Choosing the right termite company to protect your home or business is very important. Let Hydrex provide the best solutions to your termite and other pest control needs. Call Hydrex now at 800.493.7392. Our Termite Inspection is
FREE for a single-family home (except for escrow or loan purposes).
Inspection Process – Successful termite control depends entirely on the effective performance of these four steps:
1. AN ACCURATE AND THOROUGH TERMITE INSPECTION
The first step is an inspection by a licensed Hydrex termite inspector.
Highly skilled and experienced, our inspector will identify:
• The type of termite or other wood destroying organism.
• The location of the infestation.
• The extent of the infestation.
• The accessibility of the infestation.
• Conditions that may lead to an infestation.
Based upon the findings, your Hydrex
termite inspector will make service recommendations that will precisely fit what your problem requires. So you can make an informed decision, these findings and recommendations will be spelled out in clear language in a detailed written report to you. All work is guaranteed in writing and backed by over 60 years of Hydrex reliability.
When you have received the written Hydrex report, our
will be in touch with you to discuss the particulars of the
service you need, answer any questions and concerns you may have, and schedule needed work at your convenience.
Long at the forefront of innovation, Hydrex puts only proven
state-of-the-art service to work for you. Expert licensed Hydrex technicians will utilize only methods and materials selected to solve your particular problem.
THE FINAL STEP
To maintain guaranteed protection against termite infestation, the Hydrex TERMAGUARD ANNUAL SERVICE PLAN is priced to be an excellent value. Your Hydrex inspector will describe this Plan for your consideration.
Treatment Methods – See the facts and make an informed decision when deciding which treatment method to pursue.
Unlike their subterranean cousins, drywood termites do not have any contact with the soil or any other moisture source.
Swarmers (winged reproductives) are about 1/2 inch long, including the wings, which are longer than the body. The head of the swarmer is orange brown.
Drywood termites swarm once a year. Usually in September or October in warm and sunny weather.
After swarming, a mated pair will drop their wings, enter wood through cracks or crevices, create a chamber, mate and begin a new colony.
Droppings of the drywood termites are small hard pellets. These pellets and cast wings are evidence of an infestation.
A Proven Chemical-Free Green Alternative to Eradicate Drywood Termites – Guaranteed
Heat utilizes award-winning Thermal Pest Eradication, a patented process approved by the state and federal regulatory agencies for the eradication of wood-destroying pests.
Hydrex Heat is the future of pest control today:
Environmentally-Friendly, Clean, 100% effective in any space.
The only non-chemical method approved to treat entire structures.
Versatile in many settings: single family homes, apartments, condominiums, medical & care facilities, offices
Why consumers prefer Heat over fumigation:
No chemicals • No
moving out • No odor
• No roof damage
No harm to pets or plants
Bagging of Food and Medicine
How Heat works:
Using specially-designed heaters, Hydrex Heat-Trained technicians will deliver heat through Mylar ducts to penetrate to the very core of infested wood. Technicians will raise temperatures to 160°F, no hotter than a sauna, to achieve 130°F wood-core temperatures to ensure that termites and their eggs do not survive. Temperatures are monitored by state-of-the-art digital thermo-meters to confirm core wood temperatures are at levels lethal to termites.
Winner of the Green Builder Overall Grand Prize, Bora-Care kills drywood termites and provides long-lasting residual effectiveness.
- Bora-Care is formulated with a concern for your family and the environment. Borate, a mineral salt mined from the earth, has extremely low mammalian toxicity and poses minimal risk to people, pets and the environment.
- Applied directly to the wood, Bora-care penetrates the wood and remains there, providing residual protection.
- Bora-Care is proven effective to kill and prevent drywood termites and subterranean termites and will kill and prevent algae and wood-decay fungi.
- Because of its unique mode of action, insects cannot develop a resistance to Bora-Care.
- Twelve years of intensive studies has proven that Bora-Care prevents termites from consuming wood by simply eliminating wood as a food source.
Termidor is an advanced
undetectable liquid technology. Drywood termite colonies are
eliminated with 100% efficiency through Termidor's revolutionary
"Transfer Effect". Termidor is a remarkable product with a unique
mode of action.
- Termites can't smell it...can't see it...can't feel it.. So, they forage freely in a treated area
- And,then, as well as eating termidor, the termite will unknowingly transfer the Termidor on its body back to the colony.
- Thus, every other termite it contacts, feeds or grooms will itself be exposed.
This transfer effect spreads termidor so quickly and so thoroughly that 100% control is achieved in three months... Termidor scored 100% control after 8 years of trials.
Gas fumigation is recommended when drywood termites are found in numerous areas of a structure or when infested areas can not be treated by other means because of construction or accessibility. Vikane fumigant will get into infested timbers regardless of where they are in a structure.
Prior to fumigation, the structure is sealed using fumigation tarps so that Vikane is contained within the structure and penetrates the timbers where termites have infested. The tarps remain on the structure for up to 72 hours and warning signs are posted notifying people to keep out.
Once the fumigation tarps are removed, a professional fumigator aerates the structure and measures fumigant levels remaining to ensure levels are below EPA approved concentration levels for reentry by occupants. Once the levels are low enough, the fumigator then clears the building for reoccupancy.
Orange oil (di-Limonene) is an oil that is extracted from orange fruit peels. It is currently used as a localized treatment method for drywood termites only. It has been misrepresented with questionable practices. According to their January 2007 news brief, the Pest Control Operators of California issued an alert warning consumers that it is a violation to compare d-Limonene ( orange oil ) treatments as the equivalent to fumigation. A technical release by Dow AgroSciences, who evaluated the efficacy of
orange oil (XT-2000) in the treatment and control of drywood termites, demonstrated that in a best case scenario, orange oil (XT-2000) obtained only an 81% control of drywood termites. As a result, our choice is to use longer lasting alternatives.
Subterranean termites build nests in the ground. They forage for food(wood) farther and farther from their nests as their colony grows.
Foragers make underground tunnels or above ground "shelter" tubes of mud, feces and debris.
These tunnels are used to maintain required moisture, search for new food and to connect the nest to their food.
They are able to enter a structure through an opening as small as 1/32 inch. Any building, whether on a slab or raised foundation, can be infested by these termites.
Swarmers are about 3/8 inch long including the wings, black in color, with wings about twice as long as the body.
Swarmering occurs following fall and spring rains.
Subterranean termite treatments involve chemical treatment of the soil around and under the foundations. This is one of the prime methods of eradication and prevention of subterranean termites. The many variations in home construction prevent a detailed discussion of exact procedures for treatment in all situations. However, in applying treatments, remember that the purpose is to establish a chemical barrier between termites in the soil and wood in the structure.
Fungus & Dry Rot
Fungus is a plant, not an animal. Unlike all other plants, fungi do not produce chlorophyll. Many types of fungus occur on materials other than wood. Mildew is one example. Only where there is food, dampness
and temperatures between 60 and 90 degrees, can fungus grow.
Dry rot is the decay of wood caused by certain fungi that carries water into the wood that they infest. Advanced stages of dry rot can cause wood to lose its structural integrity and can give the wood a crumbly appearance. Every year billions of dollars are spent to repair the damage caused by dry rot.
Not all fungi are decay fungi and simple staining does not prove fungus infection. Mildew, sap-staining fungi, and white pocket rot are three types of non-decaying fungi and no treatment is indicated.
TREATMENTS: To control a decay fungus infection, one must eliminate the source of the moisture and the infected wood must be removed. In most cases, when an invisible fungus infection comes visible the wood has been seriously weakened. A dried up fungus infection will come again if moisture reoccurs.