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Northwest Termite Inc.

Bill Mashek Phone: (707) 528-7776


112 Commercial Ct, #4 Website: www.northwesttermite.com

Santa Rosa CA 95407 Email: [email protected]

Service Categories: structural commercial school

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Northwest Termite is an integrated pest management company in that we use the least toxic materials suited for the job we are doing. We perform structural pest inspections for real estate transactions, consult on structural modifications (exclusion, moisture control, correction of conducive conditions that may attract pests) for prevention of infestation of both wood destroying organisms and general pests. We use Structural Pest Control Board approved devices such as the electro-gun, for control of drywood termites when appropriate. If treatment is necessary, we use water based materials rather than petroleum based materials.

What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

IPM is a prescriptive approach to pest control versus a one size fits all approach, combining quality inspections with appropriate use of baiting, monitoring, focused chemical application (not just broadcast spraying), sanitation and exclusion. IPM is primarily "low-impact pest management" with permanent or long-term reduction in the target pest population.


Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Branch II pest control customers are treated with monthly, bimonthly, or annual services. Every situation is different. We use a prescribed program rather than "one size fits all."

How are pest problems identified?

Pest problems are identified by customer complaints. We usually do an inspection to determine the "target" pest, find entrance and exit areas, why are they infesting the house, what structural or other modification could inhibit their entry. We will attempt to disrupt their cycle, block access, treat the infestation and monitor.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

We work with the customer in their needs. We consult on prevention.


Do you use biological controls?

We use nematodes for flea control on exterior spray.


Do you use borates?

We like borates, and use them for ant and roach control, wood injection for drywood termites, wood treatment as a fungicide and as preventive treatment for other pests.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Termidor (fipronil), Premise (imidacloprid), and on occasion Talstar (bifenthrin).

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

Borates, Termidor (fipronil), Premise (imidacloprid), and on occasion Talstar (bifenthrin).

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

Does your company perform habitat modification?

We consult with preventive methods but do not do structural repairs or modifications.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Mechanical traps for rodents, both live and snap.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?



What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites Termidor (fipronil)

cockroaches borates, bait

fleas vacuum, treat animals

carpenter ants structural monitoring, borate baits

fire ants baits

ants (indoor) baits

crabgrass N/A

dandelions N/A

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Through our customers and through monitoring.


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