FIGHT BACK AGAINST TERMITES
Termites cause $5 BILLION in home damages each year which beats earthquakes, tornados and fires combined. Getting your home inspected now could prevent you from the risk of termite invasion.
Termites and other wood destroying insects can demolish your home or business. Make sure you don’t fall victim to their wrath. No matter where your home is located, how old it is, or how it is constructed, it can be attacked by termites. Termites cause an estimated $5 billion worth of damage each year in the U.S. alone. If an inspection reveals termites or signs of termite damage, Integrity Pest Solutions’s LLC , licensed, trained, and experienced technicians will treat your home or business to get rid of the termites and to keep them from returning.
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Why is termite protection important:
- Homeowner’s insurance typically does not provide protection against termite damage
- If you are not trained to seek out termite damage you may be overlooking the damage
- No home or business is safe from a termite infestation
It is often difficult to tell if you have a termite problem. Our experienced and certified technicians perform a thorough inspection for any signs of termites or termite damage. The termite check will cover all areas of your home where potential termite problems might occur, so you can have complete peace of mind. If we find a termite o
r wood destroying insect problem, we will give you expert advice about the treatment options that are available.
Facts & Identification Information: Subterranean termites
Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your home or yard without any immediate signs. All termites consume cellulose-based plant materials. Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide cellulose food for termite infestation. Termites are detritivores, or detritus feeders. They feed on dead plants and trees as well as dead parts of living trees, including wood and wood in the soil. A termite’s mouth is capable of tearing pieces of woody material. This ability is what causes concern in human dwellings: while termite workers only measure approximately 1 cm to a few millimeters in length, their feeding habits are capable of causing costly damage to property. House foundations, furniture, shelves and even books are all possible feeding sites for termites. Subterranean termite homes (colonies) are usually formed in soil. Within these mounds, termites build elaborate tunnel systems and mud tunnels through which they access above-ground food sources.
When a colony has matured, winged, SWARMING TERMITES can be seen around windows and doors. Winged termites are highly attracted to sources of light and are most active in springtime. After mating, these termites locate a new breeding site and create another colony, spreading infestations throughout multiple locations in the case of drywood termites.
What Can You Do to Help Protect Your Home?
Since termites are a constant threat to your home, here are some things you can do during the year that will make a big difference in termite prevention and sustaining an effective termite treatment plan. Start by eliminating moisture conditions and termite food around your home. These simple steps make your home a less attractive target, helping deter termites:
Eliminate Moisture Problems
- Repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and A/C units
- Divert water from foundation
- Keep gutters and downspouts clean
- Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch
- Keep all vents clear and open
- Seal entry points around water and utility lines or pipes
Remove Termite Food Sources
- Keep firewood, lumber or paper away from foundation or crawl space
- Get rid of stumps and debris near house
- Place screens on outside vents
- Check decks and wooden fences for damage
- Wood on your home shouldn’t contact the soil
Termite Warning Signs & Identification
Some indications you may have a termite infestation:
- A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or from the soil around your home.
- Any cracked or bubbling paint or frass (termite droppings).
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
- Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams or in crawl spaces.
- Discarded wings from swarmers.
Pre-Construction Termite Soil Treatments
What Exactly is Pre-Construction Termite Treatment?
Pre-construction Termite Treatment is also referred to as a “Pre-Treat.” Most new structures in the United States are treated against termites during the initial construction process. The common treatment consists of termiticides being applied to the soil before the slab is poured. This is done as a means of blocking concealed access of subterranean termites (not dry wood termites) to a structure. The preventative cost of a Pre-Construction Treatment is minimal in comparison to the monetary damages termites can cause a home after it is built! Every full termite Pre-Construction treatment Integrity Pest Solutions LLC performs comes with a renewable damage warranty for the new property owner.
Types of Pre-Construction Treatment
Soil Treatment: IPS will pretreat the soil before the concrete slab is poured. This is the most common method of termite pretreatment for new construction projects.
Borate Treatment: IPS will treat the wood studs of the structure at the dried-in stage of construction. This product is a good alternative to a soil treatment, and also considered a Green termite treatment.
Baiting System: Termite baiting system is installed around the perimeter of the structure once all the landscaping is completed for your new construction project. The system is monitored yearly and is available for new construction projects and existing structures.