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The Who, What, When and Where of Pre-Construction Termite Treatment

The Who, What, When and Where of Pre-Construction Termite Treatment

Green Solutions Plantation
4 Apr

The Who, What, When and Where of Pre-Construction Termite Treatment

Something that many don’t know about when their house or commercial property is being built is that pre-construction termite treatment is done. This form of treatment is required by the State of Florida and the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control to prevent new structures from Subterranean Termite infestations. This form of termite treatment is typically done when a house is being built and is then re-done every 5 years after. When having a new property built, this is one of those services you want to be done correctly, termites are no joke in the State of Florida.

Who?

 Every homeowner needs to get this service done every 5 years; this will help protect your home from other pest control issues. Others that need to get this service done are all shell contractors, general contractors, and concrete companies that are in the process of building new structures within the state. Not only are the contractors required to get this type of service done, but also all architect firms that plan out the blueprints of what these structures are going to look like. As you can see, this service is one of high importance for all involved in the building and homeownership process. You’re probably asking, well who is responsible for providing this service. The only companies that can come out and complete this service are those that have a Termite Category Commercial Pesticide Applicator license in the State of Florida. Along with this license, companies are required to have a truck that contains a 100 gallon or larger spray rig. Usually, when people are seeking companies to come out and do this service for them, they prefer those who have a decent amount of experience under their belt. This is because of the strict deadlines that come with this kind of service. The company needs to understand how to complete this service in the timeframe despite the many concrete pours that occur while completing this service.

What?

What comes to mind when thinking of pre-construction termite treatment is often someone spraying chemicals on a grassy or dirt-based property. This image is slightly off from the reality of the situation. Companies that are licensed and experienced enough to complete this project have quite the technical task. This kind of treatment starts with applying 1/10th of a gallon of premixed residual termiticide formulation per square foot of the property before all the concrete is poured down. This step is done with the large truck and 100 gallons or larger spray rig. The premixed residual termiticide formulation is made by mixing water and termiticide to make the formula. This formula is then applied before the concrete is poured and is also sprayed down onto parts of the soil. The areas of the soil that will have the walls and footer of the structure placed on it will not only have the formula sprayed down but also injected. Although this project is required for safety reasons, there are some drawbacks to the process. These drawbacks are weather delays putting a hold on project completion, the spread of material to other areas of soil that are not targets, flaws because of translocation due to wind, and over/under application of the material.

When?

This step in the construction process is done before the concrete is poured down on the property, making the material only really deal with the properties soil. However, this soil needs to meet certain standards before the formula can be sprayed and injected. After the plumbing and constructional units are in place the soil can then be graded. After this step is done the termite protection can be done. The only restriction that this service must follow is that it is done at a minimum temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit for a minimum of 6 hours and 10 miles per hour of wind speed. This is mainly so the formula can be properly mixed and then applied without running into any obstacles. Depending on how much termite treatment needs to be used to cover the whole property, some properties on the larger side may need to be done in several different spray and concrete pour sessions.

Where?

 This service can be completed by Accurate Pest Control, Inc. effectively and safely. We are licensed and have all the materials needed to do pre-construction termite treatment in the entire South Florida region.

If you are in the Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Davie, Weston, and Hollywood area with a home or commercial property being prepped to be built, contact Accurate Pest Control, Inc. for all your pest control services and pre-construction termite treatment needs. Give us a call at (954) 945-9154!