The answer to the question above is, yes, your Franklin home does need termite protection. But, when considering "why" your home needs protection, there are several points to consider.
The termites we battle in Franklin are subterranean termites which are the most destructive termites in the United States. No home should be defenseless against these wood-eating insects. But just any old termite protection is not going to be good enough for these destructive invaders. Subterranean termites are often called "silent destroyers" for good reason. Your termite control efforts need to be good enough to outsmart these sneaky pests.
Have you ever heard the saying, "It takes a thief to catch a thief?" Well, we have a new one for you: "It takes a pro to catch a pro." If you're thinking you can protect your Franklin home from subterranean termites using do-it-yourself termite control, there are a few things you should know.
It is hard to detect subterranean termites, even for a professional who knows what to look for. If you're hoping you'll be able to see termites before you see the damage they do, you're likely to be disappointed.
While All-American Pest Control employees are educated professionals who know how to detect the presence of subterranean termites, we've gone one step further. We now use a bait system that leverages the foraging habits of termite workers to make detection a snap. When subterranean termites come to feed on your equity, your All-American Pest Technician is going to know it.
Subterranean termites come up from the ground and feed inside the wood of your home. There are really only two ways to stop them. The age-old method of creating a chemical barrier all the way around a home, or using the award-winning Sentricon® System with Always Active™. While chemicals like Termidor can protect a home, it requires trenching or drilling and an understanding of what is necessary to make a complete barrier--as well as how to maintain it over time. This is not a job for DIY pest control.
At All-American Pest Control, we trust Sentricon® with Always Active™ not only to stop worker termites but to use them against the colony that sent them. This is a proven method with decades of real-world success.
Your Franklin home needs termite protection. When you're ready, call All-American Pest Control. We service Franklin and middle Tennessee with industry-leading pest control solutions that work.