Payne Pest Management Inc. is a full service pest control company offering pest management to commercial and residential properties in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Termite Control and Fumigation

Orange County Pest Control

Termites can eat up to three percent of their body weight each day. Each year, termites cause more than $30 billion in damages to crops and structures and affect 600,000 U. S. homes, making home pest control an important consideration for all property owners. Payne Pest Management can help you take control of a termite problem with our comprehensive pest control and termite control options, including fumigations near Orange County.

Signs of Termites in Your Home

The first step in successful termite control is determining that termite treatment is needed. Knowing the signs that termites have entered your home will alert you to the need to take quick action to minimize stress and property damage caused by these pests. Some of the most common signs of termite infestation include:

  • small piles of droppings (called frass), which look like pellets, scattered throughout your home.
  • mud tunnels visible on walls, near ceilings, or on your home's foundation.
  • discarded termite wings, which look like fish scales. These typically appear in small piles along windowsills or baseboards.
  • sagging ceilings, floors, and walls.
  • areas that look as though they may have been damaged by water, such as cracks or damaged paint.
  • wooden components of your home's structure that sound hollow when tapped.

Steps for Successful Fumigation

Fumigation is an effective termite pest control solution that can eliminate a widespread infestation in your home. As a homeowner, there are steps you can take to ensure the ease and success of your fumigation treatment. Call Payne Pest Management today at (877) 365-5629 to discuss pest control services in Orange County.

  • Talk to your pest control service about which food items should be removed from your home and which can be left behind. Foods that are sealed in cans are typically safe to leave at home, but all other perishable foods—including pet foods—should be removed from your home or double-bagged for safety. Also make sure to remove or double-bag any medications to prevent interactions with the fumigant.
  • Have your landscaping trimmed back 18 inches or more from your home to accommodate tents or tarps. This will also help to prevent re-infestation by reducing entry points for termites into your home. Water this area thoroughly prior to fumigation to protect your lawn and landscaping. Remove all houseplants from your home as well, including those on patios and decks.
  • Open all drawers, cabinet doors, and appliance doors. Also open or remove any waterproof mattress and pillow covers to allow the fumigant to more easily reach these areas. Leave window treatments such as blinds and shades open or up as well.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed