When you suspect there are termites in your home, it is no small deal. Termites threaten the integrity of a home, destroy wood in the structure as well as wood flooring, and make it very difficult to sell your home without taking care of all the termites and the damage they caused. Therefore, if you think there may be termites in your home, it is important to contact Miller Pest & Termite right away.
There are a number of indications termites are gnawing away at the wood in your home. You may find termite shelter tubes or underground tunnels at the base of your home or other entry points. These shelters are how termites transport food and take shelter when they aren’t working. Another indication is earthen packing on the surface of hole, often on the foundation of a home. You also may find soft spots in your wood, sagging floors, cracked plaster, and wood that crumbles easily. These signs mean termites have taken the inside of the wood in your home, leaving only the surface and weakened interior behind.
And perhaps the most unnerving sign of termites is that you may be able to hear a bad infestation of termites. Termites communicate with each other by tapping signals and as the signal travels from one termite to the next, and noises can sometimes be heard from the inside of your home.
At Miller Pest & Termite we want to provide you with peace of mind. We offer termite inspections for free so if you have suspicions about termites in your home or office you can get a professional opinion before proceeding with a treatment. We are also proud to offer a termite treatment proven to exterminate all termites in a non-invasive, environmentally conscious way.
Our termite treatment is called Sentricon. Thirty universities have tested its effectiveness and the EPA and U.S. Department of Agriculture have tested it as well. All have found Sentricon to be effective in eliminating entire termite colonies. This provides a greater peace of mind for our customers because some of our competitors use methods that are only guaranteed to kill the worker termites and not the queen. If the queen is left alive, this can create more termite problems in your home down the road.
The way Sentricon works is, we place stations around the exterior of your home with bait that attracts termites. Each station has enough cellulose power to kill millions of termites. And this bait is proven to be even more appealing to termites than wood. We guarantee this process will eliminate the entire colony, including the queen.
We follow up the extermination process with another visit to your home just to verify the problem is taken care of completely. And unlike our competitors, we won’t do any exterior or interior drilling, place any chemicals in the ground outside your home, or arrive with a truck full of chemicals. Miller Pest and Termite will track the termites, place the traps, and let Sentricon do its work.
If you are buying, selling, or refinancing your home, you may need to get a termite inspection during the process. We do real estate inspections using the NPMA-33 form used by all real estate agents in Des Moines. If you are buying or selling a home, we recommend you have us come do this inspection in your home early on in the process so there aren’t any hold-ups or surprises when you are farther along in the closing. We will provide you with the forms you need within a few hours of the inspection, allowing you to pursue treatment if you need to.
If you have any questions about the real estate inspection process or about termite inspections in general, contact us today at Miller Pest & Termite. We will take care of your termite problem and make sure your home is ready to sell or buy in no time.