Traditional Treatments

Whole House Termite Fumigation

Hydrex Pest Control also offers Traditional Tent Fumigation when location or amount of infestations prevent effective treatment with alternative methods.

There is a drawback to tenting as you are required to leave your home or work place for a few days,seal all foods and medicines in bags, remove animals and plant life.

After a termite inspection of the property is completed this may be the primary recommendation to control drywood termites.

Treating Subterranean Termites

Hydrex Pest Control offers Traditional Soil Treatment for the control of subterrainean termites.

This treatment consists of the use of termiticides injected around foundations or pressure treated under slabs. This treatment leaves a protective barrier in place that termites will not cross, effectively denying them access to wood members of a structure.



The above photo is an example of a subterranean termite migration tube or "sub tube". Subterranean termites construct these tubes to travel from their nest in the soil, to their food source, the wood of your home.

Our full service termite control department provides traditional and alternative treatments for drywood and subterranean termites as well as construction repairs needed to repair damage caused by termites, fungus, or any wood destroying pest or organism.

Alternative Treatments for Termite Control

Electro-Gun

The Electro-Gun treatment system is an innovative hand held electronic system that combines high frequency and high voltage to overcome wood's natural resistance to electrical current flow.

Utilizing four U.S. patented designs, this system allows electrical current to penetrate wood and flow into the galleries and nests of drywood termites, killing them by electrical shock.

Since the Electro-Gun's first introduction in 1980, tens of thousands of homes have been successfully treated, as have nursing homes, hospitals, hotels, condominiums, apartments and even historic landmarks, such as the Point Loma Lighthouse in San Diego.

Hydrex has used the Electro-Gun since 1981. Over 100,000 treatments have been performed across the U.S.

Orange Oil

D-limonene is the chemical name for orange oil. It is a renewable resource and is a by-product of orange juice manufacturing. Orange oil is used in cleaning solutions, soaps and perfumes and has been proven to be a highly effective product for eliminating drywood termites when used with a precise and comprehensive drill and treat method. Plus, it smells great!

Borates

Tim-Bor is a unique product for the protection and remedial treatment of wood against all wood destroying organisms. The Tim-Bor Treatment provides protection because the active ingredient, Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, does not breakdown.

The solutions penetrating into the wood, treating more than just the surface. Sodium Borate functions as a slow activating stomach poison in insects. It is accumulated while they are feeding. Since Borates are slow acting insecticides these termites can move throughout the colony and spread the insecticide by the feeding of nymphs, soldiers and reproductives.