Termites cause over 5 billion dollars of damages to homes throughout the United States each year. (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill and many areas in the South are in an increased zone/risk for termite activity). Unknown by many property owners, homeowner’s insurance does not cover termite damages or the cost of termite treatment. It is very important that homeowners understand the threat of termites and take the necessary steps to protect their homes. Innovative Pest Solutions, Inc. offers a $1 million termite damage protection plan when we perform a full termite treatment on your home. Our protection plans are backed by a third party insurance company to ensure that your home is protected. By treating and inspecting your home, Innovative Pest Solutions, Inc. is protecting your biggest investment against the destructive power of termites.
The type of termites that we deal with in the Raleigh/Durham area are subterranean. This means that the termite spends most of its time under ground or in very wet conditions. Termites must have moisture to prevent them from drying out and dying. By traveling back and forth between the soil and wooden members of your home, they tunnel and eat wood 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Taking advantage of their natural behavior, we treat the soil under and adjacent to you home/structure with the best termite defense product on the market Termidor™. The termites then try to access moisture in the soil by crawling through the applied termite control product, killing the termite.
The video above shows how a termite treatment is performed to protect your home from the destruction of termites.
Termidor is an advanced undetectable liquid technology. That means termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid it. Instead, they contact, ingest and share Termidor, completely unaware that doing so inevitably will kill them.
When termites eat Termidor-treated material, they will die. But Termidor doesn’t stop there. It eliminates termites by contact as well. And since termites can’t detect its presence, termites can directly ingest and contact Termidor as they go about their normal routines.
Whenever a termite ingests or touches Termidor, it can become a “carrier,” transferring Termidor to other termites it contacts. These termites, in turn, can become secondary carriers, behaving normally while they transfer Termidor to other termites they contact—and so on within the colony. Because Termidor is slow-acting, it gives individual termites ample time to transfer it to others in the population. This unique, spiraling process is called the “Transfer Effect,” and its devastating results maximize the protection of your structure.
Several areas of your home are more prone to termite attack. Dirt filled porches, expansion joints for basements, garages, and slabs, siding to soil and low siding areas, and areas of the crawlspace. By applying material in the right places your home can be free of termites and protected from future termite attacks.
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