Termites are unwanted in any home. They can be destroyed using pest control methods and treatment. However, you may think that the problem ends there. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Pest control does not work the same way as electrical or plumbing services. A Termite infestation is not something you want in your home at all. This is an ongoing necessity — battle lines are drawn.
How A Termite Infestation Affects Property Value
Termites feed on wood, yet they also wreak havoc to papers, HVAC and filtration systems, and insulation. Numerous homes are affected in the US, which results in damage that can amount to billions of dollars. That is how extensive a termite infestation can be.
A Termite infestation cab affect the value of your property. If you are planning to sell your property, it is necessary to have it inspected for termite infestations, and disclose any infestation problems. Being unable to disclose this important information to any prospect owner may result in a lawsuit and even in punitive damages. If you are a homeowner who recently purchased a property, then an annual Termite inspection and renewal is necessary to make sure that the treatment of termites is continuous.
Nevertheless, sometimes treatments sometimes fail, especially when termites bore through gaps that were left untreated. Establishing a barrier that could not be penetrated by termites sounds ideal, yet this is easier said than done. It may only take termites months or even weeks to start infesting your property again. Baits and traps for termites work well, but they can be merely quick fixes. One long term solution is crawl space encapsulation of your crawlspace.
Termite Inspection and Treatment
Chemical treatments work well, and they are guaranteed to keep off termites so long as the infestation is not deep into the structures of your home. However, it is still important to have inspections and even re-treatment when necessary. Inspection and renewal will take less time and these will be accomplished easily unlike the first time when a pest treatment was done.
Treatment methods are vast and covered by different warranties. Trust a pest control expert that can inspect your home thoroughly and advise you the precautionary measures that may be necessary to combat termite infestation. In the long run, it’s all about the higher returns that you can gain from a continuous protection for your home.
A termite renewal contract is offered at the onset of an initial treatment given. This is to remind homeowners that periodic inspections are essential. No matter how often the treatment is applied, re-infestation can always happen. Termite control is an upfront investment. However, this is an investment that will save you in the long term.
The renewal of a termite treatment typically involves a visual inspection. Mud tubes and damaged wood are inspected if found. The pest control technician will also look for signs of an active infestation. It is the technician’s responsibility to give suggestions in reducing the likelihood of attracting termites in the future. If a termite infestation returns, treatment needs to be done again and re-inspected. The charges will not be too high as compared to the first treatment. You can talk to us if you’d like to opt for a termite bond where repair costs can be covered if you still find live termites in an area that has been recently treated.
Termite Inspection and Renewal Costs and Methods
A continuous termite treatment helps to prevent termite infestations in your home. This ensures that your home is adequately protected from any infestations that may occur in the future. Most homeowners – especially those who have just acquired the property may be surprised to find out about the yearly fees typically charged. Ongoing termite treatments may have yearly fees piled on top of the pest control fees charged every month. However, the necessity of Termite certificates exist as a state regulation and requirement.
Skipping a year or two to cut down maintenance costs is tempting. You may think that your home looks fine but infestation has started deep in the foundations and crawl space. Inspection and renewal costs are far cheaper than spending thousands of dollars to repair a termite damage to your property. The key is choosing a trusted pest control company to employ skilled technicians in inspecting your home. Apex Pest Control is committed to ensuring that your home is protected from termites and other pests.