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Termite Treatments in Riverside Ca.

Reliable termite treatment options for Riverside city and the surrounding areas


These treatments can be done without moving out. We typically need to drill small holes to access wall voids and apply Bora-Care as a foam. This natural product lasts for many years. 

Bora-Care is a borate-based termiticide and insecticide that provides long-lasting protection against wood-destroying organisms. Bora-Care is also eco-friendly and has a low toxicity level, making it safe for use around people, pets, and the environment.


Boracare foam wall treatment is a long-lasting solution, providing ongoing protection against future infestations. Unlike some other treatments, the Boracare foam doesn't break down quickly, and it remains effective for many years after the initial application. This can provide homeowners with peace of mind, knowing that their property is protected against future termite infestations.

Bora-Care is a top-of-the-line option that provides effective, long-lasting protection while also being eco-friendly and safe for use around people and pets. By choosing Bora-Care, you can rest assured that your property will be protected from the damages caused by wood-destroying organisms.


Orange oil has been touted as a natural and eco-friendly solution for drywood termite control. However, despite its popularity, there is growing evidence that suggests orange oil is not a complete effective solution for drywood termite infestations.

One of the main reasons why orange oil is not effective for drywood termite control is that it only targets the termites that are directly exposed to the oil. It cannot penetrate deep into the wood or reach the termites that are hidden within the structure, which makes it an ineffective solution for widespread infestations.

Furthermore, orange oil has a relatively short residual effect, meaning that it only remains effective for a limited amount of time. This can be problematic for homeowners as it may require multiple applications to fully eliminate a drywood termite infestation, which can be both time-consuming and expensive.

Overall, while orange oil may be a tempting option for drywood termite control. Its not a one size fits all solution.

When any company does a treatment weather it be orange oil or any other treatment a majority of the home is left untreated. These treatments require drilling into walls to access the interior wall framing. So as you can imagine its not practical or would not be cost saving to drill holes around all the walls then patch and paint.

So what is common is to treat the walls where active infestation are, leaving most of the house untreated. In some cases it is fine. in other case fumigation may be the answer. Our team will evaluate every situation and give custom treatment options. We do not just tell you what you want to hear but give you the honest and true evaluation.


Local treatment for drywood termite infestations offers several benefits. One of the main advantages is that it is a targeted solution, which means that only the specific area of infestation is treated. This makes it a more efficient and cost-effective solution for smaller or localized infestations, as it doesn't require treating the entire structure. Additionally, local treatments can be less invasive, as they may only require small holes to be drilled to allow access to the infested areas. This can result in less damage to the structure, less disruption to the occupants, and a quicker treatment time. Finally, local treatments can be customized to fit the unique needs of each infestation, as different treatments may be more effective depending on the location and severity of the infestation. Overall, local treatment is an effective and flexible option for controlling drywood termite infestations.


Drywood termites are a sneaky bunch that make their home deep inside wood, making them hard to spot. They typically live in small colonies of less than 1,000 individuals that can be scattered throughout a structure. They can take years to mature, and are usually only seen during swarming season in the summer and fall, when flying adults (called swarmers) are visible.  

Detecting drywood termites can be tricky, and it's best to call in a professional inspector. Homeowners may first notice swarming or droppings and pellets, which are diagnostic for drywood termites. Inspectors will look for feeding damage, shed wings, fecal pellets, and kickout holes, which are small holes through which termites push their fecal pellets. Fecal pellets are hexagonal and have six sides, and can be cleaned up to monitor for new pellet appearances.

Termites are among the most destructive pests that can wreak havoc on your property and cause significant damage to your home. We are particularly susceptible here in Riverside to termite infestations due to its warm climate and high moisture levels. Therefore, it's essential to understand the available termite treatment options to protect your property and prevent further damage. Lets explore the most effective termite treatment options in Riverside CA, their pros and cons, and factors to consider before choosing the right option.

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As a pest control expert, I understand the concerns homeowners have when dealing with termite infestations. Harsh chemicals can be harmful to the environment and people's health. Luckily, there are natural solutions available, such as Bora-Care, that can be effective against termites.

Bora-Care is a non-toxic solution that can penetrate deep into the wood, protecting it from future infestations. Its active ingredient is a borate mineral salt that is derived from natural sources like boron and oxygen.


Here are some of the benefits of using Bora-Care:

  • It's safe for people, pets, and the environment.

  • It creates a barrier that termites cannot penetrate, preventing future infestations.

  • It's easy to apply and doesn't require the removal or replacement of damaged wood.

  • It can be used in conjunction with other treatments for severe infestations.

Other popular methods that have proven effects is, Termidor TC is a liquid termiticide that can be applied directly to the infested galleries and provides long lasting effects. In most case we use a combination of both and various methods of applications depending on the infestations.   


Bora-Care can also be used as a foam treatment.

Bora-Care foam can be applied directly to the infested wood, where it will penetrate deep into the material, protecting it from future infestations. It can also be used in hard-to-reach areas like wall voids and attics.


Here are some of the benefits of using Bora-Care foam:

  • It's a non-toxic solution that doesn't leave any residue or harmful fumes.

