Termite Inspections & Control

Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, and Nashville, TN

Termite Damage in Tennessee

Termites are wood-destroying insects that work 24/7, 365 days a year. Contrary to popular belief, these insects do not go dormant during the winter, although they are most active when swarming during the spring and early summer months. The subterranean termite is a significant threat to wooden structures throughout Middle Tennessee, which is why Murfreesboro’s favorite Termite Control Company, Ameri Care Services, offers year-round treatment and control of wood-destroying insects.

Why termites are a threat to home and business owners

Termites are a problem because they often do the worst damage in unseen areas. They start by making mud tubes along foundations or inside crawlspaces. These mud tubes serve as a “road” for termites to travel from their underground colonies to inside your home or business. However, you should not rely on spotting these mud tubes as the only warning sign of termites. Wood-destroying insects can also enter homes where rotten or decaying wood is exposed or where wood touches the soil or mulch. In some instances, storing firewood or other weathered wood alongside your home or on the front porch could subject it to termites.

Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage each year

Termites cost homeowners an insurmountable amount of money in damages each year. One termite infestation could easily run you into the thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in repairs, and unfortunately, homeowner’s insurance policies won’t cover the damage. Instead, you can opt for year-round termite control treatments in Murfreesboro. While termite control treatments are an investment, it provides full-proof protection against the threat of termites. It’s a small price to pay instead of facing a huge repair bill plus the cost of eradicating termites in the first place.

How much are termite treatments?

Termite treatment costs are determined by linear feet and vary by structure’s location and size and the type of chemical needed to treat the termites. In general, it costs around $650 to treat termites in an average-sized home, although that price may vary. However, the cost of a termite protection plan starts at $115 annually. If you decide to sign a service agreement, an initial treatment is done, and we guarantee no new termite infestations within one year.

What’s included in termite protection services?

After the initial termite treatment, we return every year around the time that you signed your contract to inspect for termites. We’d like homeowners to know that additional termite treatments throughout your warranty are prohibited without the presence of termite activity. And then, only the areas reinfested can be treated and are done so at no charge, so long as you’ve maintained your annual warranty. If your warranty lapses, the process starts over with new termite treatment and warranty period.

What does my termite warranty cover?

We offer two types of warranties, a Control Warranty, which covers re-treatment only, and a Repair Warranty, which covers any related termite damages under warranty up to $50,000, although restrictions and certain conditions apply.

Active termites must be found with any associated damage. If no active termites are detected at the time of any detected damages, then no Repair Coverage is provided, which means that “old damage is not covered.”

For example, say that your home had termites before but no active termites at the time you signed your Control and Repair Warranty. But within the first year after treatment, your home gets termites. The Repair Warranty would only cover damages caused by the recent termite infestation and not old damage that occurred before your warranty was in place. However, the Control Warranty would cover the extermination services associated with the recent infestation.

What’s included in a termite inspection?

Our professionals offer termite inspections whether you have owned your home for many years or are looking to purchase a home. We even recommend that new homes undergo a termite inspection because certain construction phases could have subjected the wood framing to termite damage.

The inspection includes a complete assessment of your crawlspace, foundation, and exterior walls for termite activity, mud tubes, or other evidence that may relate to termite damage. If we discover termites, we provide you with a treatment plan to kill all current termites and their colony, as well as prevent termites from returning.

If you are a real estate professional in the Nashville or Murfreesboro area, we would love to partner with you to provide termite inspection letters to homebuyers and sellers. Please contact us directly to learn more about termite inspection letters in Nashville.

Are Termite Services worth it?

We think so! Do the math, and you will see that paying for the annual protection plan is far cheaper than paying out of pocket to irradicate termites and for their damages.

Termite Protection Plans in Nashville, Hermitage, and Murfreesboro

We recommend that all homeowners protect their homes against the threat of termites. Once the damage is done, it can end up costing thousands of dollars to repair, but you can prevent this unfortunate circumstance by getting a Termite Protection and Repair Warranty today from Ameri Care. To learn more, please call our office at (615) 893-7111.