Typically not, unless you or your mortgage lender has specifically requested a soil pre-treatment for control of subterranean termites during construction.
Not very likely as the inside of a structure typically will not have enough moisture for survival of a termite colony. While a building structure can provide a suitable food source, worker termites will travel back and forth from a building structure to a colony in the ground.
Winged termites or swarmers use will fly short distances from their nest to build a new colony and then lose their wings.
Studies have shown that worker termites only live for 1 – 2 years while a queen termite can live up to 50 years.
The two most common options are either liquid treatments or bait stations.
Yes, a termite infestation can go unnoticed until a serious problem exist. 80% of the wood they eat is hidden within walls and can be difficult to detect. Some of our treatment plans can provide up to 20 years of protection as it is better to proactively keep your home safe before their destruction is noticed.
We recommend an annual inspection.
Termites can get through a crack of only 1/32nd of an inch and will typically enter through cracks and penetration points such as plumbing and electrical. Termite can’t go through solid concrete, but can make mud tubes for travel route around solid surface.
Termite damage is typically found within the inner walls of a home or structure and can be difficult to know if a termite problem exist. However, there are three warning signs to look for to help determine if indeed there is a problem. Hollow Wood – Check for termites by using a solid object like …