Exterminators You Can Rely On

As with many service industries, a lot of people’s opinions have become jaded with exterminator companies over the years after being put through the ringer by one bad egg after another. Companies that won’t call back, are frequently late, over budget, and most of all DISHONEST are rife in the industry, and just like with contracting work, finding a good exterminator oftentimes feels like finding a diamond in the rough.

For our Grand Oaks friends looking for termite treatment and other types of pest control, however, we have some excellent news: we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and have found the best termite exterminator in all the inland L.A. county area: Grand Oaks Termite Control. These guys have been eradicating termites in Pasadena for years now and have the best Yelp review score for an extermination company that we’ve ever seen.

A quick cursory glance through their Google reviews tells you all you need to know about them:

Extraordinary Customer Service! We have been dealing with flying insects and thought it was termites. This company was recommend and the owner Justin totally amazed us with his genuine service – assessment and recommendation. It turns out that we were dealing with flying ants instead and he recommended a company that services that. However, to rule out any termite issues, we asked him to do an inspection. Joe and I are so grateful for the experience we had with him getting informed about insect issues (Caroline Ruth Fernandez)

All I can say is if you have Termites, call Justin! He is definately the best. Friendly, HONEST, and very knowledgable. Hands down made this stressful, worrysome event for my mom and I into something that we could deal with easily. VERY reasonable prices and awesome work. Gary did an outstanding job. Was very neat and respected our place put everything back where it went. Justin took his time to explain and make sure I understood everything. Give them a shot and you won’t be disappointed. You’ll thank yourself for giving them a call. I did.(Arleene Aguirre)

If you have any type of termites or wood boring insect infestations, GRAND OAKS TERMITE CONTROL is the professional GO-TO exterminator company to resolve your issues. The owner, Justin Mater is a fully state licensed termite control specialist and is very knowledgeable about termite infestation and approaches towards exterminating its colonies. what I especially liked was his work ethics….they came as early as 6am in the morning (ON TIME!) to work on & treat my property….very much a NO BS straight-forward extermination company which does not mess around! If they said they will be there….they will be there to take care of your infestation problems! highly recommended!(Don Tamba)

If you live in the Pasadena/San Dimas/Grand Oaks area and you suspect that you may have an infestation of termites or any other pest, give the guys at Grand Oaks a call. They’ll provide incredible service and even fix up some of the wood damaged by the offending insects within a week of the extermination. Honesty, reliability, and great service – everything the other guys are missing.

Grand Oaks Termite Control

(626) 538-4156

110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741

Catch Them Before It’s Too Late

Warning! Keep your eyes open and your ears listening. It is time to pay attention to the most terrible pest: termites. These insects cause billions of dollars worth of damage across the country, every year. They eat wood and paper, which means that your home could be next.

Gray Magnifying Glass and Eyeglasses on Top of Open Book

What makes termites so dangerous is that they tend to be undetectable without a professional inspection. Subterranean termites live underground, affecting the structure of your home, and are therefore considered to create the most damage. Dry-wood termites attack above ground, and they have their sneaky ways.

Listen carefully. You might hear the subtle sound of clicking through the walls. Termites communicate to one another by shaking their bodies and banging their heads on the wood. Termites also make noises from their chewing.

Look closely. You may be surprised to know that a certain type of termite can fly. Like other flying insects, they are attracted to light and will swarm around collected water. If you see flying termites, it is likely that they have been looking to mate and establish a new colony in your home. In addition, termites shed their wings shortly after finding a mate.

It is easy to confuse termites for other types of insects. Most people mistake termites for white ants. However, there is no such thing is a white ant, which means that if you see something that looks like one, it is probably a termite. A termite has an even width throughout its body, which tends to look like the shape of rice grains.

“Galleries” are the tunnels that termites make inside of wood, however these tunnels are very difficult to detect without laboratory equipment. You can check for termites by tapping on your wood. If it sounds hollow, it may have been eaten by termites. If you notice that your wood doors and window frames are suddenly stiff and hard to open, it may be due to the moisture produced by termites as they eat. The moisture damages and changes the shape of the wood.

They also build mud-like tubes along surfaces in order to travel discreetly. But by the time you have noticed these signs, severe damage may already have been done. Noticing these clues can prevent further damage, but a professional termite inspector can detect the presence of termites even earlier. Regular inspections are highly recommended at least every year for the most thorough method of prevention. Natural Science Exterminator states on their website that they offer a free inspection and $100 off your treatment if you contact them. You can take a proactive measure against a potential termite infestation and save thousands of dollars on extermination and repair costs in the long run.

If you are looking for a pest control service in Garden Grove, Natural Science Exterminating is a certified and family owned business that offers safe, effective, and environmentally friendly termite extermination. They use tent fumigation as the last resort. All of their work is fully licensed and bonded. You can give them a call.

