Memphis Termite Control Services
Termite Issues? Get Safe and Effective Memphis Termite Control Services with Inman-Murphy
Let Inman-Murphy Termite & Pest Control handle your termite problems once and for all. We’ll eliminate existing termite colonies and take preventive measures to make sure they don’t return.
Termites are one insect you want nowhere near wooden structures on your property. Whether you have drywood termites, which burrow deep into wooden structures, or subterranean termites, which are usually found underground, these destructive pests are hard to find before significant damage has already occurred.
A clear indicator of termites on your property is when you see small mud tubes near the foundation. These tubes protect termites from light, air, and their enemies. Even the smallest cracks in your foundation can invite unwanted termites to come inside.
Termite colonies in homes can be difficult to locate because most homes or businesses have wooden frames hidden behind sheetrock. This can allow termites to feed on wood structures for months or years without interruption or detection.
Don’t Let Termites Problems Get Out of Control
Contact Inman-Murphy at the First Sign of Termites
As soon as you spot a termite in your home or business, call Inman-Murphy Termite & Pest Control for a free consultation. When termites become visible, it’s possible they’ve been there much longer than you think.
The longer termites are allowed to flourish, the more structural damage can occur on your property.
If you’re experiencing one or more of these common termite warning signs, it’s time to call the professionals for termite control services:
- Mud tubes climbing the foundation of your home
- Subterranean tunnels
- Blowholes in trees
- Termites noises and wood excavation
- Termite droppings in or around your home that look like small piles of salt or pepper
- Piles of termite wings left behind after swarms
- Sagging floors
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
- Squeaky floorboards
- Maze-like patterns in furniture, floorboards, or walls
- Tree nests
Termite swarms may take place inside or outside a home as mature termites leave the nest to start their own colonies. Swarmers shed their wings after they take flight. Small piles of wings in spider webs and on surfaces around your home’s foundation may be visible.
Do you have signs of termites in your home? Contact us for an appointment or call us today at 901-388-0852.
With Memphis Termite Control Services, We Eliminate Termite Colonies and Make Sure They Don’t Return
Inman-Murphy’s trained pest control technicians use the latest EPA-certified solutions and equipment to protect you and your property while eliminating termite colonies. We provide ongoing inspections to make sure termites are safely removed so they don’t come back.
At Inman-Murphy, we back our work with a written guarantee for termite pest control services.
EPA-Certified Solutions: Committed to Keeping You and Your Family Safe
We believe in protecting our customers, their families, and their pets, which is why we only use safe pest control solutions and equipment to eliminate pests. That means we don’t use any harsh or harmful chemicals on your property.
While our solutions are safe for use around humans and pets, they’re also extremely effective at removing termites and pests. If you’re looking for a safe way to eliminate pests from your home or business, trust the professionals at Inman-Murphy to handle any termite or pest issue for you.
Value-Added Termite Services for Memphis Residents & Businesses
Termite Pre-Treatment for New Construction
If you’re building a new home, office, or addition in Memphis, consider pre-construction termite pre-treatment services. This is a method of treating the soil before a structure is built, creating a barrier to help prevent future termite infestations.
With proper pre-treatment, the soil near the foundation is treated with a termiticide and is virtually undisturbed after the foundation is in place. Properly treated structures can resist termites for a much longer period of time when termiticides are applied to areas that will become unreachable after construction is complete. Once construction is complete, a perimeter treatment is performed and, in most cases, will be accompanied with a termite warranty and repair guarantee.
Homebuilders in Memphis trust Inman-Murphy to perform all the necessary termite pre-treatment services with the most innovative methods and EPA-certified solutions. We also provide all the required paperwork required by your building inspector and lender. Allow Inman-Murphy handle the termite pre-treatment details for you.
Real Estate Clearance Letters
Clearance letters are necessary for real estate transactions. This report is often referred to as a “Termite Letter” or “WDI Report.” A clearance letter covers more than just termites—it also addresses any insects capable of destroying wood.
At Inman-Murphy, we’re proud to have a reputation among local real estate professionals for providing thorough and fair evaluations of Memphis and surrounding area homes.
If an inspection reveals a termite issue or pest infestation, Inman-Murphy is the trusted source for providing fast and effective pest control solutions. Our trained inspectors are helpful, reliable, and always arrive at their appointments on time.
Inman-Murphy provides clearance letters for all of Shelby, Tipton and Fayette counties. Contact us for an appointment or call us today at 901-388-0852.
Recurring Termite and Pest Control Services
Keep Your Home or Office Safe and Secure
One of the best preventive measures to make sure termite and pest populations are controlled is through recurring pest control inspections. Monthly services are recommended for businesses and restaurants to ensure pests are eliminated and never seen by customers. Annual inspections for termites in homes can help ensure no termites are hiding outside of view.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Termites
- What are termites?
Termites are small insects that live in colonies and feed on wood. Eastern subterranean termites are the most common in Tennessee. This highly destructive variety requires a moist environment and feeds on the cellulose in wood, leaves, and soil. They build tiny mud tubes to protect and transport themselves.
- Are termites dangerous?
While termites do not carry diseases that transfer to humans, they can cause major damage to building structures. A termite colony may contain thousands of termites and large colonies can do extensive damage to the wood in your home. So they’re not dangerous to your health, but they are a threat to your budget.
