We start with a Termite Inspection of your home.
Once a year EXCELLENCE EXTERMINATING CO. INC. will come out to your home and provide you with an inspection.
What we are looking for
- Dirt like mud tubes shelter tubes
- Infrared Thermal Imaging FLIR System BX320
- Pinholes in walls and wood members
- Frass a sticky like sawdust
- Termite wings
- Other specific termite indicators
EXCELLENCE EXTERMINATING CO. INC. offers an effective treatment plan
Natural salts / Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate. borate applied against termites. Areas of California have been found to have deposits of borates. Safely used for centuries, boric acid and borax can be found in: pharmaceutical products, glass, fiberglass, cleaning products, paints, cleaners, lubricants, eye treatment, cotton and cellulose products, and many other products. Borates (DOT) will not break down through time in wood thereby providing long lasting protection and residual performance against drywood termites and other insects. Insects are killed in contact with borates (DOT) or ingesting borate (DOT) treated wood. Since borates (DOT) are slow acting, drywood termites may feed on, tunnel in and/or ingest treated wood, accumulate the borate (w/c they cannot digest) and still moving among other individuals in the colony. During the transfer of food from workers to nymphs, soldiers and reproductives, the termites will transfer the ingested borates between one another, resulting in depopulation or eradication of the colony. Bora Care, a borate, is proven effective and registered to control: drywood, subterranean and Formosan termites, wood boring beetles, carpenter ants, fungi (wood rot), and algae. During treatments using borates (DOT), occupants, apartment tenants, pcts, and plants need not vacate the property or house. (for more details you may go to: www.nisuscorp.com)
EXCELLENCE EXTERMINATING CO. INC. offers a five year guarantee to protect your home from the infestation of subterranean termites.
Remember if you have termites or wood boring beetles, you may have structural damage.
Call Excellence Exterminating Co., Inc. for an inspection. Let us provide you with the proper plan for your termite/Beetle and Carpenter ant control.
The Borate Story
Borates have long been used as a safer alternative to highly volatile, synthetic chemical pesticides. The pesticide qualities of borates have been used for at least 300 years. To stop decay or insects, builders and homeowners can apply borates to existing wood. Borates go directly on the wood and not into the soil. Borates kill termites and other wood-eating insects by poisoning the microogranisms in the insects’ digestive tracts that are needed to break down the wood’s cellulose. In other words, the termites starve to death.
Borates are also used to control ants, cockroaches, crickets and silverfish. Borates are used as a liquid spray, in granular baits and as a contact dust. Scientists believe insects die when borates enter their digestive tracts after consuming bait or grooming themselves. The borates kill the micoorganisms in the insects’ gut. So far, insects have shown no ability to develop resistance to borates.
Borates are being used more and more in the conservation of wooden structures and artifacts. The chemical diffuses deep into wood fibers to stop wood decay fungi. They are used in restoration projects from old homes to old ships. If you are concerned about exposure to toxic chemicals for your family and the environment, request that your pest control company use Nisus products in your home.