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Termite Control

Termite Control

The most significant investment that most families will ever make is their home. Termites can do severe damage to your investment. We offer different types of treatment to fit your home’s individual needs. As always with The Bug’s End, the initial inspection is free with a reasonable price for treatment. We provide complete termite control here in East Texas.

Termite Treatment Costs

We can do individual spot treatments. Spot treatment is considered ten linear feet or less.

The cost of treating your entire house depends on the conditions that surround your house. If you do allow us to treat the entire house, it comes with a one-year warranty. The warranty will cover the entire house. If you do find termites, we will come back and treat that area for free.

If you wish, we can come back yearly and re-inspect your house for termites to continue the warranty for another year for a 100.00 trip charge.

Whether you are building your own home or a building contractor building several homes. We also offer Pre-Construction Termite Treatments for complete termite control.

Termite Prevention

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Here are a few tips that can make a big difference!

  • You should repair any leaking fixtures and divert air conditioning drip pipes away from your house.
  • Divert all water away from your foundation.
  • Keep your gutters and downspouts clean and have it divert water at least four feet from your house, which can be done with gutter extensions. If your house doesn’t have gutters, you should have them installed.

A lot of people like wood mulch next to their house, unfortunately so do termites. Landscape timber is a popular ground declaration. As a termite inspector, I usually find termites in landscape timbers about half the time. There is no such thing as a termite-proof type of wood. Some wood is more termite resistant but never termite-proof.

  • You should never have standing water on your roof. This is a common issue with flat roofs.
  • Seal all entry points around water and utility lines or pipes. Termites are always looking for access.
  • Never keep firewood, lumber, or paper next to the foundation or crawl space.

In the State of Texas, any termites found within the drip line are considered an active infestation of termites.

  • Always remove any rotting wood, including stumps and debris near the house.
  • Check decks and wooden fences for damage. Most of the time, decks and wooden fences are installed with wood-to-ground contact.
  • Wood on your home should never touch the ground.
  • If your house is on a slab, you should see four inches of the slab. If dirt is up to the bricks, it is considered wood-to-ground contact.
  • If there is a crack in the mortar or the brick, termites can get into your house through any space greater than 1/32 of an inch.
  • Keep all tree branches, hanging plants, and shrubbery trimmed. It should always be six inches from your house. Doing this will help to keep away carpenter ants.
  • The entire crawl space of your house should have proper ventilation to help reduce humidity. This also helps keep mold out of your crawlspace. Mold can be just as damaging as termites.
  • Eliminate all moisture around the foundation of your home.
  • Fill any holes in the ground that’s next to the foundation you might have around your home.
  • Have your home inspected yearly by The Bug’s End. We will send a pest control specialist who has been trained to find termites and the conditions that bring them to your home.

  

If you would like a FREE inspection, give us a call.
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