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Termite Control Services For Boats In Anaheim, CA

Professional Termite Treatments For Boats, Yachts & Watercraft

Complete termite protection for boat owners in Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Wilmington, and beyond!

Most of the time, when you think of termites, you think of them invading your California home. It’s true these pesky pests pose an enormous threat to wooden structures. They can eat through support beams and floor joists and wall studs galore, reducing a building to dust if you let them, but did you know boats are just as vulnerable to termite infestations, if not more vulnerable, as your home is?

Boats create the perfect environment for wood-destroying termites to thrive. They have everything they need in a boat; wood, water, and shelter. That means you should never ignore signs of termites on your boat. You should also consider taking preventative measures to avoid a marine termite infestation in the first place. Fortunately, the experts here at A-1 Bonded Termite can help!

Our Termite Management Process For Boats

boats at a marina

As we said above, boats make the perfect environment for termites to thrive. Fiberglass and aluminum boats have little to worry about, of course, but even a houseboat or sailboat with a fiberglass hull likely still has wooden components for termites to infest. Common areas include exterior cabinets, access hatches, window sills, inside the engine compartment, and other areas where you’ll find wooden components.

These areas are where we look first when we inspect your boat. If you suspect a termite infestation on your vessel, we’ll come out to your harbor to conduct a free termite inspection for your boat. We’re approved for many harbors around the Long Beach area as well as in Redondo Beach and Wilmington, and if you don’t see your preferred marina on our list, we’ll do our best to obtain permission to visit and work right where your boat is.

We can also help you out if you’re worried about termites but don’t have them yet. For preventative purposes, we use barrier treatments. These treatments create a protective barrier against termite invasion rather than treating the colony after the fact. Barriers are a great way to avoid much more expensive treatments as well as costly damage to your boat.

Harbors & Marinas We Serve

A-1 Bonded Termite is proud to serve a number of harbors across California. We are approved to do boat fumigation and pest control work in the following harbors and marinas:

Alamitos Bay
Long Beach, CA

Anchorage 47
Basin G, Marina Del Rey, CA

Balboa Marina
Newport Beach, CA

The Boat Yard
Basin H, Marina Del Rey, CA 

Cabrillo Marina
San Pedro, CA

California Yacht Club
Basin F, Marina Del Rey, CA

California Yacht Marina
Wilmington, CA

Catalina Yacht Anchorage
Basin F, Marina Del Rey, CA

Cerritos Bahia Marina
Long Beach, CA

Dana Point Marina
Dana Point, CA

Del Ray Fuels
Basin A, Marina Del Rey, CA

Del Ray Yacht Club
Basin D/E, Marina Del Rey, CA

Dolphin, Panay Way & Holiday Marina
Basin C/D, Marina Del Rey, CA

Esprit Apartments & Anchorage
Basin B/C, Marina Del Rey, CA

The Harbor at Marina Bay
Basin B, Marina Del Rey, CA

Holiday Harbor
Wilmington, CA

Huntington Harbor Marina
Huntington Beach, CA

King Harbor Marina
Redondo Beach, CA

Long Beach Shoreline Marina
Long Beach, CA

The Marina at Marina City Club
Basin E, Marina Del Rey, CA 

Marina Del Rey Marina
Basin E, Marina Del Rey, CA

Marina Del Rey Marina
Basin F/G, Marina Del Rey, CA

Marina Harbor Apartments & Anchorage
Basin A, Marina Del Rey, CA

Mariners Bay Apartments & Anchorage
Basin D/E, Marina Del Rey, CA

Neptune Apartments & Marina
Basin B, Marina Del Rey, CA

Peter’s Landing
Huntington Beach, CA

Pier 44 Marina
Basin G, Marina Del Rey, CA

Rainbow Harbor/Marina
Long Beach, CA

Villa del Mar Marina Apartments and Marina
Basin C, Marina Del Rey, CA

Waves MDR Apartments & Docks
Basin A/B, Marina Del Rey, CA

Don’t see your preferred marina listed? Contact us and we will do our best to apply for vendor permissions to your harbor!

Inspecting Your Boat To Identify Termites

It rarely pays to try to solve a problem until you know precisely what the situation entails. For that reason, we always inspect before we tent a boat for termites. When we arrive to look at your craft, we take some time to discuss what you saw. You can tell us about any signs of termites or the damage they might have caused. Then, we proceed with our assessment of your situation.

