Where termite treatments are concerned, a lot of people are confused about whether this is a routine preventive step and how often it should be done. You might wonder how often your home needs a termite treatment in order to keep them at bay. The good news is that a termite treatment only needs to be administered if you discover an active termite infestation.
That’s the short answer to the question. However, as a routine preventive measure, all homes should be inspected for termites annually. That way, if a termite problem does develop, you can catch it and eradicate them early. Routine inspections and prompt treatment can prevent the more serious damage that termites often do inside homes.
But if you do discover a termite problem and have it treated, the good news is that most termite treatments last between six and thirteen years. There’s a small chance of recurrence, which is why a termite bond can be so important. When you have your home bonded against termites, that means we will re-inspect your home to be certain the problem is gone, and treat recurrences of the infestation promptly if they do occur.
There’s another time that termite inspections can be incredibly important. If you’re selling your home, having it inspected and possibly bonded against termites can offer valuable reassurance to prospective buyers. And in fact, most mortgage companies require it. So you might as well get that step out of the way as you decide to list your home.
And if you’re in the market to buy a home, asking for a termite inspection can be one of the best ways to safeguard your investment. You can also save yourself a lot of time, stress, and heartache by making sure termites aren’t actively damaging any property that you consider purchasing.
For more information on the termite inspection or eradication process, give us a call to schedule an appointment. Termites are tiny pests that can create huge problems, so let’s engage in routine preventive steps together.