Termite Pre-Treatment for New Construction – Springfield, MO
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Termite pre-treatment to new structures is something everyone should do. It is affordable, and so effective, when compared to post construction treatments. Wise and savvy architects always specify pre-treatment, knowledgeable builders include it in every structure they erect, and prospective buyers should demand it for any new house they buy or build.
Pre-treatment is far better than post treatment. Post treatment (after you get termites) is actually a “spot” treatment. You can drill a thousand holes, but there will still be places that can’t be reached, no matter how hard the exterminator tries. With a proper pre-treatment, the soil next to the foundations is treated with a termiticide and is sealed in after the foundations are in place.
Pre-treatment is applied during construction, at certain times, depending on the type of structure. Properly treated structures are usually able to resist termites for a much longer period of time, and termiticides applied during construction are generally applied to areas that are unavailable after construction is complete. That one fact alone makes pre-treatments preferable to post treatments.