Termite Inspection

Protect Your Home with Expert Termite Inspections.

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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.

Termites can cause severe damage to your home, making regular termite inspections a crucial part of home maintenance. At Barrier Pest Services, we offer comprehensive termite inspections to identify and treat any termite infestations in your home.

Our experienced technicians use the latest techniques and tools to detect the presence of termites, including subterranean and Formosan termites, and provide effective treatment solutions. We also offer annual inspections to ensure your home remains termite-free. Don’t let termites damage your home; contact Barrier Pest Services today for a professional termite inspection.

The Best Termite Bond & Protection Warranty in the Business

The following three items make Barrier Pest Services termite control bond the best in the business:

  1. For 99% of the homes that we treat, we can provide a damage repair warranty.
    Damage repair is one of the essential features of our termite control warranty. If subterranean termites cause new damage to your home, we’ll fix this damage at no charge to you. If termites reinfest the structure, many companies will only cover retreatment of your home, and your homeowner’s insurance will not cover subterranean termite damage. If your home has previous termite damage or if all areas are not accessible, your home might only qualify for our retreatment warranty.
  2. All of our termite contracts cover against Formosan subterranean termites.
    Originally from China, the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus) is a species that first appeared in the Charleston area in the 1950s. The Formosan termite is subterranean and can be very destructive to structures. Formosan termites can store water in carton nests in walls, and colony sizes can be ten times larger than the area native Eastern Subterranean termite species (Reticulitermes flavipes). Many companies have chosen to exclude coverage for Formosan termites or charge additional fees for this protection. Using the best products for all of our treatments, we can include coverage for all subterranean termites.
  3. Our warranties are lifetime and fully transferable.
    Let us help protect your home. Once we treat your home, we will inspect it annually for termites. Our termite bonds renew annually, but we do not limit the renewal period to 5 or 10 years. Most companies will charge a yearly renewal and then will charge for the retreatment of your home. When you renew your warranty yearly with Barrier Pest Services, we will cover retreatments at any time.

Protect Your Home

Our Termite Extermination Process

Our termite extermination process begins with a thorough inspection of your property. We use state-of-the-art technology to identify the location of termites, including areas with high moisture content or wood damage. Once we identify the problem areas, we will recommend a comprehensive treatment plan based on the severity of the infestation and your property’s unique needs.

Our treatment options include:

  1. Liquid Termiticides: This treatment involves applying a liquid chemical barrier around the perimeter of your property to kill and repel termites.
  2. Baiting Systems: Baiting systems are designed to attract termites and eliminate them over time. They can be an effective long-term solution to termite infestations.

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 duct work 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.

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.

Barrier Pest Services offers a no-obligation, free termite inspection of your home or business. Make an Appointment Today!

Need a termite inspection? Call the Charleston pest control pros from Barrier Pest Services today at (843) 225-8250 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!