Dealing with a termite infestation can be difficult, time-consuming and expensive. That’s why it’s essential to pre-treat for termites before construction actually begins. Pre-treatment for termites is easy, cost-effective and highly successful in preventing termite infestations in the future.
Subterranean termites nest underground, building tunnels in order to quickly and efficiently reach their sources for food and water. These underground nests can be prevented – and your structure preserved – through termite pre-treatment.
Termite pre-treatment should be part of any planning and construction plan. When you establish a chemical barrier in the soil of a construction site, termites that might have been nesting underground will not be able to use the home or structure as a food source. This barrier must be created prior to pouring the concrete to initiate the construction process. Additionally, a continuous termiticide barrier should be formed by trenching. This is known as the “final grade”.
Building a home or commercial structure is a big undertaking, and you’ll want to ensure that you’re protecting your investment. When you pre-treat a construction site for termites, you can rest assured that you’ve safeguarded your financial investment as much as possible against these ruinous pests.
When you pre-treat for termites, your termite protection can last several years. Of course, even with termite pre-treatment, it’s important to schedule periodic termite inspections in order to catch any potential issues before they become devastating or costly problems. Common termite-prevention tactics, like keeping the structure’s surrounding landscape free of wood debris or dead plant life is still a critical step in protecting your home or commercial building from termite damage.
When it comes to termites, the old adage about an ounce of prevention certainly rings true. Call Bug Emergency today.