Termite inspection and control-Source:NMPA and Pestworld.org
Do it right, let us get rid of your termites!
At Mantis Pest Solutions, we strive to help you take back your home from invading termites. Termites are insects that feed on wood and invade homes. Once in your home the termite swarm will cause damage to your homes structure, drywall and paint. On average, it costs around $7,000 to repair termite damage1 and in most cases your insurance policy will not cover termite damage.
Termites are reported to cause 5 billion in damages a year. Don’t let it happen to you with our in home termite inspection and control services. We will help protect your greatest investment and give you peace of mind. Start now to protect your home from termites with our termite inspection and our 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 site and out of mind until it is to late and the more damage that is done the more it will cost to repair. A professional termite inspection performed each year will help protect your home from termites. Don’t regret not getting your home inspected and just like a good insurance plan a termite inspection will help you to save hundreds of dollars. Our trained technicians will answer any questions and show you potential changes that will help prevent entry into your home. Our Technicians are trained to locate and identify whether your home has been infested by a termite colony during the inspection. Unfortunately, a termite is able to find its way into the structure through cracks as thin as a credit card. Once they find their way into the structure through these cracks damage can be difficult to identify.
This difficulty is why it is important to get a trained technician to identify a potential infestation to reduce any misidentification or a false sense of security. A trained termite inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of your home, carefully looking for evidence of termite activity and potential access points. A termite inspection lasts for approximately a year and it is recommended that a homeowner in the Lee’s summit and Overland park areas.
Our Technicians will look for the following during your termite inspection:
-Inspection of home exterior and surrounding areas
-Inspection of basement and crawl spaces
-Inspector will look for termite mud tubes created by termites
-The inspection will identify moisture changes
-Hollowed and Damaged Wood
-Blisters in wood flooring
-Evidence of a termite swarm
-Recommendations for preventing termite infestations will be given
-Free quote and plan for termite control and prevention will be determined
Termite Control and Prevention
A Termite Inspection is only the first step to protecting your home. There is a difference between control and inspection. An Inspection only identifies whether or not your house has been invaded by termites. During the inspection a plan is generated on how they can be exterminated, controlled and prevented. Our trained technicians can identify and eradicate an existing infestation. They are also trained to identify ways to prevent future infestations. We understand that every home is different and therefore a custom plan will be created. In order to provide the most effective control for a home these plans will be followed throughout the service. In most cases the best control is a combination of the termite control options. Our custom plans 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 or treatment. The solution is also used within building foundations to provide a protective barrier for your home. This treatment method allows the treatment to penetrate into small and hard to reach areas and allows the termiticide to be spread evenly over the treated areas. This treatment provides immediate protection and guards against future infestations.
Since Termites are able to fit through cracks as small as 1/32 of an inch it is important to reduce the number of available entry points into your home. The dry foam is used to treat voids in interior and exterior walls, around heating ducts and water pipes, under slabs, and other surfaces. 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.
Bait and Monitoring Treatment
This treatment method involves spreading our termiticide bait into high risk areas such as wood piles, old wood stumps, mulch and moist soil. This bate disrupts the molting process and stunts the growth of the termites. This termite control method is not immediate like our liquid treatment however it provides continued protection to your home without causing damage to your property or landscaping. After the bait has been administered our technician will set up a monitoring plan to verify the treatments effectiveness. They will continue to monitor the progress of the treatments to ensure the eradication of termites and prevent them from returning.
We do not recommend taking on a termite treatment on your own however there are lot of things you can do on your own to prevent a termite infestation. These include clearing away rotting tree stumps, moving firewood away from the side of your house and reducing damp areas around your house. There may be other things you can do on your own that one of our trained technicians can determine during their inspection. In order to permanently get rid of termites you will need to have annual inspections and a custom prevention plan that our technician will help you to develop. It is important to stick with this plan to prevent any future infestations and to have a yearly inspection.
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 have more than a million hungry workers consuming over 100 pounds of wood per year.
A subterranean termite colony lives in the soil under the home and use Mud tubes to travel into the wooden structure of the home.
Termites feast 24/7 for 365 days a year.
Termites are found in every state except Alaska.