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New Construction Termite Pre-Treatment in Athens, GA

Protecting New Builds from Termites in All of Georgia and Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina

Pre-construction termite treatment, also referred to as a “pretreat,” ensures that your new home is protected against termites throughout the initial construction process. A new construction termite pre-treatment creates a liquid barrier designed to keep termites out before the footing of a construction project is even poured. After the construction and landscaping are complete, we spray an additional liquid barrier around the completed building, giving your new property optimal termite protection. 

Whether you're a contractor or building your dream home, American Pest Control can protect your new construction project from termites and other wood-destroying pests with new construction termite pre-treatment in Athens, GA. Our new construction treatment automatically establishes a lifetime termite warranty for the property that can be transferred to new owners, which can improve your home’s resale value. 

Explore what a pretreat can do for you by calling (706) 702-4532 or contacting us online.

Benefits of Pretreating New Construction for Termites

Pretreating new construction for termites is a wise investment and an important step in any construction project. When you choose American Pest Control for new construction termite pre-treatment in Athens, GA, you can count on quality service at reasonable rates.

Some of the benefits of pretreating new construction for termites include:

  • Prevention of damage. Termites cause billions of dollars of damage each year. By pretreating new construction, you can prevent potential damage before it happens, saving time and money on costly repairs down the line.
  • Cost efficiency. Pretreating is much more cost-effective than dealing with an active infestation. The expenses incurred in treating an active termite infestation and repairing the damage caused can be substantial and generally outstrip the expense associated with a pretreat. 
  • Peace of mind. Knowing that your new construction has been professionally pretreated for termites gives you peace of mind. You can be confident that you are taking proactive steps to protect your investment.
  • Enhancing property value. A house that has been pretreated for termites may have a higher market value than one that hasn’t been. Buyers appreciate the assurance that the property they're considering has taken preventive measures against a widespread problem.
  • Compliance with lender requirements. Some municipalities have building codes that require termite pretreatment for new construction. While Georgia does not typically require pretreatment, some lenders do. 
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Consequences of Ignoring the Risk of Termites

Forgoing termite pretreatment in new construction can result in a variety of negative outcomes. Without any pretreatment, there is nothing standing between the exposed wood present in construction sites and termites. Remember that termites are usually difficult to detect because they eat wood from the inside out, leaving behind only a thin veneer of timber. Termites could consequently invade an exposed construction site and cause considerable damage without anyone realizing.

Termites feed on cellulose, which is found in abundance in wooden structures. When termites infest a building – including buildings under construction – they tend to cause significant structural damage. Repairing termite damage can be an extensive process, involving replacing wooden structures, reinforcing damaged areas, and even potentially, in severe cases, undertaking large-scale renovations.

Over time, unchecked termite infestations can weaken or fully compromise the integrity of a building. An active termite infestation discovered during the construction process could necessitate a halt in work until pest control professionals have thoroughly treated the area, a process that can take several days or even weeks depending on the severity of the infestation. Then, any damaged materials must be replaced, which can also extend the construction timeline. If a termite infestation is detected after a project's completion, renovations might be required, causing further disruptions and delays.

Should a termite infestation ever be discovered – whether during a routine inspection near the end of the construction process or due to obvious signs of damage – the market value of the property can plummet. This depreciation is not only due to the actual damage caused but also the perceived risks associated with owning a termite-infested property. Prospective buyers may be wary of investing in a property that could potentially require extensive pest control treatments and repairs.

With new construction termite pre-treatment in Athens, GA, you will not have to worry about any of these potential consequences. We can also assist with the installation of a Sentricon Colony Elimination system to protect your property against termites, so call (706) 702-4532 or contact us online to explore your options today.

Hear From Our Happy Customers

At American Pest Control, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

  • Would highly recommend this company!
    "Austin always greets us with a smile and goes above and beyond to make sure we are satisfied with our service."
    - Salena R.
  • The guy we have is very nice and friendly.
    "We saw one roach bug and he sprayed and I haven't had an issue with them since!"
    - Destiny G.
  • They consistently deliver quality care with professionalism.
    "We have used American Pest Control for both our yearly termite inspection and our quarterly pest control since 2008."
    - Sherry S.

Why Our Customers Love Working with Us

  • Efficient Pest Management

    When pests get into your home or business, you want a quick solution. Our efficient pest control takes care of the problem.

  • Excellent Customer Service
    We care about our customers and are committed to delivering the services you need to provide you with peace of mind.
  • Certified And Trained Technicians
    Our technicians go through rigorous training and must pass state-required testing in order to be certified with us.
  • Honesty, Integrity, Family, Community, Quality Service
    Our third-generation pest control experts put our experience toward your family's safe, comfortable environment.

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