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Why Termite Inspections Are So Important

termite damage found in a home

What is the best way to avoid problems? Do everything you can to prevent them of course! You go to do the dentist every six months to prevent tooth decay, you go to the doctor every year for a physical to make sure that everything is as it should be, you take your car to get its oil changed and tires rotated, and you have your homes heating and air-conditioning system serviced each year. But, what about protecting your home from something that is responsible for causing over $5 billion dollars worth of damages each year and that usually isn’t covered by homeowner insurance. Are you protecting your Lexington, KY home from being invaded by and severely damaged by termites? One of the best preventative measures that you can take for your home is to schedule regular termite inspections; regular termite inspections can catch an infestation in its infantile stages and allow for the quick elimination of these small insects that can cause major structural damages.

The big problem when it comes to termites and why preventative inspections are so important is that when a home is infested and being damaged by termites it will look no different on the outside from a home that is termite free. Termites enter into homes silently and can work for months or even years undetected; and once signs start to show, unfortunately, it usually means that severe damages have already been done. Termites left untreated can cause serious structural damages inside of Lexington homes, they can cause floors to buckle, walls to become paper thin, ceilings to droop, windows and doors to become warped, and in extreme cases can cause your home to be unsafe to live in.

Termite inspectors are highly trained, educated, experienced, and meticulous in their inspections; they can determine the presence of termites way before you can or someone with a less trained eye could. This is why scheduling regular termite inspections from the Lexington, KY termite professionals at Action Pest Control is so important. In addition to regular termite inspections, we highly recommend installing the Sentricon® System with Always Active™. Sentricon® with Always Active™ utilizes bait stations that are placed discreetly in the ground around the structure they are protecting. The stations are filled with a slow acting “always active” bait that the workers find as they are foraging for food. This bait has actually been scientifically proven to be more appealing to termites than wood. The workers take the bait back to the colony and it begins to slowly kill off the colony, and because it is slow acting, the bait isn’t able to be detected by the colony. The bait begins to work immediately, slowly killing off the colony without the termites being any the wiser! Sentricon® with Always Active™ works to kill the ENTIRE colony, including their leader - the queen. This bait system is a great tool to eliminate an active infestation or as a preventative measure to protect a home from ever being invaded, it provides a protective barrier around your home that won't allow destructive termites inside!

To schedule a termite inspection for your Louisville, KY property or to learn more about the highly effective, eco-friendly, non-invasive Sentricon® with Always Active™, give Action Pest Control a call today!