Well, worry no more! Mariners Pest Control guarantees that your family and your home will never have to worry about termites again.
A termite unseen doesn’t mean your home is termite-free. Termite swarming only occurs once or twice annually, which can be easily missed by homeowners. Left untreated, termite damage can total thousands of dollars to your home and eat away at your home equity. Annually, more U.S. homes suffer from termite damage than fire, storms, and earthquakes combined with the total cost of termite damage topping $1.5 billion nationwide.
Unlike natural disasters though, it is virtually impossible to find an insurance policy that will cover termite damage. The Mariners Pest Control termite inspection and termite treatment program can help to educate you on your home’s termite threat, and take all necessary steps to provide termite treatment and termite control to restore your most precious investment – your home.
The thorough inspection by Mariners Pest Control certified technicians will identify the signs of termite infestation, which include:
- Termite wood damage
- Termite pinholes
- Subterranean Termite mud tubes
- Piles of termite wings
- Drywood termites
- Termite droppings
To treat these destructive pests, we assess and provide an effective termite treatment plan customized to your infestation problem. Treatment plans may include:
- Subterranean termite baits
- Exterior termite protection
- Termite treatment via direct contact, including Orange Oil Termite Treatments and Termite Tenting and Fumigation
- Termite growth abatement
An average colony of subterranean termites (one of the most destructive forms of termite in the U.S.) may consume 16 grams of food a day. If you do the math, that’s around 12.9 pounds a year!
How do I know whether I have a termite infestation?
Most homeowners are unaware of termite infestation. A trained termite technician can determine whether your home is currently experiencing a termite infestation based on telltale signs of termites. Should a termite inspection determine that your home has a current termite infestation, our trained and certified technicians will be glad to review all evidence of termite damage and termite colonization and recommend a course of treatment to eliminate the termite infestation.
Can I treat my termite infestation myself?
It is not recommended that you treat termites yourself. Ridding a home of a termite infestation requires special skills, including an understanding of building construction. Termite entry points into your home may be difficult to see and even more difficult to access. Termite control also requires specialized equipment and tools, along with specialty termiticide to complete the termite treatment.
I have a termite swarm in my house. Does that mean I already have termite damage?
In most cases, a termite swarm is an indication that the termite colony has existed within your home for several years. It is important to have the termite infestation properly inspected and the proper termite treatment plan completed in order to eliminate the termites.
I am purchasing a new home. Should I have a termite inspection done on the property prior to closing?
Prior to purchasing a new home, it is highly recommended that you have a termite inspection performed. As a buyer, you should have the home fully inspected for termite damage and other wood destroying organisms so that proper treatment can take place prior to the completion of the purchase. While the California Association of Realtors no longer requires that a termite inspection take place prior to the purchase of a home, most mortgage lenders do require a wood destroying organism inspection and report prior to funding a real estate transaction.
How much does termite inspection and termite treatment cost?
The cost for Mariners Pest Control termite inspection is free. The cost for termite treatment depends on the scope of the work and the extent of termite damage. In order for Mariners Pest Control to provide an accurate estimate, a termite inspection is necessary to assess the needs of your home’s termite infestation and recommend the proper termite treatment plan.