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Want to know more about what sets Orkin apart from other termite control companies? How to spot a termite infestation? How termite control services work? Here are answers to some of the most common questions customers ask Orkin Men. If you still have questions, call now toll-free 866-715-4665 to speak to a termite control expert.
Every home is different in layout and construction and so is every termite infestation. Because Orkin takes a science-based approach to termite control, the company doesn’t have a set menu of services and prices. After a no-obligation termite inspection, your local Orkin Man will develop a termite control plan that is customized to your exact situation. This ensures that you are only charged for the services you require. Don’t forget that all Orkin termite control services are backed by the Orkin Guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with Orkin’s work, your Orkin Man will return and re-treat your home at no additional charge.
Orkin’s more than 100 years in business, more than 70 fighting termites, and more than one million satisfied customers are reason enough. Orkin also boasts a staff of full-time research scientists who continually develop and test new, more effective and environmentally friendly termite control methods. These researchers also develop training programs for all Orkin field staff, including your local Orkin Man. And your Orkin Man himself is no mere exterminator. He is a highly trained expert with more than 160 hours spent learning the science of pest control in his first year alone. Finally, the Orkin Guarantee offers peace of mind that many companies simply don’t provide.
Orkin takes a scientific approach to each customer, home and termite infestation. That means your local Orkin Man will systematically investigate and assess the termite infestation at your property, using the AIM approach – Assess, Implement, and Monitor. He will then develop a comprehensive plan for eradicating all termite colonies present in your property. Termite control is not a one-time event, and it often takes more than a single visit to eliminate difficult infestations. Furthermore, ongoing yearly monitoring is necessary to head off future infestations before they cause extensive damage.
Firewood is a tasty treat to a hungry colony of termites. Never stack firewood anywhere near the foundation of your home. Keep it at least five feet away, and store it in a rack elevated off the ground.
Tenting is used specifically to combat extensive infestations of drywood termites. Subterranean and Formosan termites are generally treated using other means. If tenting and fumigation are necessary, you will have to evacuate your home for a period of time. Some items in your home may need to be removed or sealed to avoid damage or contamination during the treatment period.
Depending on where you live and the type of termite most common there, the termite threat you face can vary. To learn more about the termites that are prolific in your area of the country, visit the Know Your Termite Threat tool. Generally, there a number of things you can do to reduce your overall termite risk, including: