Have you ever wondered why your home insurance doesn’t cover termite damage? Unlike other pests that can be seen and quickly dealt with, termites can pose an ongoing challenge. It’s essential to maintain proper pest control in your home before and after you move in — or, better yet, before construction begins on the property. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of termite pretreatment.

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Before you build your new home or business, take preemptive steps to protect it with termite pretreatment.

What Is Termite Pretreatment?

Termite pretreatment protects your property from termites’ destructive power. This process begins before construction and continues throughout your building’s life. Termite pretreatment aims to prevent damage by eliminating or reducing the number of termites in the area before they infest your property.

When is Termite Pre-Treatment Required in Florida?

In the state of Florida, it is required to receive a termite pre-treatment in the following scenerios. This is required when performing new construction, for example; adding a new structure (a room, deck, closet, etc) to your home or business. Before the final approval, the state of Florida requires a pre-treatment certificate in order to further move forward with the process. Royal Pest & Termite Inc. offers same-day pre-treatment services and certificates to customers.

How to Pretreat for Termites

Termites are small, hardworking insects that live in soil and wood. Left unchecked, they can cause significant damage to your home, making preconstruction termite treatments your first line of defense against termites. At Royal Pest & Termite, Inc., we perform termite pretreatment services to help prevent infestations from occurring, including:

  • Soil preconstruction treatments: Start protecting your home from termite damage with soil preconstruction treatments. Pretreating for termite control helps to create a barrier between your soil and the home’s foundation, preventing termites from getting anywhere near your future home.
  • Lumber preconstruction treatments: Treating wood before use in construction projects involves coating the materials with a chemical compound to prevent termites from destroying it. This method works best with other preventive measures to prevent infestations after construction.

Our Service Benefits

If you live in South Florida, you’ve likely seen termite presences. These opportunistic pests will eat through many materials, including wood, drywall and PVC, so getting rid of full-blown infestations can be challenging and costly.

Termite pretreatment is critical because it stops an infestation before it starts to protect your investment. This service has other benefits, too.

1. Deter Termites From Hard-to-Reach Places

Pretreatment can prevent future damage in hard-to-reach areas like crawlspaces or under concrete slabs. It can also stop termite colonies from developing in your building, helping you to avoid complex and continuous post-construction pest control. A post-construction treatment only manages infestation symptoms after it has already occurred, while a pretreatment can prevent the problem.

2. Retain Property Structure and Value

It only takes one colony of termites to cause structural damage to your home. Pretreatment services help ensure your structure’s longevity. 

3. Prevent Costly Repairs

It’s never too soon to protect your home from termites. A pretreated home will help prevent even the earliest stages of a termite infestation. Pretreatment can stop termite colonies from developing in your building, helping you avoid costly home repairs.

4. Receive Peace of Mind

With termite control products, you can prevent termites from invading hard-to-reach areas like crawlspaces and under concrete slabs. Pretreatment will give you peace of mind while protecting your home and belongings.

Get Termite Pretreatment With Royal Pest & Termite, Inc.

When you pretreat your home, you do more than defend your home against termites — you protect yourself. Contact Royal Pest & Termite, Inc. today to stop termite infestations before they start.