Your Termite Treatment Options In Hendersonville
January 29, 2020 - Termites
Termites can be a very touchy subject for homeowners moving to our area from more southern states and a small worry for those who have moved from the north. The truth of the matter is, in Hendersonville, we live in a moderate termite zone. Here in Hendersonville, we have two species of termites: the Eastern subterranean termite, and the larger, more aggressive Formosan subterranean termite.
There can be anywhere from 8-10 colonies per acre, with thousands of termites per colony; in upstate South Carolina, the colony count will almost double per acre. Both of these termite species are subterranean, which means they live in the ground. They are constantly foraging looking for new food sources, stumps, fallen trees, homes anything made of wood.
Should I Be Concerned About Termites?
The short answer is yes. As explained earlier, we live in a moderate termite zone, and your home is your number one investment. Unfortunately, to the termite, your home is its number one food source. Termites constantly forage for a new food source; once they find this food source (your home), they release a pheromone to let their friends know your house is a buffet and, before you know it, you will have hundreds of termites feasting on your number one investment.
If you live in an area prone to flooding, you would probably carry some type of flood insurance, correct? It is recommended, therefore, that you have your home annually inspected for termites by a licensed professional. A thorough inspection of the lowest level of your home (crawlspace or basement) should be conducted, looking for termite shelter tubes, damage caused by termites, moisture concerns, and other conditions conducive to termites. These inspections are very detailed and can take upwards of 45 minutes to 1 hour, when performed properly.
Termite Treatment Options
There are two conventional types of termite services available:
Traditional Liquid Treatments
The good: Liquid termiticides have come a long way with the help of the EPA; most are non-repellent and will completely eliminate termites. These treatments are very effective – upwards of 96% – from the beginning of service.
The bad: Human error, such as simple mistakes in the treatment, can cause gaps in the treatment zone that allow termites to enter the structure.
Bait Station Treatments
The good: Baiting treatments are considered to be safer for the environment, and human error is eliminated. Termite baiting has the ability to kill termites over a longer period of time, if you continue your service plan.
The bad: You never actually own the termite bait stations, and most companies will remove them if you cancel your service. This option is also slow to kill termites, as they must feed on the bait in order for it to be effective; unless you get an active hit on the bait, these stations are ineffective.
Why Choose Noble Pest Solutions?
My grandfather once told me he hopes to leave me something one day, but the most important item he will ever leave is his last name; that's why I put my name on my company! I believe in strong values, community relationships, professional experience, and quality service to all customers. Termite control requires proper training and knowledge to protect your home properly. You wouldn’t want someone with little or no training protecting your largest investment, would you?
At Noble Pest Solutions, we provide comprehensive termite control services to protect Hendersonville homeowners from termite infestations. Contact us today to schedule immediate termite control for your home!