Termites Work Fast. We Work Faster.
Alabama’s climate is especially attractive to termites, and though activity is highest in the warmer months, termites can be active year-round throughout most of the State. These seemingly invincible wood-devouring insects are silent invaders because you probably won’t even notice them until they have already done considerable damage to your home.
For Alabama residents, termites cause more structural damage each year than storms, floods, and fires combined. Termites work quickly, causing destruction to the least visible parts of your home. They’re some of the most persistent pests in the world. Alabama Professional Services is dedicated to exterminating these harmful insects from homes and commercial properties in our community.
Various termite species are a major pest problem in Alabama. This includes Formosan termites, which are the most aggressive termite species in the nation. The voracious appetite of a termite colony is detrimental to your home, whether it’s made of wood, brick, stone or stucco.
Once termites find their way into your house, the destruction begins from the inside out. They can hollow out beams and floor joists and literally chew through walls. Worst of all, you may not see any signs of termite damage until it’s too late. You can take precautions to make your home less vulnerable to termites, but nothing can replace professional termite control from Alabama Professional Services. We’ve specialized in termite treatment since 1977, so we know how to get rid of termites and keep them out!
We Get Rid of Termites
Alabama Professional Services offers residential and commercial termite control and eradication. Our trained and licensed technicians understand the lifecycle and behaviors of termites, so we know how to search out and exterminate them. We utilize the best practices and products available in the industry, including the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System and Termidor Termite Treatment for termite extermination and prevention.
One of our termite control experts will provide a thorough property inspection, then review these results with you and provide the best treatment plan customized to successfully eliminate termites from your property. If you suspect you may have an infestation or want to prevent one from occurring, don’t wait until it’s too late.
Your home is your largest investment. Trust us to protect it. We are the best termite control, inspection company, specializing in exterminating these harmful insects from homes and commercial properties servicing Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, and Huntsville, Alabama.
What is a Termite Bond?
A general definition of a termite contract (or "bond") consists of having a treatment applied to the structure (liquid termiticide to the foundation of the structure or a baiting system installed around the perimeter of the structure in the yard), regular inspections for termite activity (usually annually), and a warranty. Some warranties cover just the re-treatment of future termite infestations and some also cover any repairs of damage caused by future infestations. Consumers should check to see if their company has a deductible and what the dollar limit is for repairs. Below, we will dig a bit deeper into how a termite bond works for you, the consumer.
A termite bond is a warranty between you and a termite company, somewhat like a maintenance contract with other types of service companies. Some typical components of the bond include, but are not limited to:
- An agreement for termite inspections as long as the contract lasts (typically a couple of years). These inspections can happen annually or quarterly, or on an agreed-upon schedule.
- An agreement to provide treatment and control if termites are discovered in the structure. These treatments are usually covered by an active bond. Many bonds include upfront service, prior to inspections, to take care of termite issues that were just discovered.
- Repair of damages or re-treatment only. An agreement should specify if the service provider will retreat and repair any damage from a subsequent infestation or just retreat the structure without providing damage repairs. Not all homes qualify for a Repair Bond, so it is recommended that you inquire about the eligibility and costs associated.
Note: A bond differs from a "termite letter," which is a document stating that a structure is found free of termites upon inspection.
A termite bond delivers peace of mind to the consumer. If you have a termite infestation, you may worry that termites will return, even after successful control services. A bond guarantees that the pest control company will keep an eye on your home and make sure that a new infestation does not catch you off-guard.
Termite bonds also serve an important purpose when buying or selling a home. If a home inspector finds a termite problem or a high likelihood of termites, buyers may require a termite bond be bought by the seller before the sale can proceed. Likewise, lenders may not be willing to provide a mortgage for at-risk homes without a bond. Certain loans specifically require pest inspections, so having a termite bond can help home buyers qualify for those lower-cost loans.
We don't suggest waiting until a home inspection to find out if you need a termite bond. The discovery can delay seller plans at a crucial time during the transaction. Instead, if you are thinking about selling your home, or if you recently found a termite infestation and are worried about it returning, it's a good idea to plan for a bond.
Termite bond prices are determined by how long the bond lasts and what services are included, as well as additional factors.
Termite bonds are either transferable or nontransferable. A transferable bond can be transferred to a new homeowner upon the sale of a home. As you might imagine, it's important that you get a transferable bond whenever possible.