Termites are the last thing you ever expected to invade your home. Surprisingly, termite treatment is not covered by your homeowner’s insurance. Finding the right termite treatment for your home can be a daunting task but the experts at Rose Pest Solutions are here to help you make a more educated decision. We are going to take a look at two termite treatments that Rose has to offer. Everyone has their own preference and different components will dictate which termite treatment is right for your home. Some companies swear by the conventional liquid termite treatment method. Others are advocates of green termite control by Sentricon or a similar baiting system. How do you know what is better? Which one do you go with??
Sentricon or Termidor?
The choice comes down to personal preference. There are amazing results with each method. Both treatment methods get rid of termites. I always encourage our customers to price out both, read as much literature about both methods as you can, then decide what will work for your property on a personal level. Here are some things you can use to help in making your decision.
5 Factors to help you choose the best termite treatment for your home
- Cost. Sentricon and Termidor treatments are estimated based on linear footage around the perimeter of your home. There’s quite a bit more labor involved with Termidor treatments, so know that if that method’s estimate is more costly, that’s probably why.
- Warranty. Sentricon is guaranteed for as long as you have stations in the ground on your property. Annual renewal fees are typically around 10% of the initial cost. Think of that fee like an insurance plan. Termidor is guaranteed by the manufacturer of the product for 10 years. Once the liquid is in the ground, the warranty is active.
- The Green Factor. Sentricon is a green termite baiting system, which means no chemicals. It’s 100% green. And termites prefer it over any amount of wood that your house could contain. Going this route is like a hug from Mother Nature.Aesthetics. Termidor treatments can involve things like digging, trenching, tearing up your lawn, etc. the entire perimeter of your property. Sentricon stations don’t require boring, trenching or any of that. They go straight down into the ground about 8-10 inches and are placed about every 10 feet around the house. The caps are low profile so when you mow the lawn, they shouldn’t be in the way.
Service. Sentricon’s new bait is called “Always Active” because it totally is. Dow requires the installing operator to come check things out at least once a year to monitor how quickly the bait is being eaten by termites. Our company likes to come out about 3 times a year (spring, summer, fall) to see our customers and make sure they’re 100% happy. With Termidor, you’ll find that some companies will do the treatment, then consider it a done deal, so make sure you ask about repeat check-ups and if that’s part of the warranty.
Educate yourself before buying
Check out the Sentricon website: www.sentricon.com. They have some videos that explain the entire system in a really easy-to-understand way. Also check out the Termidor website: http://www.termidorhome.com/. Termites can cause great damage to the structure of your home and we are happy to help you keep termites out. Lucky for you, there are great options available to protect your home from termites. We offer both options to suit your needs. And educating yourself prior to hiring a company will give you extra peace of mind. 🙂