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Commonly Asked Termite Inspection Questions

Learn about the steps Bay Area Termite, one of the best termite inspection companies in San Jose, takes to ensure that your house is free of termites. We strive to keep our customers informed and knowledgeable about the termite inspection and removal process. For more information, contact us at 404-337-1694 or visit our FAQ page.


Q: Once Bay Area Termite locates the Drywood termites, how do the various chemicals like XT-2000 Orange Oil, Termidor and Premise foam kill the termites?
A: We drill small 1/8” holes in the infested wood to access the galleries the termites live in. With the drill and treat method, a technician will inject under pressure the chemicals into the galleries. The chemicals flow through and kill the termites on contact. In addition, some of the chemicals have a longer term, residual lasting effect inside the wood.


Q: How does Bay Area Termite’s Drywood termite treatment work compared to fumigation?
A: We use a variety of chemicals and a precise, comprehensive drill and treat method. XT-2000 Orange Oil, Termidor and Premise foam moves through wood like a gas, along the path of least resistance, filling up the treated piece of wood until the Drywood termites have no place to hide. Unlike fumigation, our treatments are specifically targeted to the area of infestation, so you do not need to move out, bag food, or deal with any of the other hassles associated with fumigation.


Q: Once Bay Area Termite has completed a termite treatment can termites return to my house after treatment?
A: Yes. Termites can re-infest structures after treatment – even with fumigation. Contrary to popular belief, fumigation is a one-time kill that does not prevent future infestation. If you use fumigation, future infestations mean more chemicals, tenting, and moving out of your home.


Termites are over 100 million years old and they are not going away soon. No matter what treatment you choose, even ours, termites may find their way back. The best way to deal with termites is to think of treatment as ongoing maintenance. That is why Bay Area Termite gives a two year whole house guarantee and annual inspections after initial treatment.

Bay Area Termite is your drywood termite spot treatment specialist. We only do spot treatments in living spaces...WE DON"T DO WHOLE HOUSE INSPECTIONS. Call 530-665-6015 to Book an Appointment!