Over the past ten (10) years spray foam insulation has grown in popularity. Spray Foam Insulation has been sold as a product that is a better insulator of your home, energy efficient, a deterrent to mold, has a long life, and is eco-friendly.
Although spray foam insulation may have some benefit in insulating your home, it also creates significant challenges for protecting your home from a termite infestation. Spray Foam insulation provides termites cover from detection that will allow them to travel throughout your home causing destruction without exhibiting any visible evidence they are there. You will eventually find them, but by then it will be too late.
In this day and age, with all the technology available, the most efficient and accurate way of detecting a termite infestation in your home is through a visual inspection by a qualified inspector. The annual inspection of your home/property is very important to ensure your home is adequately protected from any pest infestation. In order to provide you with a quality inspection, certain areas of the structure must be visible. This includes wooden structural timbers resting upon the foundation wall. The Spray Foam Insulation covers these areas completely and eliminates an inspector’s ability to see and observe this area.
Termites are one of the most difficult pests to control and prevent, so the partnership between you and DC Scientific is necessary for success. There are many facets of location and controlling a termite infestation. This information is provided to educate homeowners on how changes to your home following a termite treatment can impact the effectiveness of the termite treatment. Altering your home in any way can impair DC Scientific’s ability to detect a termite re-infestation early which provides the best opportunity to prevent the infestation from causing any damage to your home or causing substantial damage from an undetected termite infestation. An undetected infestation can result in potentially costly damages and repair in the future.
Before you make alterations to your home, please make sure to contact DC Scientific or your exterminator. Any alterations to your structure, which could include the installation of spray foam or rigid foam board insulation can void your termite contract with DC Scientific. Contacting DC Scientific before having spray foam insulation installed will allow us to advise you of the appropriate steps necessary to accomplish your goals while maintaining the efficacy of your termite service and continuance of your service guarantee.