Will My Termite Protection Be Affected by the Flood?
Please be assured, despite any water damage to your home, your Massey Guarantee will remain intact and we will ensure your home is protected against termites.
How Will My Termite Treatment Be Affected During a Flood?
Massey Services used Termidor® to protect your home from termites, which works by binding strongly to the soil around the perimeter of your home. This means that even if your soil becomes saturated with water, the treatment will remain firmly attached to the soil. Rest assured, your Termidor® termite treatment will remain active and effective as long as the soil has not been moved.
Termidor® has been the leading termite control product in America for many years, and over that time, it has proven to be highly effective, even in soils that have been subject to flooding. This termite control treatment has successfully provided long-term termite prevention even in different types of soils and varying climates.
Why Would It Be Necessary to Retreat after the Flood?
While many structures that experience flooding may not need to be retreated, there are circumstances when retreatment is necessary after flooding. These situations typically involve when the soil where the Termidor® protective barrier has been disturbed, including when:
• There is substantial soil erosion next to the foundation of the structure
• Repairs after the flood have required the moving of treated soil
• Patios, porches, and other structures that were adjacent to the house have shifted away from the structure and have exposed new soil
• Floodwaters have carried new soil to the perimeter of the building
• Landscaping after the flood has added or manipulated soil
In some of these situations, your property may only need a supplemental termite control treatment. A Massey technician will complete a thorough inspection and help you with recommendations.
How Will I Know If I Need Retreatment?
We recommend having a thorough inspection after the flood. During this inspection, one of our technicians will look for modifications, damage, and any other elements that would compromise your Termidor® barrier. The amount of retreatment you will need will be determined by these factors.
If My Drywall is Removed, Is There Anything I Should Do Before It’s Replaced?
Yes. At Massey Services we strongly recommend that these areas be treated with Bora-Care before the drywall is replaced. The Bora-Care treatment penetrates the wood in the structure and remains there for the life of the wood, providing residual protection. Please call to schedule your Bora-Care treatment at 1-844-797-7406. This treatment will be provided at no additional cost to you.
How Does Flooding Affect the Spread of Formosan Termites?
Formosan termites are common throughout the southeast and many homeowners are curious as to how flooding affects the risk of Formosan termite infestation. When moderate to severe flooding occurs, the aftermath typically involves homeowners and construction crews gathering and relocating soil and other debris during the cleanup process. The mulches and damaged structures that are transported could be infested with termites; this enables them to spread to different areas more easily. It is because the Formosan termites may be relocated to different neighborhoods and regions after a flood that it is so important to have your home completely inspected as early as possible.