HOW DO I PREVENT A TERMITE INFESTATION?
Since termites are a constant threat to your home, here are some things you can do during the year to help maintain the effectiveness of First Choice termite treatment plan. Small steps make a big difference in termite prevention and sustaining an effective termite treatment plan. Start by eliminating moisture conditions and termite food around your home. These simple steps make your home a less attractive target, helping deter termites.
Eliminate Moisture Problems
- Repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and A/C units
- Divert water from foundation
- Keep gutters and down pipes clean
- Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch
- Get rid of standing water on roof
- Keep all vents clear and open
- Seal entry points around water and utility lines or pipes
Remove Termite Food Sources
- Keep firewood, lumber or paper away from foundation or crawl space
- Get rid of stumps and debris near house
- Place screens on outside vents
- Check decks and wooden fences for damage
- Wood on your home shouldn’t contact the soil
A First Choice Specialist will perform a thorough examination of you home by checking your basement or crawlspace for moisture, your foundation for wood debris, and other risk areas that may attract an infestation. First Choice utilizes state-of-the-art equipment such as Termatrac radar, moisture meters, and termite detection systems to help him scientifically assess your home. When we are done, we will recommend a plan to protect your home from termites.
STEP 2: IMPLEMENT
If First Choice finds a termite infestation or the potential for one, he will discuss the best solution for your situation.
Termidor® Liquid Treatment
The treatment offers immediate protection as well as protection from future infestations throughout the duration of the protection plan.
Dry Foam And Termidor Foam
Termidor Foam treatments expand to reach critical areas, providing extra coverage and protection against termites.
STEP 3: MONITOR
After your treatment, your First Choice Specialist will implement a Continuous Termite Protection Plan to monitor and help protect your home for any future signs of termite activity. Your plan will also include a Re-Treatment Program. That way, in the unlikely event that termites invade your home following our visit, First choice will also return to battle the problem at no additional charge.
Termidor Liquid Termite Treatments
This termite solution is safe for indoor and outdoor application and can be used within building foundations to provide a protective barrier around your home. In addition to immediate protection, this treatment guards against future infestations. In order to deliver the exact amount necessary, we employ application flowmeters after each treatment that record the amount of termiticide used in the area and the cumulative suggested total.
Termidore Dry Foam
Used to treat voids in interior and exterior walls, around heating ducts and water pipes, under slabs, and for certain other surfaces, Termidore Foam expands to reach critical areas, which provides extra protection against termite infestations. The low moisture content of Termidore Dry Foam® prevents it from soaking through drywall and creating damaging wet spots.