A termite treatment with Bug-Off Exterminators, Inc. begins with an inspection. A thorough inspection of the property allows us to determine if there are any visible signs of termite activity. The inspector will measure and draw a graph of the structure which allows him to provide a quote for a termite treatment. The recommended quote is based on the linear footage of the structure as well as the type of foundation. The type of foundation plays a significant role when dealing with subterranean termites in Georgia. Expansion joints between slabs or block walls in a crawl space may require a termiticide application to prevent termites. Once the quote and treatment has been agreed upon the inspector can schedule a time for a liquid termite treatment service.
Brandyn came out to install termite treatment around the exterior of my home. He was very polite and courteous. He made sure I knew what was being done and what to expect. He is very knowledgeable and made sure all my questions were answered. Very satisfied with Bug Off all around for inside pest control (shout out to Ricky) and now termite protection!
Can you treat your own house for termites?
Yes, you can treat your own house for termites. If you have live termites coming through a wall then a liquid termiticide is recommended and a foam termiticide for interior walls. Always read the label and treat by the directions of the termiticide. We recommend Termidor 80wg. The tools you will need include a pick axe, hammer drill, approved pressurized tank with hose and rod. Be sure to keep the mixture agitated or the termiticide will settle in the bottom and you will be putting water around the house.
What is the best treatment for termites?
The Termidor HP-PID system is the most accurate and effective treatment for subterranean termites. The system uses a PID (Precision Injection Device) which injects an even dilution of termiticide and water every 6 inches around the foundation. The creates an even underground soil barrier with little or no disruption of the soil. When we are finished treating you won’t even know we were there.
How much does it cost to treat a house for termites?
The price for a termite treatment is based on the linear footage of the property. Small houses can be as low as $500. Most houses will be less than $1000. This pricing is for the HP system and a house only needs to be treated every 10 years. After a treatment there is an option yearly renewal with a guarantee and that can be $100 - $200.
Since the early 1940s, applying liquid termiticides has been a popular form of termite control. This treatment has been meant to create a barrier between termites in the ground and the buildings they might otherwise infest. The liquid termiticide should be applied evenly, as patches of soil that have not been treated will be vulnerable to termite infestation and will create entryways for the termites to reach buildings. When applied properly, liquid termiticides will effectively exterminate termites.
There is now a new way to apply liquid termiticide. With the Termidor HP system the termiticide is injected into the soil around the foundation. Digging a trench is no longer necessary. The HP system applies the perfect amount Termidor with each injection. This allows for an even distribution of termiticide around the structure and removes the distruptive and invasiveness of old style termite treatments.Termidor HP
Prevention is important, and the best time to apply liquid termiticide is while a building is under construction. This is a prudent investment in the life of the structure, and it is highly recommended. This is when the treatment will be most cost-effective as well. Treatment during this time ensures that the termiticide is put in the right areas to prevent future infestation, as the soil can be treated before the foundation of a building is completed and other substructures are put into place. Current regulations dictate that a termite pretreat is to be made along the soil and gravel underneath the concrete slab. A pretreatment requries applying the termiticide around plumbing and pipes in the building's foundation, piers, and interior partition walls. After the construction is complete, a backfill treatment is required. The backfill treatment requires going around the structure and injecting the termiticide into the soil adjacent to the structure.