Termite Treatment in Colorado Springs and the Surrounding Areas
Termites do over $5 Billion in property damages a year – how will you protect your home?
While people worry about a fire or storm damaging their home, statistics show that damage caused by termites is far more likely. By calling Mug-A-Bug, you can be assured of a professional inspection, recommendation, and program for preventing termites or dealing with current termite activity. Our termite treatment for Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas can save you more than you’d expect!
How will Mug-A-Bug identify my termite problem?
First, we will conduct a thorough and meticulous inspection of your home and property. A professional termite pest control technician will inspect your home from top to bottom, from basement to crawl space to exterior. After a thorough evaluation of your property, we will recommend a termite treatment plan for your Colorado Springs home that is tailored to your situation – your home’s construction and the degree of termite infestation and damages present.
How will Mug-A-Bug treat my termite problem?
Mug-A-Bug uses the latest in termite pest control technology to protect your home. We use the most advanced and effective termiticides on the market today. Premise 75WP or Termidor are remarkable termite pest control products offering unprecedented results. Premise or Termidor are two termiticides that combine a unique transfer effect or mode of action, unmatched termite control, offer long residuals, and the ability to manage colonies fast, all in a low-dose, low-odor formulations.
Does my termite treatment come with a warranty?
Your termite treatment for your Colorado Springs home is warrantied for one year, allowing for re-treatment at no additional cost if further infestations are found. At your anniversary date, you may join Mug-A-Bug’s many satisfied customers with our annual renewal termite treatment warranty program, consisting of yearly inspections. Your warranty is also transferable to any new homeowner looking for termite treatment in Colorado Springs, should your home be sold during the warranty period. Your best protection for your real estate investment is too extend your annual renewals each year!
Wood Destroying Insect Reports for Real Estate Transactions:
Each year, we perform hundreds of these inspections, which may be required before a home or building is sold or refinanced. Commonly called a “WDIR” (Wood Destroying Insect Report), its purpose is to inspect for any signs of visibly accessible evidence of termites, carpenter ants, wood infesting beetles, or carpenter bees that may be present in and around your home. All of our inspections are performed by termite pest control professionals. Both seller and buyer should be aware that a WDI Report covers only what an inspector concludes from what is visible on the date of the inspection only.
Mug-A-Bug also offers soil pre-treats as a preventative termite treatment for new Colorado Springs construction projects as well.
Why should I choose Mug-A-Bug for termites?
Not all termite companies are the same, that’s why more people choose Mug-A-Bug for total termite treatment by our Colorado Springs technicians! Choosing our company means that you do not have to wonder if your home is protected against termite infestations, because we provide total protection with our extendable annual termite warranty renewals.
Because we treat your home as if it were our own, Mug-A-Bug Pest Control only uses what we believe to be the most effective termite treatment in the Colorado Springs market — Premise 75WP and Termidor. In ongoing studies they both have proven to be 100% effective in eradicating termite colonies in three months or less — a claim that other termiticides or termite systems of any type cannot make. And, unlike baiting systems such as Sentricon, which may take months or years to effectively control the colony (see Baiting Systems vs. Conventional Liquid Treatment below), Premise or Termidor begin to work immediately. Below are some key features regarding both products:
Lethal upon ingestion and contact: Termites cannot detect Premise or Termidor, so they move freely through treated areas, ingesting it and contracting it on their bodies. There’s no waiting for termites to “find” and “accept” the bait, and no prolonged termite treatment leaving your Colorado Springs home exposed through perimeter gaps and waiting periods, as with baiting systems.
Unique “Transfer Effect”: Termites infected with the termite pest control products Premise or Termidor spread it to other termites they come in contact with, and because of their social natures (they feed and groom each other), entire colonies can be eliminated in three months or less… two to six (2-6) times faster than baiting systems.
Proven: Applied at very low rates (just 0.05% and 0.06%), the active ingredient in Premise or Termidor has been used around the world on cats and dogs for flea and tick control, and on agricultural crops to protect food supplies. Registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), both Premise and Termidor are virtually odorless.
Easy: Call today to schedule your free inspection and consultation to see if Premise or Termidor is right for you. As always, with Mug-A-Bug, there’ll be no obligation or pressure to buy – just honest answers to your termite pest control questions: 719-591-0337 – Colorado Springs or 719-543-0263 – Pueblo.
Baiting Systems vs. Conventional Liquid Treatment:
Baiting Systems, such as Sentricon, have been heavily promoted as an alternative termite treatment in the Colorado Springs media, and many homeowners have been sold on their non-invasive benefits. Typically, “bait stations” are installed every ten (10 ft) feet around the perimeter of a property. The stations are monitored, and once termites are observed “taking the bait,” the stations are loaded with chemically treated bait which, when ingested and shared with the colony, results in termite pest control. While many Baiting Systems can indeed be effective over time, there are several serious drawbacks to consider:
Bait Systems don’t work right away — in fact, it can take months to years for termites to “find” and “accept” the bait.
There’s no guarantee that termites will take the bait — and no guarantee that they won’t bypass the stations and zero-in on your home directly or through gaps in the perimeter left by bait stations.
Because it takes longer to work, termite colonies that find your home continue to wreak havoc — for months, or even years before the product controls the colony.
Some companies offer repellent treatments in combination with baiting systems to keep termites away from treated areas to give the bait systems time to work. Essentially, you’ll be asked to pay for two forms of treatment to solve your problem and your payments will probably reflect that!
