Termites are fascinating little creatures, but not when they are in your home.
Mike called us when he started doing the remodel on a home. Mike is an investor who buys, remodels, and sells homes. He and his crew found termites, lots of them when removing drywall in a house. The termites were eating the paper lining of the drywall. I should say, they were feasting on the drywall paper. Termites eat wood, and they eat drywall paper because it is made from wood.
The termites were everywhere in the whole house. (Mike probably didn't have the house inspected before making the purchase.)
After looking over the property and discussing the findings, Mike bought our perimeter plus treatment. This treatment includes drilling and treating the areas of all interior pressure lines, which are plumbing lines. In the kitchen, a pilot hole is drilled through the inside of the cabinet. Then a concrete bit is used to drill at an angle to get to the plumbing access point to treat the soil because that is where the termites are. We drill through and treat the soil under all exterior or dirt-filled porches, slab joints, and exterior concrete. For slab-foundation homes like this one, the soil around the house's perimeter is trenched and treated. (If a home has a crawl space, we crawl underneath to trench and treat around each pier. Pier and beams are easier because you can directly see the termite mud columns coming up.)
With the perimeter plus treatment, Mike receives a one-year warranty on that initial treatment.
We also offer a Golden Rule termite protection plan where we perform annual termite inspections. If termites come back to the property, the yearly protection plan payment covers the total cost of the spot treatment for new termites.
Contact us for a termite inspection of your home or our other pest and weed control services.