- How do termites get inside a house?
Termites get in through the tiniest cracks in a foundation. Once inside, they take up residence in your walls or floors where they eat away at the wooden beams.
- What's the lifespan of a termite?
An individual worker termite can live for two years. Colonies of termites could survive for years if left untreated.
- What’s so special about termite queens?
Termite queens lay eggs every day. Some can produce 20,000 to 30,000 eggs per day. The queen controls and can even suppress the development of other queens in the colony with pheromones which she maintains within the colony at all times.
A drywood termite queen can live 10 to 12 years. Eastern subterranean termite queens, the most common termite in America, can live up to 30 years, but a 15- to 17-year lifespan is more common. For some African termite species, queens can live up to an astonishing 50 years!
- How long does it take for termites to damage a home?
Termites have big appetites and eat constantly. A large subterranean colony can eat close to a pound of wood in a single day. Because they easily hide from view in walls and floors, termites may be at work for many days, weeks, or months before you realize you have a problem.
- How much does termite damage usually cost?
This depends on how long they’ve been at work and how much wood is in your home. Minor damage that’s quickly detected may not consume your household budget, but, If left untreated, it’s not uncommon for a termite colony to cost many thousands of dollars in repairs.
- How do I know if I have termites?
You may notice a swarm of termites somewhere on your property. Or, you may see the work of termites, such as soft or blistering wood, termite droppings, or small mud tubes around your home’s foundation.
If you find termites or potential termite damage indoors or outdoors, call a qualified termite extermination professional immediately to inspect your property.
- How do I prevent termites from invading my home?
Because termites feast on wood, leaves, and soil, it’s hard to prevent them from being on your property. However, you can take steps to prevent subterranean termites by reducing moisture in areas around your home.
Keep gutters, downspouts, and splash blocks clear of debris so that they always divert water away from your home. Make sure your crawl space has good ventilation and clear debris away from the perimeter of your home.
Newly built homes can receive a pre-treatment of termiticide. This treatment must be applied while the home is being built in areas that are covered after the structure is finished.
- When should I schedule an appointment for termite pest control services?
Contact a licensed pest control service provider at the first sign of termites. Any delay means more time for colonies to eat away at your home and cause significant damage. Call our termite pest control experts immediately for a consultation and treatment.
- Can I get an estimate before services are performed?
Absolutely. At Inman-Murphy, we offer our clients free estimates for termite and pest control services. A trained technician is sent to your home to evaluate the extent of your termite issue and offer recommendations for remediation. We’ll make sure you’re fully aware of the treatment plan and cost before services take place.
- How are termites controlled?
The method of treating termites we may recommend depends on the severity of the infestation. At Inman-Murphy Termite and Pest Control, we use EPA-certified products and innovative equipment to eliminate termites. Ongoing inspections will help make sure your property continues to be termite-free.
- After treatment, will termites return?
To keep termites from coming back, we recommend taking preventive measures, such as sealing cracks and removing debris from the foundation of your home. As an added layer of protection, we recommend annual inspections to check for termite colonies hidden in walls out of sight. Annual inspections offer peace of mind and protect your investment in your home from any further damage.
Ready to get started? Contact us for an appointment or call us at 901-388-0852.
Inman-Murphy: Pest Control Professionals You Can Trust
Inman-Murphy is one of the fastest-growing pest control companies in the Memphis area. We’ve built our reputation on offering exceptional customer service and care. Many of our customers have been with us since our beginning and continue to refer their friends and family to us.
Our technicians are well-trained and have the experience to handle any pest issue you may have in your home or business. If you need Memphis termite control services, trust us to take care of all your termite and pest control needs for you.
You’ll Receive the Best Results – We Guarantee It
When you choose Inman-Murphy, we’re confident you’ll have a great experience and be satisfied with the results. But if you are ever unsatisfied, we will keep coming back and treating an issue until it’s completely resolved.
By choosing Inman-Murphy for your termite control services, you can always expect great service and professional results.
Easy Online Bill Payment
Inman-Murphy makes it quick and easy to pay your invoice online with our online billing payment option. Online bill pay is convenient, safe, and secure.
Do You Need Termite Pest Control Services in Memphis, TN? Call the Experts at Inman-Murphy Today
If you think you have a termite issue in your Memphis home or business, don’t wait another day. Contact the professionals at Inman-Murphy Termite & Pest Control today or submit a request online for a free estimate and professional termite evaluation.
Contact us for an appointment or call us today at 901-388-0852.
Our Clients Say It Best
We have used Inman-Murphy for termite service since 2001. They have always provided excellent customer service and worked with us around our residents’ schedule. Whether it’s after regular business hours, or on the weekend, they are responsive to our needs with a pleasant attitude.–Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab
Inman Murphy has protected our home and family for years. With their attention to detail, technicians identify potential problems and stop them before they result in costly repairs. From termites to spiders, we know Inman-Murphy’s is there for us.–Doug Force, Homeowner
The Memphis Zoo has been using the services of Inman-Murphy for our pest control needs for over four years. It is important to us that pest control not only be timely and effective, but that it also must be done carefully and safely, so it will pose no threat to our staff, animals, or visitors. We have been very pleased with the service we have received from Inman-Murphy and would recommend them highly.–James B. Jalenak , CAO, Memphis Zoo
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