Pre Construction Termite Treatment Houston, TX
Termites can be a nuisance! If you are like most homeowners, your home is your most valued investment. You want make sure your home is protected from all wood destroying insects, including Termites!
There are many ways to protect your home from Termites. From Liquid Barrier Protective Zones using Termidor to using Sentricon’s Baiting system, there are many schools of thought when it comes to preventing Termites from entering your home. However, the best method in protecting your home from Termites is conducting a “Pre Construction” Termite Treatment. There are two major schools of thought when it comes to “Pre Construction” Termite Treatments. Allow us to better explain below:
Pre-Slab Soil Termite Treatment
The most effective way in preventing Termites from entering your home is to conduct a Pre-Slab Soil Treatment. A Pre-Slab Soil Treatment is a treatment of the existing soil before the slab of a home is effectively laid. This is the most effective method in Termite prevention because 2/3rds of the species of Termites we deal with in the Houston area (Eastern Subterranean & Formosan) originate in the soil. Hence, if the soil is treated, Termites have no way of entering your home because the base of the home (the foundation) has been treated to prevent Termite activity.
Homeowners who opt out of Pre-Slab Termite Treatments at the time of construction put their homes at significantly higher risk of Termite activity than those who did perform the treatment. Our Houston soil is made up primarily of clay. As that clay moves and settles over time, your home’s foundation begins to swell and create “Hairline” cracks in the foundation. These hairline foundation cracks are very small in nature, but allow for a Termite to travel in and around your home with no hope of protection!
With one simple call, you can protect your home and offer your home 5 years of GUARANTEED Protection from Subterranean and Formosan Termites! While spraying, we use a “Blue Dye” indicator to ensure every square inch of your foundation has MAXIMUM Termite protection!
Pre Construction Framing Termite Treatment
Though Pre-Slab Treatments are preferred there is one other major school of thought in Pre Construction Termite Protection. That method is “Pre Construction Framing Termite Treatment”
Many times, Pre-Slab Termite Treatments are impossible to perform. Whether it be because a late realization of a lack of Termite Prevention Treatment Strategy or a general contractor’s mistake, WE GOT YOU COVERED! A Pre Construction Framing Termite Treatment consists of treating the entire framed home. Essentially, removing your home from the Termite menu. Termites (Formosan, Subterranean, and Drywood) enjoy eating wood. Thus, if the wood is treated, the home remains unavailable for Termite consumption. That is to say, even though Termites can penetrate through the soil surface through hairline cracks in the foundation, once they pierce through the foundation and locate a food source, they will be unable to consume the wood as the wood is treated. This method is effective in preventing all three types of Termites the Houston area experiences, Drywood, Subterranean, and Formosan.
Most other Termite Control companies only treat 24 inches above the foundation plate, we take our service to the next level and treat the ENTIRE Framed structure, as to protect THE ENTIRE home from Termites in the future. This service is also backed by our 5 YEAR GUARANTEE!