Pretreatment is applied to new structures and treats the soil of the foundation of these structures. When properly distributed they are able to resist termites for an extended period of time. Certain areas in pretreatment are unavailable after construction is complete making this a vital first step.
Termite Prevention & Inspections
An average of three to four colonies can live within your yard at any time, making annual treatment and inspections an important part of termite prevention. Though you can take steps to keep them away such as storing wood far from your home and making sure moisture is reduced, termites cannot be controlled using a do-it-yourself method.
Post treatment is performed on a completed structure to ensure that termites will encounter the areas of treated soil before entering a home or business.
A WDO inspection not only checks for subterranean termites and dry wood termites, but will also include wood destroying beetles and wood decaying fungi. These pests can cost homeowners hundreds of millions of dollar every year in treatment and repair costs. A thorough inspection by a qualified WDO inspector is in the buyers best interest and an important part of the home-buying process.