A termite infestation can, over an extended period of time, gradually destroy the structural integrity of any property from within the crevices where they hide. Insurance companies don't cover termite damage, and you will be forced to pay out of your pocket to cover for the damage.
Better than calling in an exterminator after the termites have already infested your property, it would be best to prevent the likelihood of such an infestation by investing in a pre-construction termite treatment.
What Pre-Construction Treatment Involves
The first step of a pre-construction termite treatment involves applying the anti-termite solution to every inch of the foundation, meaning all the sides and the bottom. Termites usually enter a building through the foundation, and the treatment solution will kill any termites that may be lurking around.
It is not enough to just treat the foundation. That is why the exterminator will also treat the soil surrounding the foundation itself and the soil that is around the gutters and pipes running around the area where the foundation stands (otherwise known as the piping bed). This step essentially ensures that the wood-eating termites are eliminated from the area surrounding the foundation.
Other areas of interest include the points of intersection between floors and walls as well as areas where doors, cabinets and other wooden fixtures and furniture will be placed. A generous amount of the anti-termite chemicals will be used to treat these areas
Why Pre-Construction Termite Treatment? The Advantages:
1. Very Effective
Treating a construction site before putting up any property has proven to be a very effective way of preventing a termite infestation in the future. The treatment eliminates any termites that may be in the surrounding, keeps away any termites and provides a protective barrier against any termite that may attempt to invade your structure.
Unlike when your property is up and in use, there is more and better coverage with pre-construction termite treatment, thanks to the fact that there are little to no obstacles to work around.
2. More Cost-Effective
The cost of a termite treatment before construction is comparatively lower than how much you can expect to spend to manage and control a termite infestation later on, especially when you consider repairs or replacement services after the termites have already gotten ahold of your property.
3. Property Value
Pre-construction treatment is an excellent selling point that will help to fetch you a reasonable price if and when you put your property on the market.
Whether you are building a new property, renovating an old one or adding an extension, get ahead of the termite problem by engaging a professional pest control company for pre-construction termite treatment service.