Termite Inspection & Control
Affordable Termite Control for Property Owners
Since 1978 - We Stop the Termites & Save Your Budget.
The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control offer the latest in termite treatment options, including the use of XT-2000 Orange Oil and Altriset, a reduced risk product. All services begin with identifying termite infestations and provide you efficient solutions for solving your termite issues. With The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control, you can rest assured that your termite problem is solved.
Just some of the advantages of using XT-2000 Orange Oil to solve your termite problems include:
- You don't have to move out of your home, apartment or building with our localized treatment option.
- You get guaranteed results with our Whole Structure Guarantee period.
- You save time and money.
- You get peace of mind.
- You use a product made from a renewable resource.
Termite treatment methods can vary according to the type of pest, physical conditions at the property, and homeowner preferences. In addition to localized Orange Oil applications, our available treatment methods for termites include whole house solutions such as fumigation and subterranean termite treatments, as well as the Termidor Injection Process.
The Hitmen Whole Structure Guarantee - Backed by our 31 years in the Pest Control Business
The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control Orange Oil and Altriset treatments include a whole structure guarantee. For qualifying structures, if the targeted termites return or new infestations are discovered within the 2-5 year guarantee period, The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control will inspect and retreat the infestation(s) at no charge.
The guarantee also includes one free inspection and treatment as necessary within the guarantee period. This guarantee is fully transferable to new owners and can also be extended beyond the original period including annual inspections and treatments.
The San Francisco Bay region is home to 3 main termite species, many wood boring beetle species and wood destroying fungus organisms. We have included the following definitions and links to help you identify and understand the biology of wood destroying pests and organisms in the bay area.
Subterranean Termites are extremely destructive. First they build tunnels to wooden structures, and then they burrow into those structures to obtain food. Any wood or cellulose-containing material constitutes termite food, and given time to do so, they’ll eat until nothing is left but a shell. Termites avoid light and air, so they build their colonies where you’re not likely to stumble upon them.
Subterranean Termites live in the soil and enter homes through their shelter tubes. Subs are usually first detected when they swarm. They can also be identified by their shelter tubes.
Dampwood Termites are the largest of the locally found termite species. They usually infest wet wood or wood in contact with the soil. Like subterranean termites they live in the ground but do not have to travel there for moisture. Chemical treatments or baiting is usually not necessary. The common recommendation would be to remove earth to wood contacts and correct any moisture conditions that are contributing to damp wood.
Drywood Termites like to infest dry and undecayed wood, including structural lumber and dead tree limbs. Drywood Termites have a low moisture requirement and can adapt to dry conditions for long periods of time. Their colonies are smaller than subterranean termites but given time they can be just as destructive. They are usually identified by piles of fecal pellets that are pushed out of infested wood.
Is it a Termite or an Ant?
- Narrow waists
- Bent antennae
- Two sets of wings (one wing is longer than the other)
- Thick waists
- Straight beaded antennae
- Two sets of wings (same size)
Other Common Pests
Wood Boring Beetles
Wood Boring Beetles are common throughout the bay area. Beetles commonly attack fungus infected wood but will also infest sound wood. Beetles are usually discovered by their exit holes and piles of dust like material which is ejected. Exterior decks and trim as well as substructure framing are a favorite of local beetle populations.
Carpenter Ants typically infest homes that are in wooded areas or that have older trees on the property. They do not eat the wood but will hollow out wood members to make a gallery to inhabit. Their frass (waste) can include small wood shavings, pieces of building material and small insect pieces.