What can I do to prevent termites?
Preventing termites is best accomplished through regular inspections of your home or business and treatment, but there are some things you can do to reduce your chances:
- Divert water away from your home or business with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.
- Quickly repair any structural damage caused by moisture, such as a roof leak or plumbing leak.
- Perform routine maintenance, such as caulking, painting and cleaning your gutters.
- Reduce humidity in crawl spaces.
- Prevent shrubs, vines and other vegetation from growing over and covering vents and growing on the exterior of your home or business.
- Eliminate wood contact with the ground around your home or business.
- Remove any wood or construction debris from your crawl space and around your home or business.
Can I treat termites on my own?
Do-it-yourself termite control is certainly an option. However, most owners lack the knowledge and training that professionals have to treat termite problems effectively.
An essential component of treating a termite problem effectively is correctly identifying the termite species and developing a course of treatment that takes the species’s biology and habits into account. It is also critical that products are handled properly to ensure effective treatment. A pest control specialist from Palmetto Exterminators has the training and expertise to provide the most effective solution to your termite problem.
I just bought a house that you have under warranty. Do I have to pay a fee to transfer it to my name?
Our termite service agreements transfer at no cost. If you just purchased a home under warranty with Palmetto Exterminators, all you have to do is provide us with your name and contact information. We’ll take care of the rest.
Why should I renew my termite service agreement?
According to the NPMA, every year termites cause more than $5 billion in damage with the average repair costing $2,500. That does not include the cost of treating and removing the termites.
With a termite service agreement with Palmetto Exterminators, you would not be responsible for any of the repair or re-treatment costs.
How can I tell the difference between flying ants and termites?
Termites are often confused with ants. However, a few simple things distinguish the two.
Termites have straight antennae, a broad waist and short legs. Both wings are the same size and shape with a lace-like appearance.
Ants have elbowed antennae; a thin, pinched waist; and long legs. Their hind wings are smaller than the front wings.