Mosquito Squad of Columbia Answers the Million Dollar Question of What Is My Termite Bond Really Worth?

Author: Mosquito Squad of Columbia

The Midlands area of South Carolina lies in one of the most heavily termite infested regions in the nation. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. As a result of their stealth nature, US residents spend an estimated five billion dollars annually to control termites and repair termite damage. Here in the Southeast United States, termites cause more damage to homes than fire or theft.

Many homeowners look to termite professionals to obtain what is known as a termite bond as a way to have confidence that their structure is protected from termites.  You have probably heard the term “termite bond” before because this term is readily used within the pest control industry and among homeowners. A termite bond is not a protection guarantee. It’s a service guarantee between the homeowner and the termite company. It indicates that if termites are found in a house, the company will treat at no cost. This can mean that from a protection standpoint, the bond is only worth as much as the paper it is written on.

Many companies that offer a termite bond offer either a 5 year or 10 year bond. This means you will pay a large up front fee. They will treat the house and you will then be placed under their termite bond. Many termite companies do not inspect on an annual basis as they should nor do they maintain a respective level of communication keeping homeowners aware of what is (or is not) lurking under or around their home! The effective life of many termite chemicals ranges from about 10-15 years. At 10 years, when the life of the chemical is running out, the company will then ask for more money to retreat your house in order to renew your bond for another 5 or 10 year period.

The termite protection we offer here at Mosquito Squad of Columbia goes far beyond the bond. We offer homeowners a termite damage guarantee which covers your home for not 5 or 10 years, but the lifetime of your home. This means once you pay the initial treatment fee and continue paying your yearly renewal fee you are covered for life or as long as you own the house. Not only is our service affordable, it also provides peace of mind in knowing your home is protected. We stand behind the effectiveness of our treatment. We stand behind our technicians and we stand behind the inspectors who are inspecting your home. Our way is a more cost-effective and proactive approach to termite control and protection!

Our termite services include:

  • Comprehensive inspections and reporting – this includes on-site home inspection with LED imaging
  • Comprehensive termite treatment & protection – including liquid termiticides, termite bait stations and construction pre-treats
  • Structural moisture control – this can include one of more of the following: moisture barriers, French drains, sump pumps, guttering, foundation vents and encapsulation
  • Termite damage repairs

Your home is likely to be the single-biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. Our termite service can ensure that your home is protected against the damages caused by termites.