Termites are a very real problem in Mississippi; a termite control plan is highly recommended. The damage termites cause exceeds damaged by natural disasters such as earthquakes, fires, and storms combined. They are prevalent in the outdoor environment, and for each termite you see, there are hundreds you can’t see.
One acre can hold 13 to 14 colonies, and a termite can enter your home through a gap smaller than the thickness of one sheet of paper. Termites can’t distinguish the difference between a log in the yard and the wood in your home; they simply are looking for food and your home is just another food source. Worse yet, homeowners insurance doesn’t cover termite damage.
Tri-County Termite Control Services
If you are going to protect your home from termite damage, it is critical that you have a certified and experienced termite control company monitoring your property on a consistent basis. Tri-County Pest Control has the expertise necessary to inspect, monitor, and put together effective treatment plans that keep your home free of termites and termite damage. When you call Tri-County you can rest assured knowing you will receive:
One of our well-trained Service Technicians will visit your premises and perform a thorough exterior/interior inspection. An inspection will consist of evaluating all locations on your property which can be prone to termite infestations, such as the soil around the perimeter of your home, structural wood, and the roof. We will also look for any signs of possible plumbing leaks.
Corrective and/or Preventative Treatment Plans
Once we complete our inspection, you will receive a treatment plan which utilizes the latest, most effective termite removal methods and is customized to meet the needs of your situation. This plan will remove existing termites (if present) and we will include a regular termite control plan to prevent future infestations.
Unbeatable customer service
At Tri-County, you are not just another client. Previous customers will tell you that our company truly cares about each of our clients; this is why they continue to recommend us to others. Customers know we are a locally owned and family-run business that will always be here to take care of our customers.
Whether you are suspicious of termite activity or are proactively seeking to protect your home or business, Tri-County is the business you want protecting your investment with termite control now and in the future. Call us at (662) 840-1163 to talk to our knowledgeable technicians and schedule a free evaluation and price quote.
Ask us about our Retreat Warranty and Replacement Warranty to learn about how we stand behind our work.
Termite Control FAQs
What kinds of termite treatment do you offer?
Termite treatment plans at Tri-County Pest Control are customized to your unique situation and can include:
- Pre-treatment for new construction: Termite treatment is applied to the soil before pouring the concrete slab for new construction. If you build a home/business in Mississippi, a Termite Pre-treatment is required by Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry.
- Re-treatment or post-construction treatment for existing structures: Termite treatment is applied to an existing building or structure by trenching around the foundation and filling the trench with the appropriate amount of treatment solution before putting the soil back in. This may require drilling where concrete meets existing structures.
- Corrective Applications: Termite treatment that addresses active termite activity on the property. A customized plan will be tailored to the location and level of infestation.
How does termite removal work?
Tri-County currently uses two types of termite control and eradication. We use a conventional method of treatment using Termidor HE and baiting systems. Most of our client prefer treatment with Termidor HE which is the most effective material for termite control available. Termidor HE works a lot like bait with a transfer effect throughout the colony. This treatment has a low Impact on the environment and is a non-repellent. The maintenance cost is lower making it a favorite for most.
We also have a Termite Baiting system for clients that prefer this type of treatment. The baiting system cost is usually about the same initially but the maintenance cost per year will be higher. The baiting system works a lot like the Termidor HE treatment except it is in stations that around the perimeter of your home approximately10-20 feet apart.
Both types of treatments, although different active ingredients, still have a transfer effect through the colony that will eradicate your termite infestation.
If I sprayed the termites I found inside my house with an aerosol termite killer will that take care of the infestation?
NO! When you see termites, there are always more termites that you cannot see and will not be killed by your spray. If you have seen termites in your house, you have an active termite infestation and need to call Tri-County professionals immediately before further damage is done. We will determine where the termites came from and eradicated any termites hiding in places you could not treat with your aerosol spray.
Our customized plan will include both eradication and prevention, so no re-infestation occurs.
I have heard mulch causes termites; should I stop using it in my flower beds?
When using Termidor HE or Baits (a non-repellent termiticide), mulching can be used in flower beds but keep in mind that these guidelines listed below create a much less conducive environment for Termites. Using organic mulches such as ground bark, dried leaves, and pine straw will help control weeds, conserve moisture in the soil and makes flower beds look neat and attractive. Using mulch is fine as long as you follow these important guidelines:
- Do not pile mulch against the foundation of the house, and especially to pile up near the siding.
- It is best to maintain a mulch-free strip immediately adjacent to the foundation wall approximately 2 feet wide. In this area apply a non-organic mulch instead such as gravel or rubber mulches.
If I find decaying logs in my yard that have termites, do I need to kill the termites, so they don’t get to my home or business?
It is not possible, nor practical, to kill all the termites in your yard. Leave them alone; they are doing what they should be doing. If you see one colony on your property, there are probably more, so just use this information as a reminder to make sure you have adequate termite protection of your home or business.
If you are not sure when your house was last treated, call Tri-County and have our experienced team come out and do a free inspection. We will discuss preventative measures and customize a prevention plan for your property.
How much will it cost to treat my home or business?
Treatment cost will vary depending on many factors:
- the size of the structure, construction materials
- type of treatment needed
- type of contract (damage repair, re-treatment, or pre-treatment).
At Tri-County Pest Control we understand that cost is an important factor for our customers, and we offer a free inspection and price quote, so you know exactly what the cost of treatment will be.
How can I make my home or business less susceptible to termites?
There are numerous actions you can take to reduce the vulnerability of your home to termites:
- Reduce any excessive moisture issues in and around your home, especially in crawl spaces and basements. Repairing leaky pipes, water lines, and fixtures that may be wetting wooden parts of your home is critical as termites need moisture to live and breed in the structures they inhabit.
- Stack firewood and any other wooden items/lumber several feet away from your home.
- Plant flower beds and other frequently watered plants such as shrubs at least 3’ from the house foundation.
- Keep wood-containing mulches at least 2 feet from your foundation
- Use pressure treated wood for decks and porches
- Prevent if possible wood-soil contact with your siding and also with wood decks using concrete piers.