The Formosan termite is a subterranean species and is the most aggressive and destructive termite to homes and buildings in South Carolina. It’s important to know the type of termite encountered as methods of treatment can vary from species to species.
Termite Control & Annual Inspections
Once we treat your home, we’ll inspect the house or building structure once a year. We may be the only inspector at your home annually and we’ll not only look for actual termites or termite activity but also issues that may contribute to moisture and termite problems.
Termite Inspections for Slab Home Construction
Homes in the Charleston area commonly use a concrete “slab” for a foundation. A slab foundation home uses a 4 to 6-inch concrete base with no underneath crawl space. A layer of sand is often used under the concrete to help with drainage.
Many slab homeowners believe that termite control isn’t necessary or required for homes built on a slab. However, subterranean termites live and travel underground and still find ways to destroy wood through the concrete pad. Termites can even enter the structure through cracks in the cement and plumbing and utility entry points.
Barrier Pest Services understands the importance of termite control, extermination and prevention in homes built on a concrete slab. For a slab home or homes with an inaccessible crawlspace, we inspect all areas of the ground floor and the home’s exterior. We can provide an environmentally safe plan of action and custom solution to address any termite issues.
How to Treat Termites in a Crawl Space
We inspect the crawlspace, the interior of any slab areas, and the home’s exterior for crawlspace homes. Inspection of the crawlspace includes identifying any leaking pipes or ductwork and other problems. We’ll also check the moisture content of the wood members in the crawlspace. We provide a detailed inspection report on every visit, as well as any recommendations.
Barrier Pest Services offers a free, no-obligation termite inspection of your home or business. Make an Appointment Today!