  • It can penetrate deep into the wood, ensuring all affected areas are covered.

  • It's safe for people, pets, and the environment.

It's essential to keep in mind that Bora-Care may not be the best solution for severe infestations, and tent fumigation may be the logical option.

Both Bora-Care and Termidor TC are effective solutions for termite infestations. Bora-Care is a natural and non-toxic option, while Termidor TC is a traditional chemical treatment. Tombstone Termite Control will evaluate and determine which treatment option is best for your specific situation.

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  • Non-toxic: Bora-Care is a non-toxic solution that is safe for the environment, humans, and pets. Unlike traditional chemical treatments, it does not contain harmful chemicals that can pose a risk to health.

  • Effective: The active ingredient in Bora-Care is a borate mineral salt that is derived from natural sources. When applied to the wood, the borate mineral salt seeps deep into the pores and cells of the wood, making it an effective deterrent against termites and other wood-boring insects.

  • Prevents future infestations: Bora-Care creates a barrier that termites cannot penetrate, protecting the wood from future infestations.


  • Not a one-size-fits-all solution: Bora-Care is best used as a preventative measure or in conjunction with other treatments for existing infestations. If you have a severe infestation, it may not solve the problem.

  • May not be suitable for all types of infestations: While Bora-Care is effective against drywood termites, it may not be the best solution for other types of termite infestations or pests.

  • Requires drilling holes in walls: We comanlly use this as an alternative to tent fumigation and require drilling holes in walls to apply Bora-Care should be reapplied to the wood every few years to maintain its effectiveness. If the treated wood gets wet, it may need to be loose its effect.

  • Requires special equipment: This treatment requires special equipment designed for this specific use. Not a DIY treatment

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Sometimes termites may be in extensive, inaccessible areas, or multiple infestations and require tent fumigation. Tent fumigation using Vikane is a popular method of controlling drywood termites in Riverside, Corona and Jurupa Valley. With a little bit of prep your entire home can be pest free over a weekend. This treatment gets a bad wrap but it is tried and tested and works. This will eradicate all the drywood termites and is 100% effective throughout the entire home.  Lets give some benefits and drawbacks of tent fumigation with Vikane. 

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  1. High Effectiveness: Vikane is a highly effective gas fumigant that can penetrate all areas of a home or building, including walls, attics, and crawl spaces. This makes it an ideal treatment method for drywood termites, which can be difficult to reach and eliminate using other methods.

  2. Quick and Efficient: Tent fumigation with Vikane is a quick and efficient treatment method. The fumigation process usually takes 2-3 days, and once completed, the home or building can be reoccupied immediately. This makes it a convenient treatment method for homeowners who want to get rid of drywood termites as quickly as possible.

  3. Comprehensive Coverage: Unlike other termite treatments that target specific areas of a home, tent fumigation with Vikane provides comprehensive coverage. This means that all drywood termites and their colonies will be eliminated, ensuring that the infestation is completely eradicated.

  4. Long-Lasting Results: Tent fumigation with Vikane provides long-lasting results. Once the fumigation process is complete, the home or building will be protected from drywood termites for several years. This means that homeowners can enjoy peace of mind that the entire home has a guarantee

  5. No Residue: Vikane is a gas fumigant that leaves no residue. This means that there is no need for cleanup after the fumigation process is complete. Homeowners can simply reoccupy their home or building once the fumigation process is finished.

Cons of Tent Fumigation with Vikane:

  1. Cost: Tent fumigation with Vikane is one of the most expensive termite treatment methods. The cost can vary depending on the size of the home or building, but it typically ranges from $1900 to $2,700. This can be a significant investment but you do get a lot for your money 100% is treated

  2. Inconvenience: Tent fumigation with Vikane can be inconvenient for homeowners. During the fumigation process, they will need to vacate their home or building for 2-3 days, and they will need to make arrangements for their pets, plants, and food. This can be a hassle for some homeowners.

  3. Health Concerns: Vikane is a toxic gas that can be harmful. Our team use extreme care and have years of experience of doing just this. 

  4. Roof and plants: This treatment requires our team to cover the house with tarps that means walking on the roof. Most of the time no issues but certain unique roofs may be damaged.

  5. Break ins: Although a rear occuirance. Your home is vacated with a tarp and can be a target for thiefs. We recommend removing small valubale and even staying on site if possible. Again this is very rare. 

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Tombstone inspected our home before purchase 10 years ago.  It's still our preferred company to check for termites and deal with treatments. Mike is friendly, reliable and honest.  He clearly knows his profession and always takes the time to explain what he's seeing/doing

Near Lupine Cir. Corona Ca.

Nicole C

The Best termite guys. Our Realtor had them out and they did a great job. They did a local treatment in our bedroom. I was happy we didn't have to tent the home. Would recommend to my family. 

Ali C

Near Mandarine Dr. Corona Ca.

We had our home fumigated by Tombstone Termite last week. Mike went through the process and it went down just as described. Had absoultly zero issues and we are now termite free. Glad its done and we have piece of mind there all dead.

Sandy B.

Near Vista de Victoria Riverside Ca.

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