Did you know that termite colonies are actively working 24 hours a day and that most infestations are not found until serious damage has been done? Because homeowners insurance doesn’t cover termite damage, it is imperative that you have the proper coverage and protection against these invading pests. Florida is one of the most active termite states in the United States!
Our State Certified Technicians utilize the most effective and environmentally friendly methods of eliminating termites from your home. Our service is available in both the pre-construction and post-construction stages. Pelican Pest Prevention will treat you ethically and fairly in the protection of your home against invading pests and property damaging termite infestations and we stand behind our service with our Damage Repair Warranty.
How it works: Pelican Pest Prevention kills and prevents termites by applying a continuous barrier around the foundation of your structure. Before applying, we must trench and in some cases, drill the part of your foundation in order to prepare for treatment. If termites attempt to penetrate this barrier, they will get the colony-elimination product on them and take it back to the colony since termites are very social insects. Pelican Pest Prevention guarantees treatment and in many cases termite damage with our services!
Price: Your initial price to start a termite contract and install the continuous barrier depends upon the linear footage of your home as well as the termite conducive areas present on the home (see termite tips!). After the initial treatment, you will have a lower regular renewal price and will not have to pay the large initial cost again!
Termite Treatment Benefits:
- $300,000 Damage Repair Warranty (no fine print)
- Pre-Construction & Post Construction Treatments
- Free Inspections with Estimates
- Control and Protection against Subterranean and Formosan Termite Infestations
- Inspections for Real Estate Transactions (customer price $75)
- Annual Inspections with Renewal of Contract
1. Keep all dirt 2 to 3 inches below the first brick
It is important that we are able to see 2 to 3 inches of the concrete foundation around the exterior of the entire home to visually inspect the slab properly for termites. For best results do not place dirt or landscaping within 6 inches of the exterior foundation so the chemical barrier is not broken or disturbed keeping termites from finding a pathway to your home or office.
2. Keep all ivy and plants from growing next to or onto the exterior foundation
Ivy prohibits us from rendering an effective inspection. Ivy also commonly causes a moisture problem and creates a direct path for termites to infest a structure.
3. Avoid stacking firewood or other wood type materials within 25 feet of a home unless it is stacked on a metal base
It is important not to create a bridge for termites with wood touching the ground near the exterior of your house.
4. Avoid using mulch for landscaping near the exterior of the home
Mulch can create an entry way for termites to infest your home. All mulch needs to be 6-12 inches from the foundation. Pine straw and rocks are good alternatives to hardwood mulches.
5. Inspect the outside of home for moisture problems
An area that commonly rots and acts as harborage for termites is masonite siding. The bottom 3 to 4 boards of masonite usually rot within 3 years of installation. It is not uncommon for wooden windows and doors to show signs of moisture within 4 to 5 years of installation, especially when a house has small eaves that provide little protection from direct rain. Caulk around all windows, particularly wooden windows and doors to prevent moisture. Water that drains adjacent to a structure will wick into the wall areas through bricks, mortar joints and weep holes.
6. Keep surrounding dirt around your home moisture free
Rain and sprinkler water should drain away from the home. Remove or redirect sprinkler systems that wet within 8-12 inches of a structure. Gutters and downspouts should be maintained to prevent leaks and proper drainage. Water from rain and sprinkler systems will keep the dirt moist. The moisture that has wicked inside the structure from the dirt above grade can allow termites to live without ground contact.
7. Maintain the barrier protecting your home
Pressure washing your home with sodium hypochlorite (bleach) can deactivate the termiticide. Digging or re-landscaping within 8 inches of your home can break the chemical barrier allowing termites an avenue to your home. It is important to contact Arrow’s office for a retreatment to keep your home protected. Every 5 years, a complete ground barrier treatment should be applied to be effective. Termite renewals should be completed when due.
Buying or Selling You’re Home? Get a WDO from Pelican Today!
A Wood Destroying Organism Report is required in many cases for real-estate transactions. This report protects the buyer and sellers from liability of the home getting infested with wood destroying organisms after the sale. Pelican will inspect for WDO’s such as Termites, Powder Post Beetles, Wood-Decaying Fungi, etc., as well as conducive conditions for these pests such as: Wood to Ground Contact, Dirt Above Grade, and Plants Touching your Home. Pelican inspectors take price in a quality inspection. Pelican guarantees that if a wood destroying organism is found after the sale of the structure, Pelican will perform a treatment for FREE! Our inspector will also inspect for pests and lawn deficiencies as well and provide a complimentary quote at a discounted rate for the new homeowner moving in!
Pelican will perform a Lunch & Learn for real-estate offices so we can educate you more about the WDO process. Just Ask! Call today and get your discounted WDO Report!