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About the National Pest Management Association, Inc.

Established in 1933 as a non-profit organization, the National Pest Management Association, Inc. is a national association with more than 5,000 members.

The association provides continuing education to pest control exterminators and consumer protection advice to the general public.

By carefully reading this website, you will be far better equipped to decide how to protect your health and property from pests commonly encountered in the urban environment in Seal Beach CA.
Recent advances in pest control technology has provided safer, more effective pest and termite control products now available in California. Although safer to use in or around the home or workplace, these products are expensive and require a far higher level of skill to achieve a satisfactory result.

Generally, the California pest control industry has a professional reputation. However, the consumer should be careful in selecting a professional pest controller - the cheapest price may indicate use of the low cost but more hazardous pesticides or ineffectual warranties that may cost you more in the long run.
Be careful in the selection of a pest control service - the cheapest may cost you much more in the long run. You'll find detailed consumer protection advice in the Consumer Advice section of this website, including some important tips on selecting a professional pest exterminator in Seal Beach CA.

Found termites in your property in Seal Beach CA ?

In brief, if you are a home owner in Seal Beach CA , we recommend you obtain the services of a termite control company in Seal Beach CA that uses the safer, more effective termite control products, such as Premise and Termidor - discussed in detail in this website.

In some circumstances notably, where Premise or Termidor cannot be used to achieve a complete termite protective soil treatment, we recommend the use of Exterra or Sentricon termite baiting system. You'll find details on the main termite control products and methods in the Termite Control section of this web-site.

termite control expert A termite control expert examines an above ground termite sub-nest built within a wall cavity of a home.
Termites may build these above ground nests, particularly if moisture collects in the wall cavity from leaking pipes, shower recess, faulty guttering, etc.

Termites infest Seal Beach CA homes - will Yours be next?

On the basis of recent experience, a significant portion of homes in Seal Beach CA will suffer a severe termite infestation. To make matters worse your home insurance policy does NOT cover the damage which may involve costly replacement of floor, wall and roofing timbers.
Fortunately, several excellent termite control products are available - Premise and Termidor which can offer 100% termite protection in the majority of situations.
Premise and Termidor are used for soil treatment at the base of a building to prevent entry of subterranean termites into the building and by a delayed transfer effect can eliminate termites in other areas inside and surrounding the building.

Premise - first and foremost has been used by the USA termite control market-place for many years with excellent results in protecting buildings and other timber structures.

Premise and Termidor work differently from other soil termite control treatment products. Most other such termiticides are repellents, which means they keep termites away from a treated soil area. This means any gap in the treated soil zone can be easily detected by the termites, to enable their unrestricted entry into the building.

With Premise and Termidor, the termites cannot detect the chemical in the treated soil as it has no odor, taste or smell to the termites. They are not aware of the lethal effect of the chemical until it's too late.
Both BASF Termidor and Bayer Premise claim their products kill termites that travel through a treated soil area abutting the building, where higher concentration levels are encountered.
In addition, termites exposed to the chemical in lower concentrations can transfer it onto other termites - the so called Transfer or Domino Effect. This is a very important aspect aimed at wiping out the entire colony - the ultimate form of long-term protection. Both products seem to provide more than 5 years reliable protection if applied correctly to label requirements and industry standards.

Premise is owned and supplied by Bayer and is used extensively throughout the USA. Bayer claims that Premise has a transfer or "Domino Effect" aimed at wide-spread termite elimination in areas surrounding the building. For an excellent research paper on the Premise transfer effect from Bayer Research - CLICK HERE.
CONSUMER NOTE: For the homeowner with active termites in their property, we recommend you arrange for a Termite Inspection and Report, including written specifications for a complete soil treatment (where practicable) using Premise or Termidor.

It's IMPORTANT to know ... About Termites

WARNING: Termite damage to a building or other timber structures can be severe and your home insurance does NOT cover the repair costs. Termites are known to destroy roofing and wall framing timbers within a few months in a worst case scenario.
We recommend you check out the About Termites California section of this web-site to help you assess your property's level of risk, and if need be, to choose which of the termite control methods will best protect your property.
The alternative termite control methods aim at exploiting certain behavioural characteristics of termites in varying types of building situations. ...Click on  About Termites 

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