Subterranean Termites are found throughout the southeast United States causing over $1 Billion per year in property damage and is not usually covered by any insurance plans. Subterranean means underground – this is where they are found as they build colonies with as many as a million termites in each colony. They build elaborate channels and tunnels to gain access to your home. Termites all share a virtually insatiable appetite for wood and other cellulose-containing materials. They can cause extensive damage to your home and can go unnoticed until you see them swarm, and then they are mistaken for flying ants. They have two body sections (head and thorax) and their wings are almost twice the length as their body.
Termite Inspection – Our technicians will inspect your home looking for evidence including mud tunnels, actual termites, and wood damage. We look for conducive conditions such as; high-moisture conditions, leaking pipes, and poor drainage areas. We conduct a moisture reading as part of the inspection. Additionally, we inspect for any “wood to ground” contact (such as split rail fences), stacked fire wood, and untreated bark or mulch, or woods that are in proximity to a structure.
Termite Treatment Plan – We offer a comprehensive soil treatment plan to ensure your home is fully protected from destructive termites. We use only the best termiticide available for Termite elimination and prevention, and our experienced Termite Specialist will ensure the application protocol provides complete coverage of your home. With our plan you will have a full-year renewable warranty.
Protection – After your one-year warranty, you will be eligible to maintain an Agreement to keep your home protected. Should there be a need for additional treatment, you don’t pay. We recommend this coverage for every homeowner since over time weather, soil erosion, and landscaping changes can affect or wear down the termiticide or new conditions can develop.
Choosing the Right Termite Treatment: With the purchase of any “large ticket” item such as a home, you want it to last and protecting it should be part of the investment. When considering companies, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is this company reputable with a proven record of success? Look for a company that is a member of the Better Business Bureau with an excellent rating for multiple years.
- What chemical does this company apply? The correct termiticide can make a significant difference in the effectiveness and duration of treatment.
- What application/treatment techniques and processes are utilized? Spot treatments and bait stations may provide some protection, however, a full liquid treatment to the entire structural foundation provides more comprehensive coverage.