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Termite Pre-treatment

Termite Pre-treatment

D & D Pest Control Co. provides termite Pre-treatment for contractors, home builders, and homeowners building new homes in Jacksonville / Onslow County North Carolina 28540.

Building construction employs several different types of foundations that need to be termite treated.

  • Crawlspace
  • Slab
  • Basements
  • Posts

Each type requires special treatment measures in order to achieve effective termite control.

Many people believe that buildings constructed on a slab are free from being infested by termites.

The fact is, slab construction is especially vulnerable. And all three types of slab construction ( monolithic, floating slab, and supported slab) offer many opportunities for termites to enter and infest. Expansion joints, cracks due to foundation failure or settling, and small gaps around plumbing pipes are just a few entry points.

New Construction Homes on a crawlspace require soil pre-treatment of the interior foundation wall soil, around piers, plumbing pipes, chimneys, etc…

During the construction phase of a new home, the pre-treatment should be performed after the grading and back-filling have been done or what is called the final grade.

The primary thing to remember is not to disturb or shift soil after it has been treated. Shifting the soil breaks the pre-treatment barrier formed the termidicide, which protects the property from a termite infestation.

Standard Termite Pre-treatment Procedures

  • Trench and treat all interior foundation walls
  • Treat all block voids, chimneys, double foundation walls, etc..
  • Treach and treat all supporting piers & plumbing pipes.
  • Treat all dirt-filled porches, patio slabs, garage slabs etc…
  • Trench and treat around exterior foundation walls after all final grade has been performed or landscaping is complete.

Scheduling a new construction pre-treatment

We generally require 24-hour advance notification for the scheduling of pretreats. However, most of the time we are able to respond faster if we have a technician in the area. All D & D Pest Control Co. trucks are equipped to perform termite pre-treatments.

Cost of a Termite Pre-treatment

The cost of a pretreat depends on a number of calculations. Type of construction, square footage of the home, square footage of all slabs, and type of chemical to be used.

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