Everything you need to know about protecting your South Carolina and Georgia home or business from the most invasive, destructive pest


Whether you’re building a new home, currently have termite issues, or have struggled with termite-related problems in the past, it’s always wise to consider your options when it comes to protecting your home against the most destructive insect in America.

No matter what phase of life you’re in, there are things you can do to stop and prevent termite infestations from eating your most expensive purchase.


1. How do termites detect wood and invade your home or business building?

Subterranean termites may be small, but their robust social performance and ferocious determination make them unstoppable if unchecked. Their moisture and wood-detecting abilities are the most impressive of any pest, and it won’t take long for them to detect and invade your home.

Termites communicate by leaving pheromone trails, called chemical sensing, to alert other colony members of food sources. If one scout termite locates wood or moisture in or around your home, then it’s only a matter of time before its “associates” begin an impending infestation and demolition.

2. How to prevent termites in new construction

Building a new home can be a daunting and distracting task, but don’t forget about your termite pre-treatment. Most lenders in South Carolina and Georgia, and the Southeast at large, require pre-treatments for new construction.

Whether your new construction is a slab on grade, basement, or crawl space, Compass Pest Management has comprehensive termite pre-treatments for most any construction scenario.

If your new home is on a slab, Compass can treat the soil before the concrete is poured. If your new home has a crawl space, Compass can treat the footers after your crawl space portion is complete.

Untreated new construction is among the most vulnerable termite targets, so don’t fall victim to this inevitability. It’s comparable to leaving food open on the kitchen counter, then being shocked to discover an ant infestation. Termites are always searching for a food source. Whether it’s a fallen tree in the forest or the wood in your floor and walls; it’s all the same to a termite colony.

Pre-treatments are necessary, and they offer immense peace of mind for the homeowner or investor. Once treated, you can rest assured that termites won’t access your home–and we guarantee it with our repair and retreat protection plans.

Fun Fact: Subterranean termites, like ants, are stout social insects, meaning they work together to build nests and locate food.

3. How long does a termite treatment last?

Compass Pest Management uses a termiticide called Termidor, one of the most trusted and widely used products in the industry.

Termidor doesn’t repel the termites by pushing them to the neighbor’s house; it overpowers the entire colony, preventing them from infesting your home.

University studies suggest Termidor is long-lasting and can provide peace of mind and protection from wood-destroying termites for years. Compass is a leader in the latest technology that prevents termites from entering your home.

Is termite prevention worth it?

Considering the detrimental threat of termites, a professional termite treatment is the best way to ensure your home’s protection and enjoy peace of mind.

It’s April, and the warm weather is rapidly approaching. Termite season has officially begun in South Carolina and Georgia.

Many homeowners may see flying termites, called swarmers, but accidentally mistake them for flying ants. Spotting these arial pests is a menacing sign that termites are building new colonies and locating food sources. Termites are officially on the move in South Carolina and Georgia.

Don’t let your home fall victim! Contact Compass Pest Management today for your free inspection and estimate.