Termites Do Over $1.5 Billion in Property Damage A Year- Is Your Home Or Business At Risk?
Termites can cause serious damage to your home or commercial property. While people worry about a fire or storm damaging their home or business, data reveals that damage caused by termites is far more likely. While not as sudden or violent, subterranean termites can eventually create a need for major structural repairs. By calling Hopper Environmental Services, Inc. you can be assured of a professional inspection, recommendations if termites are discovered and a treatment program to rid your property of these pests. Additionally, we offer a one year guarantee, at no additional cost, in the unlikely event that these pesky critters return.
What Attracts Termites to My Property?
Almost every structure is a potential home for termites, since what they need most is wood and moisture. Even when a property is stone or brick, wood can be found in the structural supports. Anything that comes into contact with the soil is a potential entry point for termites – including outdoor fences. Foundation cracks, plumbing/roofing leaks, faulty downspouts& gutters, ground sloping toward the foundation, insufficient ventilation, rigid foam insulation, firewood, wooden steps, decks, landscaping timbers: all can encourage termite colonization. Termites build mud tubes which they use as a highway between the ground and your home or business.
How Will Hopper Treat My Termite Problem?
First, we conduct a thorough inspection of your property. Our inspectors are certified by the STATE. After a thorough evaluation of your property, we will recommend a treatment plan tailored to your situation, your structure’s construction, where it is situated and the degree of infestation.
At Hopper our professional technicians are trained in the latest treatment techniques and use the most up to date equipment and environmentally responsible materials, such as Termidor®, to solve your problem.
How Materials, Like Termidor, Protect Your Home or Business From Termites?
After Termidor is applied, termites that contact it transfer it to every other termite they in turn contact in a unique process called the “Transfer Effect.” And because Termidor is engineered to be slow-acting, termites have ample time to spread it throughout their entire termite population. This material eliminates the colony in 3 months or less – 2 to 6 times faster than the best bait systems. We may also use other materials that are equally effective.
Wood Destroying Insect Inspections for Real Estate Transactions
Each year, Hopper performs hundreds of these inspections, which are required before a home or building is sold or refinanced. We inspect for any visibly accessible sign of termites, wood borers, carpenter ants or carpenter bees that may be present in or around the structure. The inspection is conducted by one of our highly trained and qualified inspectors that are licensed by the State.
Termite Protection Plan
Hopper Environmental Services’ Termite Protection Plan protects your home or business from subterranean termites and termite damage. We will treat your home with a liquid barrier treatment or install a termite detection and baiting system; according to all Federal, State and Company regulations and procedures. After this initial service, we will provide a warranty against termite infestation and, in most cases, against any damage caused by termites thereafter. This warranty is then renewable annually. A trained technician will thoroughly inspect your home for termites each year while covered under our Termite Protection Plan. If you are building a new home or other structure, Hopper Environmental Services will do a termite pre-treatment as the building is being constructed. This is the easiest and most effective way to protect a building against termites. (Some types of construction do not qualify. Please call if you have questions.)