24/7 Termite Damage Protection
- Initial Inspection and Installation
- Annual home inspection by a certified specialist
- Annual Sentricon AlwaysActive bait system maintenance
- $500,000 damage repair warranty
Many homeowners don’t realize that termite damage to their property is not covered by their homeowners insurance policy, which costs homeowners an estimated $1.5 billion in damages each year. In the southeast, one acre of land can contain up to 14 termite colonies! A proper Termite Protection plan is vital to protecting your home from an unwanted, and likely unseen, termite infestation.
At Killingsworth, we take Termite Protection very seriously. With an estimated 5 million homes effected by termites every year in the US, it’s our job to make sure you’re not one of them.
Our process for preventing termites is one that is based on science. The Sentricon® Always Active™ system not only kills termites that come into contact with it but also destroys the entire colony!
First, we’ll thoroughly inspect your residence and property for signs of termite activity, conduct a termite damage assessment and identify conditions conducive to termite infestations.
Experienced termite control professionals will strategically place termite bait stations in the soil around the home. Recruit HD, the active ingredient in each bait station, has been scientifically proven to eliminate an entire termite colony—comprising of thousands of wood damaging insects—with as little as one tube of bait. Once the system is installed, the bait is immediately available to foraging termites. Termites will then share the bait until the total colony is eliminated, including the queen, with no harmful chemicals left behind.
We will continue to monitor the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ to protect your home against future termite infestations and replenish bait as needed to ensure no lapse in protection.
During our inspections, we identify any issues that may affect the success of your termite protection plan. This includes an inspection of the exterior perimeter, garage, and interior on slab homes, or the crawl space on homes with a crawl space. Identification of poor moisture control and untreated wood to ground contact are all important factors to consider.
Termite infestations can appear as… Small, pinhole sized openings in the structure with the presence of dirt. Winged swarming insects flying in or around the home. Both wings of the insects are equal in size. Termites construct mud tubes to control moisture and protection against temperature fluctuation and predators. They are approximately the width of a straw and can be found on the interior or exterior of a structure. Termites generally eat from the inside out, so tapping on areas of concern can produce a hollow sound when damage is present. Still not sure if you have termites? Contact us today at 704-833-8684.
The main differences when comparing termite swarmers and ant swarmers are their wings and bodies. Though both pests have 4 wings, the termite swarmer’s wings are all equal in length while the ant’s wings are shorter and darker in color. Additionally, the bodies of termite swarmers are much thicker than ant swarmers and do not have a pinched waist.
Termite damage can often be confused with wood rot. Termite damage will typically appear wavy with smooth hollowed out channels, while wood rot will feel soft and appear darker in color. In most cases, termite damage also has the presence of dirt. For more information on how to identify termite damage in your home, take a look at our blog, 7 Signs of Termites In Your Home.
Common termite conducive conditions include… Standing water under (crawl space) or at perimeter of home Elevated soil height at perimeter of home, limiting visibility from the foundation to siding Moisture damage, Untreated wood to ground contact, To prevent conducive conditions, be sure to remove wood or any debris from the foundation of the home and keep mulch below the siding.
Termites work fast and can cost thousands of dollars worth of damage in a home. Although the presence of termites doesn’t signify major damage, it’s important to have your home inspected and treated at the first sign of these pests. If you suspect a termite infestation or damage in your home, schedule a no-obligation inspection with us today!
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