Termite Control FAQs

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.




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