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Pre-treating Your New Home

June 15, 2018

There are certain expectations when you are building a new home.  Whether purchasing a newly constructed home or designing and building your dream home, your new house should not come with the same concerns and problems that purchasing an older home would involve.  A growing trend our Pest Professionals have been seeing out in the field however, are newly constructed homes with termite problems. 

 

Termite troubles in newly constructed homes is very disconcerting, as a termite pre-treatment is a legal requirement in the state of Oklahoma.  A termite pre-treatment, when done properly, should last between two and five years.  So why are Oklahomans finding termites in their brand new homes?  

 

For starters the building contractor is the one who hires a pest control company to provide the pre treatment. They are fulfilling the requirements of the law but money talks and the lowest bid is not always the guy who is going to do the best job.  Now I am not saying your contractor doesn't care, just that he is do