Activ Pest Solutions provides state of the art Termite treatments to protect your home and provide you the peace of mind you deserve!
Annually, termites cause over a billion dollars in damage to homes across North America. That’s more than fires, storms, and earthquakes combined. With destruction this significant, it’s obvious that when choosing a Pest Management company, you need to select the very best. Activ Pest Solutions has set the bar in professional termite protection!
Many people are surprised to find out that your home can be warrantied against future damage by performing a preventative treatment. This includes both existing homes as well as new construction. Once the home is properly inspected and found to be termite free, Activ Pest Solutions can perform a minimally invasive Perimeter treatment on your structure and provide you with the same warranty a homeowner receives after a full treatment. This warranty protects against future infestation and includes annual inspections and reports by one of our certified technicians. In the event that your home changes hands, this warranty is fully transferable to the new homeowner.
Typically, these full treatments are done once termites are discovered within the structure, either by one of our inspectors, the homeowner or a contractor. In the event that you find evidence of termites in your home, or are concerned that there may be unaddressed issues, one of our certified technicians will perform a thorough inspection of the entire property. This is to establish the full extent of any infestation that may be present. The inspection is detailed and will include the entire scope of the structure including garages, crawlspaces, exterior perimeter, basements, etc.
A proper termite inspection can be extensive and time consuming, yet it is a vital step in the process. Occasionally, a customer will call and ask for a price or a “ballpark guestimate” to be given over the phone. We understand that the realization one has termites can spark fear and concern and some folk are interested in finding quick answers. Simply put, we cannot and will not quote a price over the phone without having first performed a thorough inspection. Some companies will and this should always raise a flag with you, the consumer. It is our belief that your home is your most prized possession and deserves our full attention. Since there is no standardization on inspections, it is virtually impossible for someone to give an accurate evaluation without being on site. Many variables in the infestation and the construction will determine both the proposed treatment method and the cost.
Additionally, many people confuse an “estimate” with an “inspection”. These are two separate things. It is impossible to provide an estimate without doing a thorough inspection first. Due to the time we will invest for you, we do charge a minimal inspection fee, although if we perform a treatment, this fee is generally waived. Regardless of how many other companies have previously inspected your home, our technician will still treat the structure as though it hasn't been touched, as with many things, not all inspectors and companies are created equal. Far too often we find areas of concern that have been overlooked and left unaddressed by others that may have come before us.
Treatment methods can vary by company also. Some companies use methods that, while they claim to be “green’ or “environmentally friendly” do little to quickly resolve an existing termite infestation. Often these programs include monitoring stations and regularly scheduled inspections and annual fees for these services can significantly add to the cost. The truth is that virtually all termiticides used today, when applied properly, pose little or no concern to you, your family, pets or the environment. Speak to one of our certified termite technicians if you have any questions regarding our treatments or proposals you may have received from others. We will be glad to answer any concerns you may have and many clients find peace of mind simply by weighing all their options with us. When circumstances dictate we can often start your treatment the very same day!
If you are considering having work done on your crawlspace, it is absolutely vital that you contact us prior to any work being performed. Once an encapsulation is completed it is considerably more difficult, if not impossible, for us to perform a thorough termite inspection or treatment on your home. There is not only a decrease in areas that are visible or accessible, but should termites be found after the process is complete, there is a good chance much of your encapsulation will need to be removed to address the issue. This will significantly add to the cost of your treatment due to removal and re-installation.
Prior to the encapsulation process there is a specialized treatment that we can perform on your home to prevent you from having this concern. This Pre-Encapsulation treatment is done after an initial inspection and usually in addition to either a preventative or full termite treatment.
Be aware that there is a correct way to encapsulate a crawl and many companies seem to fall short of this. Some applications can cause substantial secondary problems that include moisture, mold/fungi, termites and other structure invading pests, and many other issues.
No one spends more time in a crawlspace than us. We are extremely knowledgeable regarding what is best for you and your home. If you are considering having this type of work done, we can point you in the right direction as well as assist in helping you locate a reputable company to perform the work. We will ensure that your home is free of termites and it is safe to move forward with the encapsulation process. When we perform the Pre-Encapsulation/Termite treatment you will receive the same protection and warranty as all the rest of our clients. Now that's peace of mind!