Do it right, let us get rid of your termites!
At Mantis Pest Solutions, we want to help you take back your home from invading termites. Termites are insects that feed on wood, causing damage to your home’s structure, drywall and paint. On average, it costs around $7,000 to repair to repair the damage done by a termite infestation and in most cases, your insurance policy wont’t cover the costs of repairs.
Termite inspection and control-Source:NMPA and Pestworld.org
How much damage is caused each year?
It’s reported that termites cause 5 billion in damages each year. Don’t let it happen to you! We will help protect your greatest investment so you can have peace of mind. Start protecting your home now by asking about our termite inspections and other pest control offerings.
Why do i need a termite inspection?
Termites can be found year-round and a large colony can eat up to a pound of wood each day. They can stay out of sight and out of mind until it is too late. The more damage they inflict on your home in this time, the more expensive it will be to fix. You can prevent this damage by getting a yearly termite inspection. Our trained technicians will answer all of your questions and suggest any potential changes to help prevent future termite entry into your home.
A termite is able to find its way into a structure through cracks as thin as a credit card and once they find their way in, damage can be difficult to identify. Our termite inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of your house to identify a potential infestation and find potential access points in your home. A termite inspection is good for a year and it is recommended that every homeowner in the Lee’s Summit and Overland Park areas have them done regularly.
Our Technicians will look for the following during your termite inspection:
-Mud tubes created by termites
-Hollowed and damaged wood
-Blisters in wood flooring
-Other evidence of a termite swarm
Termite Control and Prevention
A termite inspection is only the first step to protecting your home. There is a difference between a termite inspection and termite control. An inspection will identify whether or not your house has been invaded by termites. After completing an inspection, a plan is generated on how the invasion (or any future invasions) will be exterminated and controlled. Our custom plans may include the following treatments and are administered based on your unique situation:
Liquid Termite Treatment
We use a safe solution for indoor and outdoor application. This solution is also used within building foundations to provide a protective barrier for your home. The liquid method allows the treatment to penetrate small, hard to reach areas and allows the termiticide to be spread evenly over the treated areas. It provides immediate protection and guards against future infestations.
The dry foam is used to treat voids in interior and exterior walls, around heating ducts and water pipes, under slabs, and other possible entry points into your home. This method will help guard against future infestations and since most termites live in the soil around or under the house, it will prevent their reentry if the colony has infested your home already.
We do not recommend taking on a termite treatment on your own, however these are a few things you can do on your own to prevent a termite infestation:
-Clear away rotting tree stumps
-Move firewood away from the side of your house
-Reduce damp areas around your house
-Get annual inspections to catch an infestation early
What you need to know about termites!
Termites can fit through a crack smaller than 1/16th of an inch.
A well-organized subterranean termite colony can consume over 100 pounds of wood per year.
Termites live in the soil under a house and use mud tubes to travel into the wooden structures of the home.
Termites feast 24/7 for 365 days a year.
Termites are found in every state except Alaska.