Termite FAQ2020-10-28T19:24:19+00:00

TERMITE FAQ

If I have seasonal pest control, such as for ants, spiders, mice, etc. does this mean I don’t need to worry about termites?2020-10-28T19:21:49+00:00

No. While a termite would die if passing through products placed for other pests, the truth is they find their way in through other means.

Are termiticides safe for me and the environment?2020-10-28T19:23:34+00:00

When applied by a licensed professional, yes. These applications were designed to bind with the soil for extended benefits, and they have been formulated to break down and protect the environment.

Will I have to leave my house for treatments?2020-10-28T19:23:20+00:00

Only if fumigants are needed with drywood termites. In this case, you would need to leave for a few days. Note that most termite infestations are not from drywood termites.

Why do you have to drill holes in the concrete and dig a trench around the house?2020-10-28T19:23:07+00:00

The holes are used to pump liquid products underneath your home. While bait can be effective, liquids help to settle in areas where termites can enter, including underground, yielding a higher rate of access prevention.

Are there home remedies I can do myself?2020-10-28T19:22:53+00:00

If you are still in the pre-construction phase, there are methods. Placing stainless steel screening and uniform-sized particles can be used as barriers. Talk to your building contractor about how to install these.

How much do treatments cost?2020-10-28T19:22:37+00:00

This varies drastically depending on the size, type of structure, type of treatment required, and warranties offered. Most costs will range from $600-$2,000 and up.

What types of home repairs are needed after a termite infestation?2020-10-28T19:23:49+00:00

Any structural repairs to damaged framing members will need immediate repairs. Cosmetic repairs aren’t required, but may be wanted by the homeowner.

Should I Do Anything If I Don’t Have Termites?

Be sure to determine if you have any termite warranties from previous treatments. Then remove any conducive conditions such as:

  • All wood-to-soil contacts, including wood piles, wood sidings, support beams, and other wooden structures.
  • Mulch and plant products from the foundation or exterior walls.
  • Ensure your foundation is visible and exposed.
  • Resolve moisture from around the home or crawlspace.
  • Repair damaged wooden structures.
  • Inspect any problematic areas regularly looking for mud tubes, swarms, or damaged wood. Free inspections are easily available and will get you a professional opinion more experienced with these pests.

What If I Find Termites?

The first step is to stay calm. While it is worrying to find, they aren’t an immediate threat. Termites do not bite humans, and do not transfer disease as other pests would. What you should do is get an immediate quote and hire a termite control professional.

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