Home termite control | do I need a professional service?
on Friday, May 17, 2013 by Terminix
Home termite control is something that every homeowner should consider when it comes to protecting your biggest investment—your home. With an average of 1 in 30 homes in the United States infested every year, your home is 10x more likely to be damaged by termites than by fire. There are a variety of termite control methods, but it is wise to have your home inspected by a professional who can determine which termite control plan is right for you.
Choosing a termite control company
Choosing a reputable termite control company staffed with trained professionals who understand termites and will ensure effective protection from a termite infestation in your home. Memberships in industry associations, such as the National Pest Management Association, indicate that a termite control company follows ethical guidelines and technical information that is standard in the industry.
Terminix® home termite control: Protection plans
Terminix® offers two types of Termite Protection Plans for subterranean termites: the Bait Barrier Plan and the Subterranean Termite Coverage Plan. Once you arrange for a FREE Termite Inspection, a professional at Terminix will check the interior and exterior of your home for signs of termites and will then recommend the plan that fits your needs. These plans cover you against the cost of future treatments and damage repairs, which can cost an average of $8,184^.
- The Bait Barrier PlanSM: This home termite control plan establishes an advanced treatment perimeter around your home to stop subterranean and Formosan termites from invading.
- The Subterranean Termite Coverage Plan: This plan protects you against costs from a subterranean termite infestation (including Formosan termites) and includes annual subterranean termite inspections.
Relationship between a termite control company and a homeowner
According to Cindy Mannes, the Public Affairs Director for the National Pest Management Association, the partnership between the home termite control company and the homeowner is critical to not only protecting a home from a termite infestation, but also for choosing the best protection option. Terminix works with homeowners to ensure their satisfaction that their home is effectively protected.
When it comes to home termite control, a professional service is critical. All termite control plans from Terminix are backed by the Ultimate Protection® Guarantee, the strongest guarantee in the business. For as long as you keep your plan, if termites do manage to infest your home, Terminix will come back at no additional cost. If there is ever any termite damage caused by live activity, Terminix will provide the best termite treatment and cover the cost of the treatment and damage repairs. To learn more about home termite control, call Terminix at 1.866.766.7628, or visit Terminix.com to schedule your FREE Termite Inspection.
The Ultimate Protection® Guarantee
Only Terminix offers Ultimate Protection®. So whether you need protection from pests or termites, you can rest easy knowing you’re covered by the strongest guarantee in the business, plus 100% satisfaction or your money back*.