Natural Science Exterminating
11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841, United States

Choosing the Best Termite Exterminator

According to the LA Times, about 60-80% of homes in certain areas are infested with termites. Some (possibly sensational) sources have claimed that termites are in plague-like proportions in Southern California. So, unless you’ve had a regular inspection, there’s a chance you’ve got termites. 

With termites comes a lot of myths and mysteries. People are afraid of them. Or, they’re afraid the damage could be incredibly costly. Then, there’s the concern of the effects of harsh chemicals. That’s a lot for a homeowner to deal with.

However, with the number of termite companies around, it’s hard to know that you’re working with someone who knows what they’re doing. So, with dozens of termite exterminators in Orange County, how can you find the right one for you? If you are looking for a company that does termite extermination in Glendora, where will you go to find a business that you can trust your home with?

With a saturated termite exterminator market, reviews become as valuable as gold. It’s important to look at the reviews for each business you consider, and their particular methods and ethics. Grand Oaks Termite Control is certainly one of the best. 

Grand Oaks Termite Control boasts a 5-star rating on Yelp, with a 20-minute response time and a 100% response rate. So, when you contact them you can be sure you will get an answer within 20 minutes. And the reviews suggest that you’ll have a 5-star experience as well.

Just recently, Dianne P. said, “We called Grand Oaks Termite for a termite inspection. … Our house needed local subterranean termite treatment, wood repairs, and fumigation. Justin took the time to explain all the aspects of the work involved and answered all our questions. He is knowledgeable, professional, patient and inspires confidence.”

The rest of her comment explains how they made the process much less intimidating and easy to deal with, giving her a great deal while they were at it. There’s not much better you can expect from a business.

Jim. G. reported, “They also replaced and painted all the damaged wood. In my living room, termites had eaten up the laminate flooring. I had a bunch of extra pieces in the garage, so they ripped out the bad pieces and put in my replacement pieces. Floor now looks like new again! 3 days and done! All on schedule. I really couldn’t be happier.  Great work at a fair price with a 10-year warranty. Thanks guys!”

When scheduling an appointment with termite exterminators, my expectation is that the exterminator will just rid the house of bugs and that will be it. However, as you can see, Grand Oaks can go above and beyond the call of duty. To know that they care enough to help a client with the repairs, on such a quick budget, is quite impressive. 

This is why reviews are so important. They give you an idea of the kind of man or women you’re working with. So, when you look for your next termite inspection and extermination in Glendora or Southern California, make sure to check out Grand Oaks.

Grand Oaks Termite Control

110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741

(626) 538-4156

A Growing Exterminator Fighting the Growing Swarm

We here in Southern California have all heard of them before. The big bad termite. They are potentially around every corner, behind every wall, and or under your house. Like earthquakes, many Californians have come to accept the presence of these little critters as something you have to deal with while living here. Unfortunately, many people’s level of acceptance leads them down a path of neglect and general disregard for the ramifications of letting a possible termite infestation go untreated. Termites can swarm quickly and devour much of the infrastructure of your house long before you even consider picking up the phone and calling. Did you know that there are actually 3 kinds of termites in California? Check this info our from pestboard.ca.gov:

“Sometimes there will be no sign the home
is infested. Termite infestations can go
undetected for years, hidden behind walls,
floor coverings or insulation. Termite feeding
and damage can even progress undetected
in wood that is exposed because the outer
surface is usually left intact.
If you think you have termites, usually it
is advisable to hire a professional pest
control company to carry out the inspection
and control program. Before making an
appointment, make sure the company is
registered and in good standing by
calling the Structural Pest Control Board.”

Luckily for the people reading this post, we only report on businesses in good standing with the respective agencies in their fields. This business is located in Garden Grove but serves all of Orange County. They are a fast growing business because they decided to take a different approach to the termite extermination business. They are a natural termite exterminator? What does that mean exactly? They use natural methods and chemicals to rid houses and businesses of the termite scourge! It turns out that a lot of people in Southern California don’t like the idea of deadly poison in the their home regardless of the pest. These guys came up with a remedy. They are Natural Science Exterminating the natural termite extermination company. They are fighting the good fight to keep the swarms from devouring all our homes! Okay yes its not that dramatic but it is still serious. Millions of dollars of damage is done to California homes every year because these termites swarm and people who think they may have an issue wait too long until they call to get an exterminator to investigate. Don’t hesitate to call an exterminator to come out for an inspection! Many of them offer a free one including out boys mentioned above.

Want to know where to find them or how they are reviewed? Sure! Check it out:

These guys are the real deal and growing fast. Give them a try! Use their all natural stuff to see the results for yourself. Others have, myself included and so far no one has been disappointed. Until the next post, keep supporting the local business around you that deserve it. Keep the American dream alive!