Termite Inspections for Boats

While it might seem like a no-brainer to have your home regularly inspected for termites, you might overlook termite inspections for boats. Termite control and prevention services are just as essential for your watercraft as they are for your home or business! Wood-boring insects can infest watercraft and create extensive damage. So if you suspect that your watercraft might have termites, call A-1 Bonded Termite today at 714-502-9230 and schedule an inspection!

We are approved to do boat fumigation and pest control work in the following harbors:

Alamitos Bay
205 Marina Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803

Long Beach Shoreline Marina
450 E Shoreline Dr
Long Beach, CA  90802

Rainbow Harbor/Marina
200B Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

King Harbor Marina
208 Yacht Club Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

California Yacht Marina – Wilmington
202 Berth
Wilmington, CA 90744

Don’t see your preferred marina listed? Contact us 714-502-9230 and let us know.  We will do our best to apply for vendor permissions to your harbor. 

Boat Inspections From The Professionals

Get a FREE Termite Inspection* for boats, yachts, or other watercraft.

Termite inspections and prevention are necessary to maintain the structural integrity of your boat. In addition, termites can cause widespread damage to boats and watercraft when an infestation is left untreated.

The wood in boats serves as an excellent food source for termites. Boats offer wood for food and moist conditions that provide a perfect environment for termites to thrive. Our highly trained inspectors will perform a complete termite inspection of your boat the same way they would inspect a home. The inspector will identify any evidence of termites, wood damage, potential moisture conditions, or other wood-destroying pests and recommend a custom cost-effective solution and/or long-term protection plan.

After A-1 Bonded Termite has taken care of your termite infestation, we recommend that any wood damage to your boat be repaired only by a proper tradesman. We also recommend regular inspections to ensure that your vessel is free of any unwanted pests.

Don’t take an unnecessary risk! Retain the value and structural integrity of your watercraft by scheduling a termite inspection on your vessel today with A-1 Bonded Termite.

How to Spot Termites on a Boat

If you suspect that termites are aboard your boat, dampwood termites or drywood termites could be the culprit. Since wood comprises many different boat components, your marine vessel can become a prime target for a termite colony. Even a fiberglass boat can be susceptible to a termite infestation, depending on the construction. So, how can you spot termites on your boat?

Termites can be somewhat sneaky creatures. Since termites create tunnels within the wood, they’re not often visible on the surface. As a result, a colony of termites can cause damage for years before they are detected. However, termites do offer a few signs that they are around. Keep reading to learn about a few common signals of termites.

Termite Frass

First, you might notice a pile of pellets that looks similar to wood shavings or sawdust. These piles are termite frass or termite fecal matter. Termites don’t like to clutter their tunnels with frass, so they create a “kick-out” hole for their droppings. You might also notice small holes within walls or structures near the frass piles, which indicate where the termites are tunneling.

Discarded Wings

Another visible indicator of termites is their discarded wings. When termites reach their reproductive stage, they begin to swarm, mate, and create new colonies. Once they find the right place to build their new nest, they discard their wings. Discarded termite wings resemble fish scales, and you can usually spot them near common entry points such as doorways or window sills. If you’re wondering how termites can gain access to your boat, they might have flown from a nearby ship or dock during this reproductive stage.

Visible Damage

After a colony has progressed, you might begin to notice more visible signs of termite damage. For example, damaged wood that starts to crumble, buckling floorboards, stuck doors, warped or blistering wood, and peeling paint are all signs that point to a termite infestation. However, you might also mistake these signals with weathering or aging over time. So don’t ignore the signs of termites! Instead, call A-1 Bonded Termite today at 714-502-9230 for an inspection.


Boat & Yacht Termite Treatment

There are a few different types of termite treatments available for boat and yacht infestations. If our technicians find evidence of termites during an inspection, we will recommend the best treatment for your specific needs. The treatment recommended will depend on the type, location, and severity of the termite infestation.

Local Termite Treatment

Local treatment refers to the application of termite control products to specific areas to eradicate termites. For example, we can utilize local treatments for drywood termites when the colony is within particular areas of the boat or yacht.

Barrier Termite Treatment

Barrier treatments are applied to exposed wood timbers and provide a protective barrier on the wood’s surface. This treatment will kill termites as they try to penetrate wood surfaces.

Boat and Yacht Termite Fumigation

If a termite infestation has become more extensive, our professionals might recommend fumigation. 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. In addition, our boat and yacht fumigation page offers more information about the process, and our experts are happy to assist with any questions!

Don’t Wait! Schedule an Inspection Today!

If you think that your boat, yacht, or watercraft has termites, don’t wait and schedule an inspection with A-1 Bonded Termite today! Termites work around the clock destroying wood, so quick action is the best way to prevent additional, potentially costly, damage.

A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. is a leader in quality pest and termite control. Our team provides the most effective termite and pest solutions while also providing the highest level of customer service. Our highly trained professionals will inspect your watercraft and recommend the most effective and cost-efficient solution. Call us today at 714-502-9230 to schedule an inspection!

Our office staff, inspectors, service technicians, and carpenters will exceed your expectations.



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