A1 Pest Control in Columbia, TN with Reviews - YP.com
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By: Lelia B.
Pest-A-Rid Termite & Pest
I have a termite problem. I crawled all through the attic spaces and basement on my knees dragging tools with me. I did wear my knee pads. I broke my flashlight while I was way back in the attic and had to feel my way back. I was terrified that I would fall through the ceiling. I took a tarp with me and crawled all over the dirt basement on my knees too. I placed every piece of wood or junk I found on the tarp. A large root ball I found sticking up out of a hole I put on the tarp too. I drug it all outside. When I got in the daylight I broke the decayed root ball open and it was scary. Crawling with termite larvae. I put it in large garbage bags and called the pest control company. They drilled holes into my concrete, trenched around my home, inside and out and filled them with Termiticide . They installed all new vents around my home that open and close by themselves ,did a stack of cinder blocks under my dining room and put a plastic barrier on all the basement dirt. All that for $1630. He gave me a 10 year guarantee, in writing and will come back once a year to inspect and treat for free. If the termites eat a board he will replace it free. He's 75 years old and works 25 year olds with him. He is so fair and honest, reminds me of what my Dad was like, Can't say enough good about this man.Pest-A-Rid Termite & Pest 309 Carter St Columbia, TN Pest Control - MapQuestGet directions, reviews and information for Pest-A-Rid Termite & Pest in Columbia, TN.MAPQUEST.COM
Tips & Advices
Fumigation is dangerous to pets and humans. Liquid termicides, however, are safe to use around pets.
No. Because termite infestations are considered preventable, most home insurance policies do not cover treatments or damage.
It's best to treat an entire home to ensure the termite infestation is completely eliminated. Spot treating costs less, but increases the likelihood of missed colonies. In addition, spot treatments can make a home unattractive to future buyers.
The cost to eliminate termites varies depending on the method. Bait costs between $150-$300, while fumigation costs $1,300-$2,500. Heat treatment costs around $1 per square foot, so a 2,500 square-foot home would cost $2,500.
The length of time depends on the process used:
  • Fumigation takes approximately five days. The termites die quickly, but homeowners must remain out of the house until the chemicals clear.
  • Bait exterminations can take months to destroy an entire colony. The bait kills termites during the molting process. If an insect eats the bait and does not molt, it is unaffected.
  • Heat extermination takes approximately eight hours and is environmentally friendly. This process heats the home to 150 degrees F.

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