Building a Home in Fort Myers or Naples? Consider Termite Protection BEFORE Construction Begins

Florida New Construction Termite Protection

Did you know that the best time to start protecting your home from termites, is before it’s even built?

If you’re in the process of designing a new home, chances are termites are the furthest thing from your mind. However, now is the best time to start thinking about protecting your family and your investment from wood hungry termites. In fact, termite protection in Fort Myers and Naples is such an important part of building a safe home for you and your family to live in, that Florida building code requires termite protection in all new homes.

Even if you home is built using concrete block and stucco (CBS) construction, wood will still be an integral part of your home. During various stages of the home building process the same wood to be used in your home could easily be targeted by termites.

Here are a few ways to minimize your chances of termites feasting in on your property:

  • Use treated lumber
  • Make sure wood scraps or forms are not buried in backfill
  • Install Sentricon stations around the new construction

Being proactive about termite control will provide peace of mind knowing that your home was never compromised during construction and will be safe for years to come. As mentioned, Florida building code requires a form of termite protection utilizing an approved list of products and Sentricon’s Colony Elimination System® with Always Active™ technology is one of them.

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Some benfits to the Sentricon® with Always Active™ technology include:

  1. Proven performance – Doesn’t break down like liquid termiticides do.
  2. Eliminates termite colonies around the property – Traditional chemical barrier treatments do not.
  3. Environmentally safe and responsible – The only termite control product ever to receive the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.
  4. Keeps your home protected year after year without additional costly re-treatments down the road.

How it works:

Our Certified Sentricon Specialists will install Sentricon Stations containing Recruit HD termite bait in the soil, forming a protective ring around the new home site. This system is extremely effective because the bait is preferred by termites over wood, so they devour it faster than wood. The worker termites share the bait, resulting in death to the colony and their queen! This highly effective system offers continuous 24/7 protection that you just can’t find with other forms of termite control.

Larue termite ebookCall us at (800) 314-8813 or contact us online!

Interested in learning more about termites? We’ve written two eBooks that are chock-full of helpful information:

5 Things You Need to Know About Subterranean Termites

7 Tips to Prevent Termites From Eating You Out of House and Home

I sincerely hope this information helps you build the home of your dreams! If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. If you know anyone else who could benefit from reading this post, please SHARE it!

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

– Keith

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  1. Many people do not think about protecting their homes from termites and other pests until after there is a problem. This is a very good thing if you are building a new home. Start protecting your home right off the bat before and prevent future problems.

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