No-Tent Heat Treatments
No-Tent treatments are a great solution for termites and bed bugs. It is both easier and more cost effective than typical tent fumigation. Other advantages of No-Tent heat treatments include that they are:
- Safer for People & Pets
- Safer for Household Goods
- Safer for the Environment
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No-Tent Termite Treatment
- Kills Insects and Eggs
- Kills Microbes
- Eliminates Odors
- Freshens Air
- Reduces Allergens
Heat: The Only Truly Organic Pest Control Method
There’s no need to replace your furniture when a No-Tent heat treatment will eliminate not only living bed bugs but also their eggs, preventing additional bed bug infestation. Our professional pest control team will assess your situation and recommend the most effective combination of treatments to ensure elimination of all your pest problems.
Heat is most effective on structures with drywood termite infestations and works in a similar manner to fumigants to kill every type of termite and their eggs.
- Independently proven to be 100% effective
- Convection heat is ovicidal, kills unhatched eggs
- Penetrates deep into cracks and furnishings, baseboards, wall voids, carpets, etc.
No-Tent heat treatments effectively eliminate insects by raising interior and exterior wall temperatures to lethal levels for wood destroying pests like termites. Contact our team of professionals to learn more.
No-Tent Termite Treatment
Advantages & Disadvantages
Convenient: No-Tent is much less hassle compared to tent fumigation. Little to no prep needed, and both you and your pets can stay in your home or business while the termite treatment is being completed.
Low Chemical Usage: No-Tent spot treatments uniquely eliminate termites with only small amounts of active ingredients needed to be effective, called the domino or transfer effect. Drywood termites do not detect these products and they transfer a lethal dose throughout the colony eventually eliminating the entire colony.
Long Term Residual Protection: While tent fumigation more thoroughly fumigates an entire structure, it only kills pests at the time of treatment, whereas No-Tent treatments afford long-term residual protection in all treated areas and help prevent re-infestation.
Multiple Treatments May Be Necessary: Even with thorough visual inspection, additional drywood termites can remain undetected in hidden areas between wall voids where no evidence is visible. If new evidence of termites is found, then treatment may be needed for additional areas not previously treated. For the generally smaller sized colonies of drywood termites it takes years to cause any damage of real concern, thus making multiple treatments a more acceptable disadvantage.
Drywood Termites Must Be Accessible: For our No-Tent treatments to be fully effective all drywood termite colonies must be accessible for treatment. Tent fumigation is a better option for structures with flat roofs or areas that can’t be readily accessed by service techs for direct treatment.
Termite Tent Treatment
Advantages & Disadvantages
High Success Rate: Tent fumigation, when done correctly, is very successful in eliminating all the drywood termite colonies in a structure at time of fumigation.
Inconvenience: Humans and pets must vacate the home or building for 48 hours and thoroughly prepare by packing up all foods and medications, trimming back or removing trees and landscaping, and making an entry key available to fumigation service techs.
Possible Damage: Although fumigators are as careful as humanly possible, damage to roof tiles and landscape can occur. Because tenting for fumigation must be sealed all the way down to ground level to ensure fumigation gas does not escape and termites are killed, shrubs and flowers next to walls must sometimes be covered which can result in plants being over-stressed or damaged.
Screen Removal: Patios and pool screening must be separated or removed from the home or pool area. Tents cannot be erected over screening due to weight damage.
Certified disinfecting heat treatments are some of the highest-level precautions a homeowner or business owner can take against the threat of Coronavirus. AAA Pest Control will work with you to schedule a timely appointment to clear your property of all viruses and bacteria. We will inspect the entire area once finished to ensure the treatment was effective. Call AAA Pest Control today!
Dampwood termites typically infest damp and decaying timber. This species is commonly found in the Pacific Coast states, such as Montana, Idaho, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Northern California and Washington. Other less damaging species are found in areas of the southwestern USA and South Florida.
Dampwood termites do not create shelter tubes as subterranean termites do. The appearance of timber damaged by dampwood termites can be varied but they always eat across the grain, consuming both spring and summerwood. While doing this, they make a series of chambers or galleries connected by tunnels whose walls are smooth as though they are finely ‘sandpapered.’
Drywood termites can infest and damage dry, sound wood. The specific locations of potential damage in a house include the roof sheathing, rafters, joists, siding, trim, steps, decks, porches, floors, subfloors, doors windows and their frames, furniture, walls, interior wood trim and furniture.
Drywood termites enter structures through attic or foundation vents, directly through or under wood shingles, under eaves and fascia boards, and through natural cracks, checks and joints in exposed wood trim, window and door frames and sills.
Subterranean termites build underground nests connected to above-ground food sources via mud tunnels. These underground termites are responsible for the majority of termite damage to homes and buildings in the U.S.
On average, there could be as many as 13 to 14 subterranean termite colonies per acre, which means that a typical home may easily have three to four colonies situated underneath or around it.
Subterranean termites cause more damage to homes in the U.S. than storms and fire combined; their colonies can contain up to 1,000,000 members.
The Formosan subterranean termite generally invades structures from the ground. They commonly enter through expansion joints, cracks and utility conduits in slabs. Any wood-to-ground contact is an inviting entrance for Formosan subterranean termite infestations. The flat roofs of high rise buildings, because they always pool rain water, are ideal places for the Formosan subterranean termite to initiate aerial infestations if portals of entry are found.
Studies also found that Formosan subterranean termites attack many species of living plants. The Formosan subterranean termite attacks structural lumbers and living plants because they are sources of cellulose.