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Termites are wood destroying insects that scientists believe have been around for over 250 million years! Most termites feed on cellulose from wood or they feed on wood products. They are social insects that live in a colony in the ground or in wood. One of the tell-tale signs of their presence is the mud tubes they build to gain access to wood. Without these mud tubes, termites would be exposed to the open air, dry out and die.
The greatest concern of dangers posed by termites is structural damage.
Termite control may be difficult, which is why our service includes the necessary products and follow up visits for one fee. Our termite treatment methods consist of the following:
Initial Service- The Schendel Termite Elimination and Protection program (S.T.E.P.) is a comprehensive 5 step service that includes a detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home including your surrounding property, then a targeted treatment of all the areas where termite activity is present using all our termite resources to prevent these destructive pests, including the use of our highly effective termite bait system. The S.T.E.P. program also gets rid of termite colonies on your property as part of our initial service.
Follow Up - Schendel Pest Services will continue to monitor the termite bait system annually and will replace any station where termite activity was found. Annual written updates documenting any activity found are provided and all Schendel STEP customers enjoy the benefit of our Termite Damage Warranty*
Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, termites are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
Schendel is 100% committed to helping you as soon as possible and in most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Schendel uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment whenever we can. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA, but our knowledgeable service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.
Schendel’s Termite Damage Warranty covers the cost to repair damage to your home and belongings caused by termites, as long as you maintain your termite protection with Schendel Pest, subject to certain provisions*.
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose to continue service to keep pests out of their home. You can also check our Pest Prevention Tips here.
Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial termite control and extermination services throughout our service area including in Kansas City, KS, Kansas City, MO, Topeka, KS, Lawrence, KS, Wichita, KS, Springfield, MO, Phoenix, AZ and Norman, OK.
*Provisions of Schendel Termite Damage Warranty
a) Pre-existing damage occurring prior to the effective date of the warranty is excluded.
b) Warranty excludes damage occurring in inaccessible areas of the structure.
c) Warranty excludes certain situations whereby termite damage occurs under conditions conducive to infestation or re-infestation including but not limited to: above ground moisture sources, structural modifications, additions, soil level changes, soil grade levels above the foundation, or other repairs. Notification to Schendel of these changes is required because additional service procedures may be required.
d) In the event new damage occurs in the structure, live termites must be verified by Schendel. New damage is defined as damage done by subterranean termites subsequent to the treatment date. Unless live termites are found in the damaged area and verified by Schendel, the damage discovered is old damage and is not covered by the warranty.
e) Service agreement must be in force per extended protection provisions, including annual inspection of the treated structure.
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