Termite Trouble? Turn to Smash Pest Control for Termite Control Services

Termites are known as “silent destroyers” for good reason. Did you know that these tiny invaders can inflict thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home before you start to see signs of an infestation? As a homeowner, it’s best to be vigilant and invest in quality termite control services that feature a combination of regular inspections and treatments when needed.

Although termites don’t pose a direct danger to humans as they’re not disease carriers (like mosquitoes and rodents), they can leave behind a path of destruction that can significantly impact your home’s structural integrity.

Before your infestation reaches that point, schedule an appointment with Smash Pest Control. Call us today or request your free estimate online.

How To Get Rid of Termites

Protecting your home from the most destructive pest on the planet is vitally important. So at Smash Pest Control, we only use a product that has been considered the best product since it launched 15 years ago.

Termidor to the Rescue

Termidor is a liquid termiticide that is applied to the soil around the foundation of your home to create an impenetrable barrier against termite activity. What sets Termidor apart from its inferior counterparts is its ability to remain effective in the soil for remarkably long periods of time.

Termidor vs. Sentricon (& Other Bait Systems)

The advantage of Termidor over bait systems, like Sentricon, is its ability and efficiency to eliminate a termite infestation quickly. Termidor is guaranteed to eliminate an entire colony that comes in contact with its product in 90 days or less.

Bait systems simply cannot compete with that level of efficiency. In fact, companies that use bait systems are known to use liquid treatments as part of their control when active infestations are found during initial treatments.

Our Three-Year Price Guarantee

Termidor is generally known to be a more expensive solution compared to baiting systems, but at Smash Pest Control, we offer a three-year price guarantee. If our price for Termidor isn’t cheaper than the three-year cost of using a baiting system, we will match it – guaranteed!

How Do I Know if I Have Termites?

Subterranean termites – the most common termite found in Tennessee – cause an estimated $5 billion in damage to structures in the United States every year according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The key to successfully combating a termite infestation is early intervention. 

Call Smash Pest Control if you see any of these potential signs of termite damage::

  • Swarms of termites. This is a sign that there is a colony of termites either on your property or nearby your property. Termites that have reached reproductive maturity grow wings and leave the nest to scout a location to establish a new colony.
  • Termite wings. Flying termites shed their wings after they’ve mated. After a termite swarm, you may find discarded wings around windows, doors, or light sources.
  • Mud tubes. This is exactly what it sounds like – tunnels that termites make out of soil to protect themselves from predators. These tubes also seal in moisture as dehydration is a significant risk for termites. Mud tubes may appear on walls, foundations, or crawl spaces.
  • Stuck windows and doors. Windows and door frames are often the first target for termites because wood is exposed and easy to access. If you have a window or door that has suddenly become harder to close, it may be an early indication of termite damage.
  • Hollow-sounding wood. Termite damage isn’t always readily visible because they often consume wood from the inside out – which leaves the outer layers intact. Try this test: knock on a few wooden surfaces in your home. If the wood sounds hollow or papery, it could be a sign of a termite infestation.
  • Buckling or sagging floors. Termite damage can result in buckling or sagging floors in more advanced infestations. Wood flooring will weaken as termites eat through their preferred snack – the subfloor. Take one wrong step and you could end up going through the floor.
Close up of worker and Soldier termites
Damaged Wood Wall by Termites

How Often Should I Have a Termite Inspection?

You don’t have to wait until termites have moved in and started destroying your home to do something about it.

We encourage homeowners to take a proactive stance against these wreckful pests by scheduling a termite inspection once a year. This gives you the best chance to spot early warning signs and smash your termite problem before they can do too much damage.

Is Termite Damage Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

Your homeowners’ insurance policy is there to help you recover losses when your property is damaged, but be sure to read the fine print. Most insurance policies classify termite damage as a preventable issue and will not cover repair expenses that can be attributed to termites. This is just one more reason to take termite prevention seriously by booking annual inspections.

For the Ultimate Protection Against Termites, Request Your Free Estimate Today

Treat your home like the safe haven it is and protect it from termites. Get in touch with Smash Pest Control now to set up your termite inspection. If you already have a termite problem, you can trust our team of licensed pest control technicians to take care of it the right way. Reach out to us online or give us a call at 615-551-4029.

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