of your hospitality.
Once a swarm is detected, it’s impossible to treat without professional help. Our technicians use their building construction expertise to find points of infestation. Termite treatment may include drilling to reach the area of infestation. Strategic application of termiticide kills termites and prevents future termite family reunions. We use specialized equipment to exterminate a termite colony responsible for or producing the swarm.
Termite Treatment in Sacramento, CA
Termites are a dangerous pest to allow to run around your home unaccounted for. We have come across many residential and commercial properties that have had such extensive damage inflicted on them they have become uninhabitable. If you think you might have a termite infestation you need to call us immediately. The technicians at Pegasus Pest Control have the knowledge and expertise to find and rid your home of these little critters. You can check out our Termite Treatment Options so you’re aware of the work that goes in to this extermination process. Call us now toll-free at (888) 885-5017. You can find additional contact information here.
SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE TREATMENTS
Subterranean termite treatments provide an enhanced protection zone around your home or business. This is the method of choice for termite control and prevention. We use Termidor®, America’s #1 termiticide. Termidor® is virtually odorless and tasteless to termites. They feast away totally unaware they’ve been exposed and generously expose the entire colony to it. Termidor®, placed below ground around the perimeter of your home, is second to none for superior transfer effect to destroy the entire colony. Non-repellent termiticide is transferred between termites, eliminating the whole colony. Rainfall and irrigation have no affect on this treatment and it’s been real-world proven to ward off infestations for over ten years!
If you’re looking for a more natural or green solution to your termite problem, Altriset® is the only reduced risk termiticide available. Derived from the bark of the South American plant, Ryania Speciosa, it’s the most effective environmentally friendly effective termiticide on the market.
Baiting and Limited Barrier treatments are the most popular and most effective ways to exterminate termite colonies. Together, they eliminate active infestations and block termite return. Our technicians create a barrier at the point of infestation by injecting Termidor® or Altriset® into the soil around your home. Although this is a local treatment, it does provide protection against a return of the termite take-over. We prefer Advance® Termite Bait System to ensure the death of the colony. We strategically place a series of termite bait stations in the ground around your home. Worker termites take the bait and share their leftovers with others, carrying the poison to the whole colony. Although this is an extremely effective approach to ensuring the death of the colony, treating this way alone may be a lengthy process. Bait and barrier together are the best weapons against termites.
DRYWOOD TERMITE TREATMENTS
Fumigation involves pumping odorless, colorless gas throughout your home, suffocating hidden termite infestations. This is the best option to eliminate dry wood termite colonies. Unfortunately, your family and pets have to leave for about three days. Fumigation provides no residual protection, meaning your home and property are not contaminated in any way. However, your home can become re-infested. We offer an annual or extended warranty providing future fumigation if a re-infestation should occur.
Sprays and foams, applied through drilled holes directly into known existing dry wood termite galleries, are effective treatments in eliminating the colonies. However, they’re not effective at treating unknown colonies around the home. Re-infestation is more likely since hidden colonies are left untouched.
Although you can find products to treat an infestation on your own, these don’t provide long-lasting results. Pegasus Pest Control uses special equipment and termiticides to eliminate the whole colony. If we don’t, we’ll keep fighting, free of additional charge, until we win! We’ll also make repairs to wood that has been damaged to the point of structural weakness.
Whether you suspect a termite infestation in your home or you want the peace of mind a termite inspection brings, you need the expertise of Pegasus Pest Control. We should also be at the top of your list to call before you make a home purchase. Call us to schedule a home inspection before you take ownership of your new home.