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Legal Definitions of Termite Control

Technically, "Termite Control" is the control of wood-destroying pests - termites - which may invade households or structures. The practice of termite control includes:

  • The engaging in,
  • Offering to engage in,
  • Advertising for,
  • Soliciting, or
  • The performance of

any of the following:

  • Identification of infestations;
  • The making of an inspection for the purpose of identifying or attempting to identify infestations of household or other structures by such pests;
  • The making of inspection reports;
  • The making of recommendations, estimates, and bids, whether oral or written, with respect to such infestations;
  • The making of contracts, or the submitting of bids for, or the performance of any work including:
    • The making of structural repairs or replacements;
    • The use of pesticides, fumigants, insecticides, or allied chemicals or substances; or
    • The use of mechanical devices

for the purposes of:

  • Eliminating,
  • Exterminating,
  • Controlling or
  • Preventing

infestations of such pests.

The experience of homeowners nationwide shows that no home, new or old, is safe from termites. By building mud tubes, termites can cross concrete, brick, cider block, metal termite shields, pretreated wood, or any barrier other than a professionally - applied termite treatment.

Even if you haven't seen swarming termites, or any traces of damage, your home may still be in danger. When a colony swarms, the winged termites may be in the air for just a few minutes and you may not see them. Termites also eat wood from the inside out, making their activity detectable only by professional termite inspection. If you do nothing, the termites will continue to eat and cause damage, until only the outer shell of the wood is left.† At some point, structural damage occurs.†

Call Regional Pest Management at 1-800-36-5-STAR for an inspection and for cost-effective treatment. The longer you delay treatment, the more damage termites will do. Repairs will become more extensive, and more expensive. Generally speaking, the sooner you approve treatment, the better.

The field of termite control is vast and sometimes confusing to the layperson. Please select from the following menu for detailed information about termites and termite control, courtesy of Regional Pest Management:

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