Pretreats New Construction – It’s no secret that the threat of termites in Arizona is real. In fact, many consider Arizona to be the termite capital of North America. All this is for good reason. Arizona is home to at least 17 different types of termites. Western Dry Wood Termites are one of the most destructive species of termites and can be readily found through the Valley of the Sun. Depending upon the type they can attack from deep underground, above ground, via flight or unknowingly from infested wood items.
Given this information it should be a no-brainer to call upon a professional exterminator for Pretreats New Construction services when building any new structure in Arizona. The idea behind Pretreats New Construction services is to treat the soil prior to pouring the foundation of a new building and/or home. Enhanced services may include treating the structure wood after the framing process.
Saturating the soil with a good termiticide prior to pouring the cement foundation can provide a structure years of protection against ground based termites. Typical Pretreats New Construction services will come out after the footers are poured and just prior to laying the new foundation. Shortly after the construction is completed the exterminator should return to treat the “soft areas” around the structure. This is known as the final grade treatment.
Consumers are best served when the initial treatment is done in close proximity to the pouring of the foundation. Experienced exterminators will advise to treat the soil no more than 24 hours before pouring the foundation. In the unlikely event of rain the soil should be retreated.
Every product approved for termite control can work well in a Pretreats New Construction service. All are designed to eradicate termites and provide residual protection. The differences are in how they eradicate and how long of residual they provide. Consumers are not always best picking the most expensive and “well-known” products. One example is Termidor, which can be an excellent product for other types of termite services, provides less residual protection (7-10 years) than many of the less expensive products (15+ years).
The key to a good Pretreats New Construction service is application. Even using the best product available with the longest residual is of little value if it is not properly mixed and applied. For more information about new construction termite treatments give us a call today.
Bills Pest Termite Control is your hometown exterminator. We are Arizona’s Termite Experts. Our services are safe, effective and affordable. Most include a renewable warranty so you can have peace of mind knowing that if the critters come back, we come back.