First, we look for any evidence that termites have come onto your boat. Some of the signs of a termite infestation we look for include:

  • Signs of swarmers such as discarded wings

  • Holes, blisters, or soft spots in the wood

  • Termite droppings also called frass

We know what termites look like and have the expertise to distinguish them from similar-looking insects. But, beyond that, we need to know what specific type of termites you have. Drywood termites are the type of termites that infest boats in Southern California, and our pest control agents can identify them by their appearance, habitat, behavior, and the amount of destruction they cause.

If you have termites, we usually recommend boat fumigation. Then, upon your agreement, we set up a convenient time to tent your boat for termites.

Termite Fumigation Treatments For Boats & Yachts

boats in the water

Finding termites on board your boat is always bad news. However, you may need to learn more about how to tent a boat for termites when it happens. After all, a watercraft means so much more than mere transportation for most boat owners. It represents freedom, recreational opportunities, and the chance to experience nature up close. Therefore, the second you see signs of termites, the time has arrived to act!

If our team recommends boat or yacht fumigation, we will review the process with you in detail and provide you with all of the appropriate literature and videos to prepare you, and our experts are happy to provide more information about our process and assist with any questions!

Preparing To Tent Your Boat For Termites

Before fumigating your boat for termites, we have to get ready for the process, and you can help! First, we'll advise you on what you need to remove from the boat. For example, you'll need to bag up any food items and remove them, which helps to empties the inside space so termites have nowhere to hide and escape the gas. In addition, we might suggest removing infested wood before we fumigate.

Now comes the moment you waited for—time to tent the boat for termites. This process takes a bit of time and much experience to get it right. Our team works quickly but skillfully to tent the entire boat. We use canvas tarps and may add sandbags to hold them in the water. This process ensures that we do not leave any gaps around your boat.

Lastly, we'll place clips or tape to close any gaps in the tarps. Once we create this airtight seal, we have completed the process to tent a boat for termites. At this point, you'll still have termites on your boat, but now there is an effective strategy in place to eliminate them through fumigation.

Why Turn To The Professionals To Tent Your Boat For Termites?

You might have heard a friend or acquaintance say that they succeeded in getting rid of termites on their boat on their own, and it's possible that they might have if they only saw a few termites or had a minor infestation. If that's the case, should you try to eliminate the termites on your boat for yourself? In most cases, you would benefit more from calling the professionals. Here’s why!

1. Prevents More Termite Damage

Termites can chew through a lot of wood very quickly. Older boats consist mainly of wood and are especially vulnerable, so you need to avoid them chewing up your entire boat. However, even newer fiberglass boats usually have wood trim and other wooden parts that can be susceptible to termites.

2. Easier & More Effective Than DIY

You might discover that the storebought products you use in an attempt to remove termites don't actually affect you (or the termites) as much as you thought they would. Vikane gas is a more potent termite toxin, but is only available to pest control companies. You could be wasting time with inferior treatments while the termites continue to munch away on your boat.

Another problem with self-help termite treatments is when the person does not know how to perform them correctly. For example, if a person tents their boat for termites themselves, they could leave gaps where gas could escape or not wait long enough for the gas to take effect. Either way, the termites will remain unphased and threaten to cause more damage to your boat. On the other hand, when you rely on trained experts, you'll get complete and long-lasting results.

3. The Safer Option

Even if you could get the right toxic gas to tent a boat for termites, you must also consider the safety factor. The professionals at A-1 Bonded Termite take every precaution to ensure your safety and protect the environment so everyone and everything stays safe, except for the termites!

Protect Your Boat From Termites With The Help Of A-1 Bonded Termite

Boats are extremely vulnerable to termite infestations. Depending on the composition, termites can do everything from destroying a few components to rendering the whole thing unseaworthy. In the worst-case scenario, termites can cause enough damage to sink your vessel. That’s why you need to contact us here at A-1 Bonded Termite for reliable termite control services as soon as you find the first signs of one. If you see signs like discarded wings, unexpected sawdust, or inexplicable wood damage, don’t wait; call us or visit our contact page immediately to learn more about our home exterminator services and commercial pest management programs that offer coverage for termites!

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