Termite and Wood-Destroying
Insect Control in West Virginia
Termite and Wood-Destroying Insect Control in West Virginia
If you are looking for termite and wood-destroying insect control in West Virginia, trust Standard Exterminating Company, Inc. Serving the region since 1958, our technicians realize a termite infestation can bring real headaches to any property owner. Wood-destroying insects can literally ‘eat away’ at the foundation of your home.
Keeping Properties Safe in Termite Territory
Recent decades show termite colonies can migrate to new areas by hitching a ride on materials shipping between states. This ability to move easily adds to the difficulty in remediating termite problems and extends termite territory. Termites can and do feed on a variety of materials in the home. Their favorite munchies include wood, paper, books, drywall, leather, cellulose insulation, cardboard, and even animal fur. It can be hard keeping properties safe when termites gnaw into homes in so many ways, even chewing through concrete.
Routine Pre-Construction Termite Treatments
Tackling termites is important even before construction begins. With today’s termite-fighting technology, we are able to offer pre-construction termite treatments, including:
- • Control applications that act as a barrier layer before any slab and backfill.
- • A borate for finished framework, and
- • Advanced bait stations before completing construction.
A Termite Renewal Contract can warrant this early protection, with the ability to transfer it to the new property owners.
Entry Points for Termites and What Insurance Covers
The main entry points for termites are construction joints, pipe penetrations, and bath traps. Termites may also crawl up the siding outside a home. This is why it is important to install siding with six or eight inches exposed at the bottom, in order to inspect and discourage infestation. Many homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover termite damage. This means lenders may require a bond before providing money to homebuyers.
Damage caused by termites can amount to billions of dollars in any given year in the United States. This is more than fire, flood, and other natural disasters combined. Termite and wood-destroying insect damage is one of the leading pest control problems. It takes time to train technicians adequately to do termite inspection. Add more time to learn the right kind of control program for each building construction type. Finally, add lots of experience in order to do the job properly.
Pest Control for Termites in West Virginia and Surrounding Areas
From the initial inspection, to aggressive, customized treatment, and effective monitoring, we make sure the termites stay away. Clients can rest assured of the quality of the method used and our expertise. Trust Standard Exterminating Company, Inc. for all your termite and wood-destroying insect control in West Virginia and the surrounding region.