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Termites

Termite Control Service & Pricing

(Commercial & Residential Treatments Available)

Termite Control Procedure:

  • The best methods to handle termite issues are a combination of preventative methods and regular inspections.
  • There is a wide range of possible termite treatments and preventative methods, so we advise that you get a proper termite inspection to receive an accurate estimate for treatment cost.

Termite Inspection Process:

  • To prepare for the termite inspection, please remove items from the baseboards so that we may visually inspect for any signs of termites.
  • We provide a visual inspection inside and outside your home. We will inspect in and around your living space and also the crawl space and/or basement. The inspection costs between $125-$250.
  • We will provide an estimate for termite treatment at the time of inspection.

Termite Treatment Process:

  • There is a wide range of possible termite treatments and preventative methods.
  • If we determine treatment is needed, we will dig a trench around the outside of the structure’s foundation, around the inside of the foundation, and around foundational pillars in order to effectively saturate surrounding soil with termiticide. The treatment time process varies per structure and normally lasts approximately 1 day.
  • We may need to drill holes through existing concrete of a patio, garage floor, or porch in order to reach the ground beneath & inject termiticide. These drilled holes will then be patched to blend in with the surrounding surface.
  • We may use termite bait stations to attract termites, monitor termite activity, and then kill the termites (if an inspection shows activity). Bait stations are inserted into the ground 2-3 feet from the foundation and at intervals of 7-20 feet around the perimeter of a structure.
  • We use Premise and Termidor to treat termite infestations. Premise and Termidor can possibly be harmful if they come into contact with skin, are ingested, or are inhaled.

Termite Prevention:

The best way to prevent termite issues is to have annual inspections and ongoing preventative measures that are recommended for your property at the time of inspection. Create a plan with an MDE Pest Services professional to prevent and manage future termite issues.

Termite Identification & Issues

Termite Identification:

  • Termites are small insects about the size of ants.
  • Eastern Subterranean Termites are the most common termites in Upstate South Carolina.
  • They thrive in dark and moist areas.
  • They attack wood and other cellulose materials: flooring, baseboards, drywall, door frames, windows, garage door casings, furniture, paper, and even some types of plastic (almost everything around us contains cellulose).
  • Subterranean termites have nests underground.
  • They enter through the tiniest of cracks.
  • Termites create mud tubes in which to travel, may be visible on the outside of a structure starting from the ground and leading upward.
  • They also can leave tiny pinholes on the surface of a cellulose material and when peeled back, may reveal greater damage and disintegration.

Termite Damage to Health or Property:

  • Termites cause billions of dollars in property damage every year.
  • Homeowners insurance usually does not cover termite damage.
  • Damage often remains hidden beneath the surface of a structure; a trained professional eye is needed to spot problems.
  • They are most destructive to structural wood.
  • Their biological traces of saliva and excrement may cause asthmatic or allergic reactions.
  • Structural damage and deterioration will eventually put your physical health at risk.
  • Have your property inspected for termites on an annual basis by a professional if you care about protecting your home and your investment.

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