Termites are notorious for the damage they wreak on buildings. Many species are harmless to humans and their property, however, the few in our area that do cause damage, cause a lot. Feasting on cellulose, contained in wood and it’s by-products, these species cause millions of dollars in damage within Arizona each year.
How big of an issue are termites in the Valley?Termites are so prevalent in the Valley that it is required to have a pretreatment done for termites prior to building a new home or structure. This pretreatment comes standard with a 5 year warranty at MasterTech. The most common termite in Arizona is the Subterranean Termite. Like its name “Subterranean” this termite primarily colonizes underground. Being subterranean by nature these termites can sneak into a home by coming up from underneath a home using cracks in the slab/foundation and begin causing damage without the home owner even being aware.
PREVENTING AND INSPECTING FOR A POSSIBLE TERMITE INFESTATIONThe best way to prevent a Subterranean Termite infestation is to keep an active chemical barrier around the home. Usually after a new homes pretreat and 5 year warranty has expired the home is now a target for Subterranean Termites. If your not sure if your house has termites MasterTech will schedule you a FREE Inspection and have a certified professional inspect it for you. In most cases involving the purchase or refinance of a property in Arizona it is mandatory to have a WDIIR (Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report) filled out. Mastertech offers this service as well .
Treatment OptionsMasterTech offers a variety of treatment options, including Pretreatments, Spot Treatments, Perimeter Treatments, and our Perimeter Plus Treatments.
- Pretreatments are for new builds and reconstructions.
- Spot Treatments target a minor infestation, where activity is confined to a single area.
- Perimeter Treatments, as the name implies, treat the perimeter of a structure. A perimeter treatment is the most common treatment for homes in Arizona, and is done as a preventive measure or for active infestations. MasterTech warranties perimeter treatments for up to 10 years!
- Perimeter Plus Treatments are the most protection for your home. They not only treat the perimeter of your home but also the interior of the foundation as well. All plumbing access points that work as entry points into a structure for Termites are also addressed with Perimeter Plus. MasterTech warranties Perimeter Plus treatments for up to 10 years as well!
Termidor for Termite ControlMasterTech is a proud applicator of America’s #1 termite control product, Termidor. Termidor uses an advanced technology that is undetected by termites, and with its unique transfer effect the product transfers throughout entire colonies, successfully eliminating them.
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