Few homes or businesses are free of termites. Termites infest nearly 4 million U.S. homes each year. Termite colonies work 24 hours a day, and unless there are obvious signs of infestation, a termite colony can go undiscovered until serious damage is done. They feed on cellulose-based material that include wood, books, boxes, furniture and drywall.
What you can expect from us:
Our licensed termite inspectors conduct a thorough inspection of your home or business.
Thorough inspections are key to any successful solution for eliminating termite problems. We will review and recommend the best solution for your problems.
Our inspectors will assess the problems.
We will discuss treatments that will be a solution, and provide you with options that best fit your budget.
We will provide you with a report.
That will include a diagram of your home or business that indicates any areas where infestation and/or damage may exist. We will recommend a type/method of treatment including traditional methods if that is what will solve your termite problem and protect.
Our inspectors will discuss with you.
Which treatment presents the best solution, what long-term prevention plans are available, and provide options that will best accommodate your budget.
TERMITE INSPECTION REPORT
This report contains findings and recommendations related to the following adverse conditions that may be found in your home:
SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES usually live underground because they require moisture. They can enter your home through the smallest cracks in your homes' foundations. They travel through mud tubes to reach food sources (the wood in your home) above ground.
DRYWOOD TERMITES live above ground and are usually hidden inside the wood they infest. Since thy don't require any contact with the soil they can be found in furniture, window frames, and doors, and many other areas of your home.
FUNGUS/DRY ROT grows on wood that is exposed to moisture. It reduces the strength of the wood and can be as destructive as termites.
DAMPWOOD TERMITES occur most commonly in cool and humid coastal areas.
EARTH TO WOOD CONTACT provides moisture and promotes the growth of fungus, which entices termites to the fungus-infested wood.
FAULTY GRADE levels can result in excessive moisture conditions, which damage the exterior of your home and provide access for termites.
Termites feed on CELLULOSE DEBRIS and turn it into organic matter. Wood or paper under a foundation or in other accessible areas is an invitation to termites.
Heavy rains, serious plumbing leaks, broken pipes and poor ventilation in crawl spaces- all contribute to EXCESSIVE MOISTURE CONDITIONS and attract termites and fungus. Termites also invest IN ACCESSIBLE AREAS of your home. A qualified Suncrest inspector can identify areas for treatment.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TERMITE INSPECTION
In addition to termites, the inspector will also be looking for other issues like fungus and/or dry rot, and conductive conditions that can lead to potential problems. Some of the most common problems are plumbing leaks, cellulose debris and earth to wood. Please call us if you have any questions, as we are always here to help.
For the most through inspection, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the inspector:
Make sure areas under sinks in bathrooms and kitchens are accessible to the inspector.
Make areas on the interior of the garage accessible two feet away from the walls.
Trim back any bushes or ground cover that hides walls or your foundation.
If your home is built on a raised foundation, the inspector will go under the house.
Make sure the access opening to the sub area is accessible. If the access open is located in the floor of a closet, please clear out the closet and pull back the carpet.
If you are not going to be home, be sure to unlock any gates and let us know of any pets.
TERMITE CONTROL AND TREATMENTS
Termite Control: No home or business is safe from termite infestations. Termite cause more damage to buildings in the United States than fires, storms and floods combined. The main problem with termites is most property owners don't see them or the damage the cause until the damage is done. Termites are well organized and can find a way inside any structure, regardless of the construction type. That is why at Suncrest Fumigation we provide a thorough inspection and the most advanced treatments available.
Spot Treatments: Also known as drill and treats, is the simplest and most direct tool used to treat termites. A termicide is injected into small holes drilled into the termite galleries delivering the treatment material directly to the colony. A local treatment may or may not be recommended for your structure depending on the inspection results and determination of the location and extent of the termite infestation.
Foam Treatment: Offers effective, long lasting residual protection. By mixing a long-term soluble borate solution into an exceptional foam solution, we can then reach inaccessible areas, using a high pressure injection system, creating a barrier between termites and your most valuable assets. The foam contains a surfactant that allows the chemical to slowly absorb into the wood, eliminating any active infestation as well as creating a chemical barrier against future infestation.
Foam concentrates fill in where termicides cannot reach. Adding foam to our products, Timbor, Bora-Care, and Termidor enhance the coverage capabilities over conventional treatment methods. The security is in knowing that blind spots within your wall voids and slab floors are thoroughly protected. The way the foam enhances our treatments is by holding the chemical concentrates in a suspended encapsulating state. It lasts for hours and breaks down leaving termicide residue on contact with wood surfaces and/or soil instead of running off unevenly as conventional sprays often do.
Fumigation: Is an all-encompassing treatment for drywood termites and the best way to ensure that all drywood termites are eliminated from your building. We complete all our fumigation with sulfuryl fluoride, known as Vikane. Vikane is a non-flammable, non-corrosive and does not cause undesirable odors. It quickly penetrates structural materials, is effective against a variety of structural pests, and dissipates rapidly during aeration.
Subterranean Termite Infestations: Are only eradicated by injecting chemical directly into the soil under or around your home. Sometimes this requires drilling holes thru the concrete foundation of your home. Then chemical is injected through the holes and into the soil below. The holes are sealed with a concrete patch.
Annual Control Service: Is a valuable investment to protect you home or business. Our Annual Control Service allows you to extend the length of your guarantee for as long as you choose to continue the service. For a nominal yearly fee, you will receive annual inspections and treatment for drywood and subterranean termites. Also, if you see termites at any time during the year just call us and we will take care of them at no additional charge.
Pre-Treatments: Protect your home from unwanted invaders. Put a halt on termites with Bora-Care/ Timbor. Spraying your framing before you cover your walls will provide years of unseen protection against termites.