Contact us to schedule a FREE termite inspection: 719-591-0337 Colorado Springs or 719-543-0263 for Pueblo There’s no obligation, and we’re just as happy to tell you when you don’t have a problem as we are to give you an estimate when you do!
I am building a new home and the lender has required a termite treatment. Is that something Mug-A-Bug can do?Rachel Holcombe2018-08-20T20:58:04+00:00
Yes! Starting January 1, 2015 ALL new VA/FHA loans would be required to perform and complete a termite treatment at the home. This requires a form to be filled out by the builder (NPMA Form 99A) which states that the builder has completed a termite treatment at the home, as well as a form from a licensed pest control company (NPMA Form 99B). The Form 99B is completed by the licensed pest control company stating that they did in fact perform and complete a termite treatment at the home. Although the rule was set to expire in May of 2018, many lending institutions are upholding this rule and are still requiring that homes be treated. https://npmapestworld.org/resourcecenter/hud/
I am refinancing my house and the lender is requiring me to turn in a Wood Destroying Insect Report (WDIR). Is that something Mug-A-Bug can do?Rachel Holcombe2018-08-20T20:57:29+00:00
Yes! We perform and complete hundreds of WDIR’s on a yearly basis. The commonly used form that the lender is looking for is the NPMA-33 form. When we inspect your home, we are looking for Wood Destroying Insects ONLY. We will not note any other insects or rodents. The purpose of this form is to let the lender know if there is any termite activity at the time of the inspection. An important tip to remember or know is that only a company who is licensed in the Wood Destroying Organisms Category (Category 301) with the Colorado Department of Agriculture should complete your inspection for you. If you should hire a company who is not currently licensed in the Wood Destroying Organisms Category, and they find evidence of termites, they will not be able to make any recommendations for treatment or how much a treatment should cost. They will only be able to advise you to contact another company who is licensed to treat termites. Mug-A-Bug would be able to provide you with both the written report as well as a termite bid proposal, if we should find wood destroying insects at the property.
If I sell my home, will my warranty transfer to the new owner?Rachel Holcombe2018-08-20T20:56:58+00:00
All our termite treatments come with a one-year warranty from the date of service. We also send our annual renewal warranty options during the winter months (January-April) so our customers can decide if they want to renew and extend their warranty for another year. The products that we use for termite treatments will start to break-down over time (roughly 6-8 years) and it may be recommended to do another treatment, but we leave that up to our customers to decide.
My neighbors house was just treated for termites. Does that mean I have termites or that I will get termites?Rachel Holcombe2018-08-20T20:55:43+00:00
If your next-door neighbor has termites at their home, that only confirms that you have termites in your area. It does not automatically mean your house currently has termites, or that you will get termites. It only means that your home is a greater risk of getting termites or needing a termite treatment in the future. We would advise you to contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our termite technicians to come out and do a free inspection for you. Remember, only the distance of your home to your neighbors will reveal how far active termites are from your home.
Do you offer free termite inspections?Rachel Holcombe2018-08-20T20:54:56+00:00
Yes and No. Yes, for the scenario in which you are remodeling, and you found what you thought was termite damage or termite activity, or your neighbor has just been treated and you want to know if your house has termites. No, in the case that you request a termite inspection and you require a written report that will be used for a real estate transaction, there will be a charge for that written inspection. The cost deciding factor will be if you need something in writing which states yes/no as to whether at the time of the inspection we found evidence of termites or other wood destroying insects/organisms.
As we mentioned before, the most commonly found termite species in Colorado is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. You may see visible evidence of termites which includes: mud tubes, flying or swarming termites in a certain room of your home, small pin like holes in drywall, crumbling or damaged wood, or active live termites when removing or opening walls. Termite swarming season normally happens once a year in the Spring and is usually after a “warm” rain or spring snow, in which the temperatures will climb to much warmer temperatures, especially during spring snow storms in March or April.
Termite swarmers (flying termites) are most commonly mistaken as “flying ants”. There are two huge factors that will help easily identify if you have a swarming termite or if you have flying ants, which are also called swarmers. The first factor is that swarming termites will have a single body (think long grain of rice) and swarming ants will have a “pinched” waist or a curvy figure. Termite swarmers also have one (1) set of wings that are equal in length and size. Swarming/flying ants also have wings, but they have two (2) sets of wings that are not equal in length or size, as the front pair of wings is longer and bigger then the back set of wings, which are shorter and much smaller in size. Visit http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/termites-5-532/ for a quick visual reference and termite facts. Visit our termite page (https://www.mugabugpestcontrol.com/pest-services-colorado-springs/termite-control/termite-info/) for more pictures and information regarding the different type of classes/workers of the termite colony.
Do we really have termites in Colorado Springs?Rachel Holcombe2018-08-20T20:53:07+00:00
Absolutely! (http://www.termite.com/termites/termites-colorado.html) Here in Colorado Springs we have the Eastern Subterranean Termite, which means that the termites are underground, and most of our homeowners and customers did not even know that they had termites until they opened a wall during remodel/construction, or they found a termite mud-tube (think subway train system) about the width of a pencil climbing up their wall or foundation. There are certain zip codes or areas of the City that seem to be more prone to termites than others. We believe this to be based on the different water tables, soil content, and moisture levels. 80918 and 80917 are two of our most popular zip codes when it comes to finding live and active termites.