“Arizona termites account for more damage to homes than any other incident.”
If your home or business doesn’t already have termites…it’s just a matter of time before termites infest your home. In fact everyday 1000s of homes across the valley come under attack from these micro sized wood eating insects everyday. Even more frightening is that many of these infestations will not be discovered for months, years or in severe cases decades.
Most of the area was once raw desert loaded with termites. New construction has provided moisture sources, shelter from our Arizona heat, and food (the wood in your home). As a result termite populations in have exploded as has the demand for Ahwatukee termite control services. As the homes age…the initial termite barrier(s) or pretreatments are wearing out…no longer fending off the hordes of termites waiting to feast on your home.
Bills Ahwatukee Termite Control service recommends that every home in Arizona should be inspected at least once a year for termites. We provide FREE yearly termite inspections. Taking advantage of this service has proven to save many consumers from not detecting hidden infestations. Termites are a highly destructive wood destroying insect, causing major structural damage to homes and commercial buildings across the United States. Yearly estimates of damage run into the billions of dollars.
Homes located in Ahwatukee are more likely to see large termite infestations and the resulting damage as termites feed year round without being hampered by cold weather. Ahwatukee is home to several species of Arizona termites and not all infestations should be treated the same. For example treating the soil around a home (standard for treatment for native subterranean termites) has no effect on a termite infestation involving Western Drywood Termites.
Most Ahwatukee termite exterminators are only familiar with the more common native species of subterranean termite. These termites are easily detected by the shelter tubes they construct on foundation walls or inside garages.
Detecting other termite species can be difficult for the inexperienced exterminator. An undetected termite infestation can result in structural damage and depreciate the value of your home.
Homeowners should have their homes inspected at least once a year by a trained and experience termite inspector. Catching a termite infestation early can save you the cost of expensive damage repair and maintain your home’s resale value.
When termites are found it’s important that a complete termite treatment with an effective product be done early in the infestation. A complete termite treatment minimizes the chance(s) of re-infestation, while using an effective termiticide ensures a lasting treatment.
Effectively getting rid of termites in requires a specialized set of termite skills. Thorough knowledge and experience is required to know where the likeliest entry points are in your home. Many of these points are hidden and are hard to access.
Termite control requires specialized equipment most people don’t own. From rotary hammer drills to soil treatment rods, and foamers, this equipment helps termite exterminators find and root out Arizona termites that may elude Ahwatukee Arizona homeowners. Typically a treatment to eliminate and control termite populations involves hundreds of gallons of termiticide injected along and under a home’s foundation, underneath concrete slabs, or within foundation walls. These access points and materials are not readily accessible to the general public.
Choosing a Ahwatukee termite exterminator can be a complex decision. There are hundreds of termite exterminators in Metro Phoenix.
Different termite control companies will offer different treatments and warranties to deal with your Termite issue. In many cases, they should come back to retreat the affected area(s) at no extra charge. Make sure this provision is included in your termite control agreement. All liquid termiticides are supposed to last for five years when they are applied properly. Not all termiticides are the same…a termiticide that works well in other states may not fare so well in the sandy soil of our Sonoran Desert. The actual length of time these treatments control the termite problem in your home will depend on the thoroughness of the application, the severity of the termite control issue in your area, type of termiticide used, and other conditions. Normally if swarmers are found the year after you have an exterminator come out, it’s because of human error in application and not in failure of the chemicals.
Termiticides are tested thoroughly for any effects they might have on the health of people and animals. Before any chemical can be used, it must be tested and approved by the EPA and the State of Arizona.
If you suspect you have a problem with termites in your home, seek the help of the professionals at Bills Pest Termite Control. Bills Ahwatukee Termite Control is your hometown termite Experts…WE KNOW ARIZONA TERMITES! For more information about Ahwatukee termite control services give us a call.