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At Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s, we are proud to be the leader in providing exceptional pre-treatment services for the construction industry in Northern Virginia. One of the best defenses against termites in new buildings is to pre-treat the building materials and construction area. No one wants to learn their brand-new home has termites, which is why it’s essential to take all possible measures to prevent an infestation. Luckily, there are a number of ways to go about preventing termites in new construction.
Pre-construction termite prevention
When building a new structure, there are a number of things that can be done to protect the new build from termites. The most important step in any pre-construction phase is treating the soil before placing slabs. This can form a chemical barrier to prevent termites from getting near the building. Some of the most important methods of preventing termites before, during, and after construction include:
- Treating the lumber used in the build
- Using more termite-resistant materials
- Applying chemicals on all points of contact of wood to the ground.
- Implementing preventative safety measures to ensure the new home is protected
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Termite prevention after construction
Even after construction is completed with termite-resistant materials and techniques, you aren’t completely safe from termites. The only way to prevent termites for good is by receiving regular inspections and implementing preventative methods. Some of these methods include eliminating excess moisture, fixing leaky water pipes, removing dead or decaying wood sources, keeping firewood away from the home, and being cautious of any wood in contact with the ground. The best thing to do to prevent termites, however, is to receive regular inspections by a professional termite exterminator such as Ehrlich.
Professional termite prevention plans
When you use Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s to help prevent termites in new construction, you can rest assured all of the latest technology and most effective treatments are used to keep termites at bay. After construction is complete, our comprehensive protection plans work to ensure termites are not a possibility in your residential or commercial building through IPM practices and regular inspections. To learn more about how we can help prevent termites in new construction, call our team today!Back to Termite Exterminators, Control & Removal
Preventing Termites in New Construction in Virginia
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