Do you want to avoid paying thousands of dollars in home damage? Termites are wood-hungry insects that can literally eat you out of house and home. Each year, millions of homes fall victim to these problematic pests. 

As the days grow warmer, termites begin looking for a new home. Don’t let them think yours is an option!

If you are building or buying a home, it is imperative to consider a proactive approach to termite problems. Here is what you need to know to keep these termites out of your new home!  

Termite Protection When Building a Home

Termites aren’t just drawn to old or rotting wood. They have just as big of an appetite for the brand-new wood in the studs or foundations of your newly constructed home. 

Even if the building materials arrive pest-free, termites can still enter your home through contact between the wood and the ground.  Your contractor might do everything right, but there’s always a risk of a termite infestation. 

You can minimize this risk with a termite pre-treatment. Termite pretreatment is a treatment applied during the construction process. Most building codes and lending agencies require you to get a termite pretreatment by a licensed pest professional for newly built homes. This process can save you from significant damage and trouble in the future.

We partner with builders to pretreat your home and cover the first year of the termite warranty cost. After the first year, you can renew this warranty to keep your home protected! 

Termite Protection When Buying a Home

Moving to a new home is exciting! It can also be overwhelming. There are lots to consider in the transition: did they leave their washer and dryer, should you get the carpets cleaned first, is it worth selling some of your stuff to make the move easier? One thing you don’t want to overlook is your home’s termite bond or warranty. 

If the previous homeowners had a termite bond or warranty on the house, you might be able to have a warranty issued in your name.

If your home does not have termite protection, you should look into getting it soon. It’s often said that homes either had termite problems, have termite problems, or will have termite problems in the future. You don’t want to be the one to pay for them.

Constant Protection with Waynes Pest Control

Waynes provides termite warranties and uses the Sentricon® System with AlwaysActive™ technology to protect your home from costly damage. The Sentricon System uses a bait that the termites consume, preventing them from molting. When they can’t molt, they die. This process doesn’t just focus on killing a few termites but eliminates the entire colony for a more effective solution. 

Visit our website,, or call us at 866.WAYNES1 to learn more about our comprehensive year-round termite coverage.

Meredith Boyd, Social Media and Marketing Coordinator for Waynes

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