Termites cause more damage to homes in the United States than tornadoes, fires and earthquakes combined – over $5 billion dollars annually. And in the Southeast, we are known for having the largest concentration of termites in the United States. Because of this, having renewable termite protection isn’t an option – it’s a necessity.
Subterranean termites live in large underground colonies. A single colony can have between 500,000 to over a million termites. More importantly, there can be several colonies per acre of land.
The subterranean “worker” termites enter your home from below the ground. Even if you home is made of block and built on a concrete slab, termites can still invade your home through plumbing or other openings in the slab. They feed on wood flooring, drywall, framing and valuable furnishings in your home. These termites will also build mud tubes to access wood sources above ground and enter through cracks as small as 1/64th of an inch!
Without renewable termite protection, the homeowner is left financially responsible for the damage termites cause. That’s why renewable termite protection is so important!
Renewable termite protection provides homeowners with peace of mind knowing their home is protected from termites and the damages termites cause. Renewable protection should include:
- A choice in termite protection – all termite problems are not the same, and neither are all termite protection options
- An annual reinspection of your home – inside, outside, over and under – to ensure no new termite threats have developed
- A guarantee that not only covers the cost of retreatment and repair of any new termite damage, but also covers the structure and contents of your home