The National Pest Management Association estimates that termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year. That’s because they are, literally, insatiable – they eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So structural damage can occur rapidly.
In Arkansas, the probability of termite infestation is considered moderate to heavy, which means the potential for property damage also is significant. A trusted expert in termite inspection and termite control in the state since 1976, The Bug Man wants property owners to know the importance of an effective prevention and control program.
One of our most popular termite control methods is the use of Termidor, which has proven consistently effective at eliminating termites in structures and at preventing future infestations and devastating damage.
Some obvious signs of termite infestation include crumbling drywall, small holes in wood, sagging doors or floors, insect wings, and small shelter tubes. Even if you don’t see any of these things, termites – or the conditions that attract them – could still be present.
Regular termite inspections are most effective way to make sure your property is termite-free. We also can help identify some corrective actions to make your home less attractive to termites:
1 Keep food sources (e.g. mulch, wood debris, scrap lumber, sawdust, and firewood) away from your home. If you store firewood outside during winter, keep it off the ground, and don’t store it adjacent to your home.
2 Repair any leaking faucets and water lines inside and outside your home, as well as leaky roofs and gutters.
3 Don’t attach wooden trellises to your exterior walls.
4 Trim any dense greenery, such as shrubs and bushes, away from your home’s foundation. Keep mulch away from the foundation also.
5 Check for and seal any cracks and holes in your property’s foundation.
6 To control moisture, we recommend crawl space encapsulation.
Rest assured that if we find termites, The Bug Man has the expertise to get rid of them. We also will take steps to make sure your property remains termite-free.
So call us today at (501) 663-9464, or contact us here for more information.